Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries

Serving children and families with the love of Christ all across Alabama!

The purpose of the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries (ABCH) is to protect, nurture, and restore children and families through Christ-centered services. Our offices are in Auburn-Opelika, Birmingham, Dothan, Decatur, Mobile, Montgomery, and Oxford.


Hunter and Jordan Cory signed up to become foster parents to help kids who needed a safe, loving home. Little did they know that God would use the kids who came into their home to do abundantly more than they ever expected.

Jordan shares, “God has taught us more about his love and character through foster care than we could have ever learned...

God has moved so evidently in our lives, hearts, and home through foster care. This has been the best chapter of God’s story for me and Hunter thus far.”

Visit to read more of the Cory’s story and learn more about foster care.


You are making a difference in the lives of children across Alabama. Thank you.

Photos from Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries's post 06/18/2024


As a widow and an empty nester, Jane had abundant love to share — that is when the Lord placed foster care on her heart.

Her first placement, Nora,* was just three days old when she entered Jane’s home.

Jane felt honored to have the privilege of caring for a small, vulnerable baby.

She will tell you, though, that she wasn’t able to do it alone. “I can honestly say it takes a village when you are a foster parent. Everyone pulls together whenever there is a need.”

God provided her with a village through her church, family, and the generosity of donors like you.

Visit to read more about Jane’s foster care journey.

*Name has been changed to protect identity.

Photos from Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries's post 06/11/2024

Jackie Champion is a true asset to ABCH, bringing a deep personal connection and passion to her role as an Engagement Specialist.

Jackie’s heartfelt commitment to sharing Christ's love through her work is evident in the meaningful partnerships she develops with individuals and churches. Her leadership in the Women of Compassion movement and her strong focus on supporting both foster families and social workers show just how much she cares about this ministry and the children and families we serve. We are grateful to have her on our team!

To read more about Jackie, visit

Photos from Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries's post 06/05/2024

Take your next step to become a foster parent. Visit

*Names and image changed to protect identities.

Photos from Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries's post 05/28/2024

Our annual Camp of Champions is this weekend! Here are 5 ways you can pray!


Heroes protect the vulnerable, restore the broken, and bring hope in desperate situations.

Hero Partners is a monthly giving program. As a Hero Partner, your monthly gift provides food, clothing, and toiletries. Although they may seem insignificant, these essential items give a foster child a sense of security, knowing their needs are being met.

You can be a hero by protecting Alabama foster kids through a monthly recurring donation. To learn more, visit


Camp of Champions is a 3-day, 2-night summer camp experience at Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama.

It’s designed to serve our foster families and their children. While the parents complete training to maintain licensure, their kids get the opportunity to join with other kids like them to participate in camp activities and have fun!

For some kids, it's the first time they realize there are others like them going through similar experiences and struggles. It also provides families with the chance to enjoy themselves, bond, and form connections with others who understand both the joys and challenges of foster parenting.

Camp of Champions is made possible by generous churches and donors sponsoring foster kids to attend. Visit to sponsor a camper today.


Last year at Camp of Champions, Sofia* signed up for the gymnastics class. During class, the teacher shared from Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” She then asked the class if they had any burdens they wanted to share.

Sofia felt heavy with the burden she carried for a while. She didn’t know of other kids in foster care, and it made her feel lonely. “I have a burden,” she said. “I don’t live with my real mom anymore.” Then she heard the girl beside her say, “Me too.” Another kid across the room also said, “Me too.”

She realized she was not the only kid going through a hard time.

Sofia still talks about the friends she made at camp last summer and can’t wait to see them again! She laughed, played, and had fun—she experienced hope for the first time in a long time. She no longer felt alone.

Camp of Champions is made possible by generous donors sponsoring foster kids to attend. Visit to sponsor a camper today.

*Name and photo have been changed to protect identity.


Life was difficult for 8-year-old Sofia.* Her mother was often absent and struggled with addiction. She rarely knew when her next meal would be.

