Foster Care and Adoption

It can be overwhelming to know exactly how to help a child in foster care.
Through the CrossRoads Entrusted Foster Care and Adoption Ministry, we hope to raise awareness and build a community of people supporting foster care,  adoption, and kinship - in our church and our city.

You may be wondering  what you can do.
Here are some practical ways to help and serve children and families in need.

Foster Parent, Adoption, and Kinship Survey
If you have ever adopted, fostered, or are actively considering it, we want to hear from you. Please complete the Foster Parent, Adoption, Kinship Survey.
The Mercy Closet
The CrossRoads Mercy Closet supports vulnerable children and families in our community. The closet provides clothing for children from birth to 18 years old. If you want to shop the closet, click here.
The Mercy Freezer
CrossRoads loves to support our fostering and adoptive families by providing occasional meals. If you currently attend CrossRoads and and are an adoptive, foster, or kinship family, be sure to complete the Foster Parent, Adoption, Kinship Survey.

Serve in the Foster/Adoption Ministry

Yes, I' m interested in Serving on the Foster/Adoption Team.

If you are interested in supporting foster and adoptive families by donating to the Mercy Closet or Mercy Freezer,  send a message using the button below. You will  notified of needs as they arise.
If anybody understands God's ardor for his children, it's someone who has rescued an orphan from despair, for that is what God has done for us. God has adopted you. God sought you, found you, signed the papers and took you home.~ Max Lucado

Here’s how we define foster families, adoptive families, and kinship families here at CrossRoads

  • Foster families are those who are licensed to care for kids in the foster care system who have been removed from their biological family for a period of time. These families primarily work with the agency and the biological family to see the family reunited, but occasionally have the option to adopt a child if reunification efforts are not possible.
  • Adoptive families are those who have completed the process of permanently adding a child to their home and family- through foster care, infant adoption, or international adoption.
  • Kinship families are those who care for children that are biologically related to them, but who are not their own children. This also applies to close friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. who step in to care for a child full time who is not biologically theirs. Sometimes these families are also licensed foster families and sometimes they are not.

For more information about foster care in Virginia, please visit the Virginia's Kids Belong website at