MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Serving The Needs of Children, Youth and Families

MBCH Children and Family Ministries serves the needs of children, youth and families in a variety of ways. All of our programs blend the highest professional standards and practices with our Christian belief system.

In 2015 alone, MBCH Children and Family Ministries cared for 241 children and youth through residential ministries. An additional 876 children and youth and 1,238 families were served through community based services. Through those ministries 480 children found permanent families. Our pro-life services enabled 78 babies to be born. Human Trafficking Rescue ministries served 49 young ladies.

Our ministries of Hope and Restoration depend on faithful people who pray, give, volunteer, open their homes and hearts, join the staff and help provide awareness of the problem and how MBCH can provide solutions.

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Residential Care

The goal of the MBCH Children and Family Ministries Residential Program is to provide a living environment that promotes growth, positive change and ultimately, a move toward permanency. A structured, but nurturing atmosphere is accomplished by utilizing daily schedules, clear and realistic expectations, praise and encouragement, responsibility and trust, limits and...

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Support For Unplanned Pregnancy

If you or someone you know has just learned of an unplanned pregnancy, there may be feelings of fear, confusion and concern about the future.Having a baby can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. An untimely pregnancy affects the individual in every aspect of life.At MBCH Children and Family...

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Children Available for Adoption

There are hundreds of foster children in Missouri who are waiting for a forever family. The photos listed on this page are some of those whose care is managed by MBCH Children and Family Ministries. For more information about the children listed as available on this website, please contact our INTAKE...

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Types of Adoption

Private AdoptionA private adoption means the child's biological parent has legal custody and has chosen to make an adoption plan for the child. MBCH has a long history of facilitating private adoptions.  In recent years, however, MBCH has seen a decline in the number of private adoptions because the biological parents more...

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What is Adoption?

What is Adoption? Adoption is the permanent, legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from a child’s birth parents to the adoptive parents. MBCH Children and Family Ministries places newborns in homes that have been pre-approved by MBCH CFM. The basic requirements for a Private Infant Adoption are: One of the couple must...

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Programs For Adults

Country Haven Cottage was established by Special Care Homes in 2002 as a home for adults with Developmental Type Disabilities. The facility was built on a hillside in a beautiful rural setting south of Kansas City. This ministry merged with and became part of MBCH Children and Family Ministries in 2008.The...

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There Are Many Types of Foster Care

Foster Care provides a temporary home for children who are unable to live in their biological parent's home. Foster parents provide a safe home and place for children to heal until they are either reunited with their birth family or an adoptive home is found. Family Foster Care Parents provide care for...

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Transitional Living Program

With little or no family support system, young people who are aging out of the foster care system are at significant risk of failing to become independent, successful adults. The MBCH Children and Family Ministries Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16-21 to...

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Treatment Foster Care

The Treatment Foster Care program operates with the following philosophical guidelines:Every child needs a permanent family, therefore, the TFC program will strive to keep permanency as the central goal for each child served.Children feel safe in a structured, but nurturing environment, therefore, TFC homes are trained to utilize clear, and realistic...

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MBCH Provides support for those trapped in Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide.  Consider the following statistics: There are 100,000 to 300,000 underage girls being sold for sex in America. The average age of American victims is 12-14 years old. 1 out of every 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution...

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Christian Foster Homes Needed in Missouri

MBCH Children and Family Ministries unique ministry is to provide Christian foster parents for children who have been abused and neglected.  Christian foster parents have a wonderful opportunity to share their homes, their lives, and the love of Christ with foster children and their families.  Our mission is to make a...

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A Christian Faith Based Agency

Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10)We realize that Satan is the thief that has stolen the peace, safety, and security of the family. He has destroyed the trust that our children and...

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Prayer Requests

Would you join with us as a prayer warrior in praying for the following needs? That our children begin the New Year encouraged that God will make provision for a permanent family. Pray that the Lord will expand the reach of our agency into new communities and ministries. Pray that we...

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Weekly Meditation

Peace Child“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with Godthrough our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1It is a happy day when we finally experience peace with God through faith in Christ. There are times though that we break that peace. Sin causes division. The longer the separation continues,...
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Leadership

2016 MBCH PDI Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell Martin MBA, CFP® Vice PresidentRev. Lance Long Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardMr. Russell Martin, St. Charles Recording SecretaryMrs. Betty Cox, Cape Girardeau Mr. Frank Haase, BallwinProfessor Jack Kirkland, St. LouisRev. Lance Long, St. Louis

Leadership

2016 Missouri Baptist Children's Home Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell L. Martin MBA, CFP® President EmeritusDr. Raymond R. Kenison Vice President, Public RelationsRev. Derald L. Harris M.A. Human Resources DirectorMr. Tim Toma Spiritual Life DirectorRev. George Fulgham Accounting ManagerMr. Rich Haacke Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardDr. William A. Vail, Poplar Bluff Vice Chairman of the BoardRev. Greg Morrow, California Recording SecretaryMrs. Linda Logue, Archie Rev....