Sofia entered foster care and found refuge at ABCH. Finally, she had food at every meal, love, and security.

She also attended her first summer camp at Camp of Champions. This 3-day annual camp is made possible by generous churches and donors sponsoring foster kids to attend. She had so much fun and, finally, could be a kid. She enjoyed swimming, playing games, and learning about Jesus.

Camp is more than just a weekend away—camp provides kids with incredible memories that help heal a lifetime of pain. Visit to learn more about sponsoring a foster kid at camp this summer!

*Name and image have been changed to protect identity.


With your FREE toolkit, children at VBS can make a difference for kids in foster care during your VBS missions focus. Your Toolkit includes printable name tags, prayer points, a VBS checklist, and more!

Visit to download your VBS Toolkit Guide today!


A mother who recently completed our Family Care program for single moms shared her heartfelt gratitude as she embarks on a path toward independence for her family! In her parting note, she wrote:

“I want to say thank you for everything you all have done. You have gone over and beyond the call of duty to support, give sound advice, and help us. I appreciate everything you have done… I’ve never seen a program like this before where the staff are so passionate about their job and really care about the moms. I will truly miss you all.”

Your investment in our ministry enables stories like hers to unfold—a family in need experiences God’s love and is equipped for the next chapter of their journey. It is nothing short of miraculous for these children and families. Thank you!


Ava entered foster care with developmental delays. Today, under Nick and Kayla Butler's care, she has flourished! She has excelled in several areas and is even considered advanced!

Kayla shared, “With the right therapies, love, and nurturing, she started meeting developmental milestones and began to thrive.”

Your unwavering support equipped Nick and Kayla to walk alongside Ava when she was vulnerable and needed help.

You can continue to help kids like Ava at


From the time Ava was born, she was behind physically and developmentally. When asked if they would care for Ava, Nick and Kayla Butler immediately said, “Yes.”

Kayla shares, “With the right therapies, love, and nurturing, she started meeting developmental milestones and began to thrive. Now, she no longer needs any therapies and is considered advanced in several areas!”

Visit to read about how Ava’s life was transformed one “yes” at a time.


“I miss them [previous kids in care] but I lay in the bed at night sometimes and I feel so honored... to be a part of their journey. We keep saying yes because these kids need somebody to stand in the gap for them.” —Katie Bond, ABCH foster mom

It is a bold thing to let your heart break so kids can mend and heal. Every day, our foster parents open up their homes and lives to let hurting kids encounter the love of Christ, even though it may be for a short season. Lives are changed, children experience hope, and God is glorified.


Calling all women! Join us for our 5th Annual Women of Compassion Luncheon!

Women across Alabama are making a difference for kids in foster care through Women of Compassion. Not everyone is called to foster, but everyone can make a difference—and these women are using their voices and their generosity to help hurting kids.

This luncheon event will feature a delicious meal and the opportunity to hear from a special guest speaker. You will also learn about how you can become a part of this giving community!

Guest tickets are $25. We hope you will join us!

To register or learn more, visit


Our free VBS Toolkit includes a downloadable Toolkit Guide. This guide walks leaders through sharing foster care with kids as part of a VBS missions focus and how they can help hurting children in Alabama. Also included in the guide are prayer points, a VBS checklist, and more!

Visit to download the VBS Toolkit Guide today!


Growing up in a tumultuous home, Simone endured neglect and abuse from her parents, who were struggling with addiction.

But entering foster care changed everything.

With a loving foster family, she found safety. Simone blossomed, doing well in school and discovering her passion for tennis. Her life was transformed from fear to joy.

Now, Simone’s life is filled with love, stability, and hope.


When Addie* entered our care, her foster parents shared with her about Jesus. They invited her to church, but she immediately said no. She heard her mom tell stories of people in the church hurting her, and this scared her.

Over time, though, Addie started attending church and learned about God. The more she learned, the more she felt seen and loved by God. She no longer felt afraid of the church. Eventually, she gave her life to Jesus.

