"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God."
Why is it important that we care for the orphaned and vulnerable children of this world? Because we, too, were once orphaned, and our Heavenly Father welcomed us into His family as sons and daughters. Because of His love for us, we are now equipped to offer that same love to the vulnerable children of this world.
CFLM began in 2010 as a resource to local families interested in adoption. By 2014, we were supporting families interested in adoption, foster care, and general orphan care. We wanted our community to know that while not every family can foster or adopt, we can all do something. Our educational opportunities exist to educate the local church and community about:
- Our motivation to care, and
- The many ways we can live in obedience to God's command to do so
We offer education through:
- Our annual Choosing to Care Conference on the first Saturday of every February. This is CFLM's oldest resource to the community beginning with our first conference in 2011. This day-long conference is for families considering adoption, foster care, and other types of orphan care. Attendees receive quality education, opportunities to network, and 7 Continuing Education Credits. This is a chance to hear the gospel of adoption and its power in our lives. We hope our attendees leave encouraged and equipped to move forward in one specific direction. Click here to learn more about our upcoming conference.
- Our Learning to Care Workshops throughout the year. Since our families need support year-round, we began providing these consistent workshops in 2016. These free weeknight workshops occur every other month, are led by experts in their fields, and offer free childcare. Those in attendance can also earn 2 Continuing Education Credits. Please check our Calendar for these workshops and don't forget to RSVP!
If you are a fostering or adoptive parent (or hope to be one day) and have suggestions for the type of workshops you would be interested in, please share your voice with us, and fill out our suggestion form!