Whether it’s to provide a home or help and support those who do, everyone is called to care for the orphan. The question to answer is, “What is God calling you to do?

 

Foster Adopt Community Group is friendly support group which seeks to provide support and fellowship to Foster Adopt Parents. This group includes parents who interact with the Foster Adopt world in a variety of roles: Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent (Private/Domestic, Foster, International Adoption), Emergency Foster Parent, Kinship Foster Parent, Foster Teen Mentor Parent, and Foster Care Advocates.

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Have Questions? Contact Colonial’s Foster Adopt Coordinator, Hannah Mabie
Check out our facebook group, Colonial Foster Adopt Ministry

  • Hannah Mabie
    Hannah Mabie
    Foster Adopt Ministry Coordinator
Hannah Mabie
Foster Adopt Ministry Coordinator

Hannah has been known for her sincere desire, at a young age, to live out the meaning of her name “being full of grace and prayer.” Childhood highlights include: humid summers serving on Kanakuk Kamp staff, and investing in a year of Bible School through Torchbearer Bible Schools International (Bodenseehof and Capernwray Hall).

Hannah is a licensed Social Worker. Before her time at Colonial Presbyterian as Foster Adopt Coordinator, her experience included: International Orphan Care (Ukraine, Moldova, Romania); Foster Care Case Management at KVC Behavioral Health Care; and working at Children’s Mercy Hospital on the PICU floor serving as a family resource support worker. Hannah is also a certified TIPS-MAPP instructor.

Hannah loves working at Colonial Presbyterian. Her favorite activities include teaching TIPS-MAPP (the required course to become a foster home in the State of Kansas), leading our monthly Foster Mom’s and Dad’s support groups, and coordinating dozens of volunteers to serve at Respite Night (Foster Adopt Parents Night Out). She also treasures the chance to come alongside the many families who serve as licensed foster homes – to provide encouragement and support to their critical role of caring for children in foster care.

Hannah loves children, which is why she has four of her own. When she is not refereeing trampoline turns, supervising craft paint projects, or “refining the people skills” of her own little people, she can be found trying to desperately cultivate a green thumb in her flower garden.

Some of Hannah’s favorite books focus on compassion to those living in poverty, as well as support for individuals involved in Foster Care & Adoption: Can You Drink the Cup, Henri Nouwen; Tatoo’s On the Heart, Gregory Boyle; The Family Nobody Wanted, Helen Doss; Wounded Children, Healing Homes, Jayne Schooler; The Whole Brain Child, Daniel Seigel.

Construction of the Colonial House at Joy Meadows is officially underway! We are praying that God will raise up a foster family that feels called to live on the Joy Meadows property. To learn more go to joymeadows.org 

How can you support a Foster or Adoptive Family? It’s easy! Provide a meal, offer to watch the kids for an afternoon or evening that would provide parents a “date night.” Pray for them and offer to listen when life gets overwhelming. These parents are God’s missionaries providing for daily needs, a safe home and endless love and compassion to children who need parents to model a healthy life-style.