You can share the love of Christ with kids like Addie by becoming a foster parent.

Visit for more info.


We are thankful for social workers like Bailey, who have a passion for advocating and protecting foster kids. They love making a difference and showing the love of Christ with foster kids. For Social Work Month, we want to share how much we appreciate them!

Click below to learn more about Bailey!


Addie* experienced a lot of pain in her life and just needed a safe, loving home while in foster care. People can be wary of taking in teen foster kids because they’re afraid they will act out or be difficult to handle.

Jackie* and Kevin* didn’t see it that way. “Older kids like Addie need someone that’s going to love them… through everything they are going through,” Jackie shared.

While staying in their home, she felt deeply loved. She also gave her life to Christ! She felt truly wanted… for the first time in a long time.

You can make a difference for kids like Addie. Visit to give.

*Names have been changed to protect identities.


One of our foster families recently experienced a miracle when little Evan* accepted Christ in his heart.

“He just had some questions over a period of time, and one thing led to another,” said Tim*, his foster dad. “He told me after church service that he felt like he had asked Jesus into his heart.”

Little did they know that they would see God perform another miracle.

While Evan was getting baptized during the service a few months later, John,* another foster boy in their home, went forward during the altar call and got saved. What a day to celebrate—one baptism and another salvation!

This Easter, we are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God is using your gifts to make an eternal difference for Alabama foster kids–kids like Evan and John. Change a life this Easter by visiting to give today!


Even kids can make a difference.

With our free name tags, you can share information about foster care with kids at VBS and how they can make a difference. You’ll also receive a free toolkit to share stories during your missions focus. The toolkit also includes prayer stickers, a PowerPoint slide, a video, a craft, and more!

Visit to order today! The deadline to order name tags is April 19.

Photos from Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries's post 03/14/2024

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You can leave a lasting legacy.

Beginning with a phone interview, TBFA will guide you through a simple process, resulting in wills and estate documents that reflect your values. Their services are provided to you free of charge by ABCH. The plan that TBFA helps you create can then be implemented by your own personal advisor, or TBFA can refer you to an attorney who will draft documents at significantly reduced rates.

To learn more, call us at (205) 982-1112, email us at [email protected], or visit


If you asked those who knew Mary Louise Carr to describe her, you would hear about her quick wit, good sense of humor, and, most importantly, her strong faith in God.

Many years ago, she and her husband, Jack, began to plan for their estate. Claude Ammerman, a former ABCH staff member, encouraged them to share God’s love with kids in foster care through generous giving. They worked with The Baptist Foundation of Alabama to create a plan with the financial blessings God gave them.

Later in her life, Chip Colee, Chief Administrative Officer at ABCH, would visit with Mrs. Carr often. They would sing hymns together, and she always wanted to hear the testimonies of God working in the lives of kids in foster care at ABCH.

On December 4, 2022, she passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 101. With her passing, Jack and Mary Louise left a legacy for kids in foster care. They left a nearly $3 million gift—one of the most significant gifts ever received by ABCH. Though their time on earth has passed, their legacy will continue to impact lives in the name of Christ for generations to come.


One ABCH foster family recently purchased a new home. It was a great fit for them with an open floor plan and a spacious, level backyard. It was even in a great school system. It had a wheelchair ramp that they didn’t need but they purchased the home and decided they could remove the ramp later if they wanted.

Meanwhile, we received a referral for a sibling group. One of the children required a wheelchair. Finding a foster home that is wheelchair accessible for a sibling group would normally be nearly impossible, but God had already made a way.

Your support provides kids in foster care with homes where they will be safe, loved, and given everything they need to thrive. Thank you.

*Photo has been changed to protect identity


Be like Ashley. Become a foster parent.

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“Our life has been forever changed by the love and support from ABCH…

The Love and support they provide is incredible. They are truly being the hands and feet of Jesus.” -Ashley Gibbs

Your support makes all the difference for ABCH foster families as they care for hurting children. Thank you.

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