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Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

Legacy 68:5


“A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the lonely in families.” Psalm 68:5-6a

Legacy 68:5 was established in 2008 to provide connection, community, and funding to families that were compelled to move toward adoption in compassion for the orphan.

Legacy 68:5 derives its name from Psalm 68:5-6a, believing firmly that it is God who forms and restores all families and that His healing work is accomplished through the commitment of adoptive and foster families as well as global caregivers to orphaned and vulnerable children.

We know that this work is beautiful but difficult and just begins at placement. Our commitment is to come alongside pre- and post-placement families and caregivers to connect, equip, and sustain them, providing hope in the midst of the journey.

We CONNECT

We EQUIP

We SUSTAIN

Learn More & Connect with Legacy 68:5

Interested in learning more about adoption, foster care, or how to connect with other families? Fill out our interest form below, and follow us on Facebook and join our newsletter for the latest news and updates!

Legacy 68:5 Interest Form

Upcoming Events

Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care

  1. 28
    Aug

    Foster Care Luncheon

    Aug, 28 2022 @ 12:30 pm - The Loop Campus (Rm 143)

  2. 13
    Sep

    Legacy Dad's Club

    Sep, 13 2022 @ 6:30 pm - The Loop Campus (Rm 158)

  3. 15
    Sep

    Moms of the Heart (MOTH)

    Sep, 15 2022 @ 7:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Reception Room)

  4. 20
    Oct

    Moms of the Heart (MOTH)

    Oct, 20 2022 @ 7:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Reception Room)

  5. 08
    Nov

    Legacy Dad's Club

    Nov, 08 2022 @ 6:30 pm - The Loop Campus (Rm 158)

Milestones / Life Bible Study

Opportunities may vary by campus; however, we invite you to join us for any class that would benefit you and/or your family. Agency training hours are available upon request.

Foster Care Essentials

Every Wednesday, Aug 24-Sept 28 @ 6:30p — The Loop (Rm 252)
T: Hannah Rodriguez
C: Heather.Henson@HoustonsFirst.org

Foster Care Essentials consists of six stand-alone sessions relevant to those interested or actively engaged in serving the vulnerable children of our community.

Session 1: The Gospel as our Why

Guest Drew Knowles is a father of four with two of his children adopted through foster care. He is also an area pastor and community advocate for foster care through the Riverside Project. Join us this week to hear about God’s heart for the vulnerable throughout scripture and how the gospel as our why can not only draw us into care for the vulnerable but also sustain us through the challenges we may encounter.

Session 2: Wraparound Care

Stepping into compassionate action for vulnerable families is always accompanied by uncertainty and difficulties. As we face the cumulative needs that result from chronic trauma, caring adults often experience compassion fatigue, burnout, or a loss of hope or joy. Experienced foster parents Marcus and Hannah Rodriguez will share this week about the importance of wraparound care, how you can participate in a wraparound care team, and how Legacy 68:5 can help your family pursue holistic health and sustainability in your journey. Marcus Rodriguez is the HFBC Minister of Mobilization and Evangelism and Hannah is the Foster Care Coordinator with Legacy 68:5.

Session 3: Trauma Informed Schools

This session will be presented by expert panelists: Jenny Sheets, early childhood educator, Legacy 68:5 Ministry Associate, and Trauma Competent Caregiver Affiliate Trainer; Dinah McMichael, principal in CyFair ISD; Lori Tapley, high school educator. Join us to learn about how you can advocate for vulnerable children through the educational setting.

Session 4: WISE Up! Telling the Truth to your Foster and Adopted Children

Foster and adoptive parents have a crucial responsibility to communicate the circumstances of their child’s past in a manner that will lead to understanding, resolution, and healing. WISE Up! facilitator and Legacy 68:5 Director Toni Steere will share the importance of developing strength-based life stories and practical strategies for you to implement this with vulnerable children.

Session 5: Discerning Your Next Right Step

Not everyone is called or able to step into the realm of foster care as foster families, but we all have a role to play as the body of Christ. Join Legacy 68:5 Director Toni Steere and Foster Care Coordinator Hannah Rodriguez to consider next steps for you as a Jesus follower and community member.

Session 6: CPR & First Aid Certification

Babysitters, respite caregivers, and foster parents are all required to maintain current CPR & First Aid certification. Join us this week from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and leave with your new or renewed CPR & First Aid certification. This session does have a $20 fee and a separate (required) registration link. Register HERE!



Exploring Adoption and Foster Care

Every Wednesday, Oct 5-Nov 16 @ 6:30p — Virtual Only
F: Heather Henson
C: Heather.Henson@HoustonsFirst.org

For those exploring adoption and foster are, this course will allow you to hear testimonies from members of our church who have walked through the process of adoption or foster care, help you process your motivations and expectations and speak to the cost and other significant factors to consider.

Register Here


Waiting in Hope

Every Tuesday, Sep 6-Dec 13 @ 6:30p-8p — The Loop (Rm 253)
T: Hannah Hensdill and Gracie Turrubiartes
C: Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

This infertility support group exists to walk alongside those struggling with the grief of difficulty conceiving - whether it's infertility, miscarriage, or waiting to adopt. There is hope to be found during this season of waiting.


Legacy 68:5 Life Bible Study

Every Sunday @ 9:30a-10:45a — The Loop (Rm 261)
D: Bill and Shannon Rademacher
T: Bill and Shannon Rademacher

For those with a heart for vulnerable children including pre- and post-placement kinship caregivers, foster parents, adoptive parents, or those passionate about orphan care globally.

Meet Our Staff

Adoption, Foster, & Orphan Care
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Legacy 68:5 Director
Jenny Sheets
JS

Jenny Sheets

CYSNA Director
HR

Hannah Rodriguez

Foster Care Coordinator
Heather Henson
HH

Heather Henson

Legacy 68:5 Ministry Assistant & Cypress Campus Coordinator
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Legacy 68:5 Director
Jenny Sheets
JS

Jenny Sheets

CYSNA Director
HR

Hannah Rodriguez

Foster Care Coordinator
Heather Henson
HH

Heather Henson

Legacy 68:5 Ministry Assistant & Cypress Campus Coordinator