Across the U.S., churches are coming together to form Regional Alliances in support of adoption, foster care and/or global orphan initiatives. These Regional Alliances interlink local churches and help them collaborate, share resources, and support each other’s work. As affiliates of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Regional Alliances are also part of national efforts to inspire and equip the local church for effective, Gospel-centered ministry. Search below to find friends, support, and community in your area.
Carolina Christian Alliance for Orphans
The care of the fatherless is and always has been a community effort. No single ministry or agency has all the answers and certainly not all the resources necessary to solve the problems of fatherlessness in North and South Carolina, much less in the world. But together we can more effectively move toward solutions.
The Carolina Christian Alliance for Orphans exists to organize, promote, inform, and recruit individuals, ministries, and especially churches to the cause of caring for the “least of these” in our communities and around the world. We believe that it is both useful and possible to share ideas, resources, and methods without complete agreement on all points. We can maintain our distinctiveness and jointly pursue obedience to the biblical mandates to care for the fatherless.
North Carolina and South Carolina
Middle Tennessee Orphan Alliance (MTOA)
The Middle Tennessee Orphan Alliance (MTOA) is an alliance of Christian churches and community partners whose passionate mission is to share ideas and collaborate on activities to serve God’s children through adoption, foster care, and international orphan care.
The Middle Tennessee Orphan Alliance (MTOA) was formed to bring together local adoption and orphan care ministries. The alliance seeks to provide opportunities for area ministries to share ideas and collaborate on activities to serve God’s children through adoption, foster care and international orphan care. MTOA also welcomes new church ministries, equipping them with support and encouragement. Our mission is to bring glory to God by caring for His children. Locally, we desire to bring awareness to all churches in the middle Tennessee area of the need for Christian families to care for and provide for every child within our reach. Globally, we desire to equip churches and ministries to help across the globe.
Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans
The Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans seeks to not only unite the body of Christ to advocate for orphans in our community and around the world, but to unite all of those who work in the cause of advocating for a child in need have a collective voice that impacts our community in a powerful way.
Our members and allies consist of pastors, ministry leaders, adoption agency directors and staff, state and county workers, independent organizations and ministries that advocate for the needs of children in our community and around the world. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at noon.
Southern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans
The Southern Colorado CAFO is an alliance of churches, para-church and community organizations which work together to touch children “from hard places” locally and globally through foster and adoption.
Our approach is to raise awareness of the of the need of foster care opportunities, pray for the fatherless, while organizing wrap around church support systems for each family involved in serving vulnerable children.
Orphan Care Alliance
The Orphan Care Alliance exists to equip Christian families through the engagement of the local Church to provide loving care and/or homes for the fatherless.
The Orphan Care Alliance is a Christian ministry serving the fatherless around the world. We are a multi-church alliance in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region impacting our local communities. Those who find our efforts in accordance with their beliefs are invited to contact us and join this Christ-centered ministry.
Southern Indiana and Kentucky
Gold Coast Orphan Alliance
The Gold Coast Orphan Alliance is an orphan care and adoption support ministry that encourages and empowers believers to utilize the resources that God has given them to serve orphaned children both locally and globally – for His glory and our joy.
GCOA works in West Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to raise awareness about the plight of orphans, provide resources for ministering to orphans and generate funding for adoption. We provide support for adoptive (and pre-adoptive) families who are currently considering adoption, in process on adoptions and/or raising adopted children. GCOA is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. 100% of our fundraising goes toward raising awareness and helping facilitate adoption through our adoption fund.
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
Home for Good Ministries
Home For Good Ministries is a network of local church adoption, foster and orphan care ministries in the Greater Sacramento area. We are passionate about our role as believers to care for orphans at home and around the world. We are committed to living out the Good News of the gospel according to James 1:27.
Home for Good Ministries informs churches about the Biblical call to care for orphans and motivate churches to be actively involved in serving orphans; supports the establishment of church-based adoption and foster care ministries; provides information and support to families considering foster care and adoption, and; connects believers across the region with opportunities to serve orphans.
Greater Sacramento Region
Central Valley Christian Alliance for Orphans
The Central Valley Christian Alliance for Orphans exists to glorify God through uniting churches and orphan advocates in the Central Valley of California to collectively care for orphans locally and globally.
The purpose of the meetings are to build connections and create unity between church leaders, foster/adoptive parents, and community members that are passionate about caring for vulnerable children locally and globally; coordinate and collaborate on events that serve adoptive & foster families, help recruit new foster & adoptive families and advocate for the needs of orphans worldwide; share about resources of events related to orphan care, foster care and adoption in the central valley; and help inspire more churches to start orphan care ministries.
Central Valley of California
Harvest Hands Alliance
Harvest Hands Alliance exists to further the cause of orphan care in the Pacific Northwest through networking with local church and agency leaders.
We seek to provide ministry and agency leaders with opportunities to share ideas; collaboration and coordination of event; training and education that will help leaders support adoptive and foster families, orphans, and at-risk children; and support and resources for implementing adoption, foster care and orphan care ministries across the Pacific Northwest.
The “Every Child” foster care, adoption and orphan care ministry is a collaborative effort of the church in WNY to care for every child in need within our reach – both locally and globally.
Every Child exists to clear the way for the full expression of the church in WNY to care for children in need, both locally and abroad, until every child in need within our reach has an opportunity to hear and see The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to break down barriers and make it easier for the church to fulfill this mandate. We want to see the church empty the foster care system in WNY – seeing children in need placed in Christian homes so they can hear and see the gospel of Christ.
Western New York (primarily Erie & Niagara Country)
Arizona 1.27 is a church-based movement aimed at engaging the local church in the Arizona child welfare system. Arizona 1.27 was born out of a response to the current foster care crisis but is built to be a long-term solution for our state’s most vulnerable children and their families.
Our approach is to train local churches on how to best recruit and care for the members of their church engaged in the ministry of foster care and adoption. We utilize best practices in training churches so that they can care for their families with excellence and through support teams offer every member of that congregation a means of caring for the foster or adoptive child. We also ask church members of participating congregations to go through some additional steps to ensure that they are more fully prepared to receive a child into their home and have the best chance at having a successful placement.
Arizona (currently Phoenix-Metro Area)