Our Ministry Locations

Find Us Around the State

Missouri Baptist Children's Home provides ministries of Hope and Restoration throughout the state of Missouri through regional campuses in Bridgeton, Mt. Vernon, and Peculiar. Regional offices are maintained in Bridgeton, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City and Springfield to provide the support needed by hundreds of foster families and children. Volunteers are always welcome...

Who We Are

The Story of Us

Missouri Baptist Children's Home was founded upon a dream of Mrs. Joseph B. Thompson in 1882. Mrs. Thompson saw a vital need in the rapidly developing city of St. Louis, for a place to house orphaned children and infants when they had no place to go.A member of the Ladies' Sewing...
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Adoption

Children Available for Adoption

There are hundreds of foster children in Missouri who are waiting for a forever family. The photos listed on this page are some of those whose care is managed by MBCH Children and Family Ministries. For more information about the children listed as available on this website, please contact our INTAKE...

Foster Care

There Are Many Types of Foster Care

Foster Care provides a temporary home for children who are unable to live in their biological parent's home. Foster parents provide a safe home and place for children to heal until they are either reunited with their birth family or an adoptive home is found. Family Foster Care Parents provide care for...

Foster Care

Transitional Living Program

With little or no family support system, young people who are aging out of the foster care system are at significant risk of failing to become independent, successful adults. The MBCH Children and Family Ministries Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16-21 to...

Human Trafficking Rescue

MBCH Provides support for those trapped in Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide.  Consider the following statistics: There are 100,000 to 300,000 underage girls being sold for sex in America. The average age of American victims is 12-14 years old. 1 out of every 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution...

Informational Meetings

Christian Foster Homes Needed in Missouri

MBCH Children and Family Ministries unique ministry is to provide Christian foster parents for children who have been abused and neglected.  Christian foster parents have a wonderful opportunity to share their homes, their lives, and the love of Christ with foster children and their families.  Our mission is to make a...

Services

Support For Unplanned Pregnancy

If you or someone you know has just learned of an unplanned pregnancy, there may be feelings of fear, confusion and concern about the future.Having a baby can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. An untimely pregnancy affects the individual in every aspect of life.At MBCH Children and Family...
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Planned Giving

Christian Stewardship Seminars

MBCH Foundation staff conduct Christian Stewardship Seminars for churches, community and/or civic groups. The seminar is presented at no cost or obligation to the organization or individuals who attend. These seminars focus on basic principles of Christian stewardship as well as ways to plan your estate so you can 1) increase your current income,...

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Opportunities

You can include Missouri Baptist Children's Home in the final distribution of your estate to help the hurting and abused children in our care. In this way, your life continues to have a positive influence long after your in Heaven! Future generations of children, youth and families will benefit from the compassion and generosity of...

Show Your Support

Campus Needs

Countless churches, mission groups and organizations have collected needed items to benefit the children served by the programs of MBCH Children and Family Ministries. Individuals also routinely donate items directly to the Children’s Home. In order to facilitate the collection and distribution of the needed items, MBCH has established the "Campus Store"...
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Adoption

Full Service Adoption

The LIGHT House is a full service adoption agency licensed in the State of Missouri.  Since 1985, our experienced staff has facilitated hundreds of successful adoptions.  We help connect expectant mothers, who will be delivering or have delivered their babies in Missouri, with prospective Christian adoptive families who may live throughout...

Services

The LIGHT House Maternity Home

For young pregnant ladies aged 12 - 21 who need a safe place to stay while pregnant, we offer full residential services. All residential services are provided free of charge.The residential services are provided in a wonderful large home that is clean, beautifully furnished, and private. Our staff provides a loving...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

The LIGHT House Needs Your Financial Support

The LIGHT House is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.The Light House has been providing services to the Kansas City area since 1985. We have been blessed in the recent years with your gifts of service and resources. We cannot operate...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

You Can Be the Hands and Feet Through Volunteer Opportunities

We view our volunteers as an extension of our staff. Because of this, we ask volunteers to go through a process similar to that of new employees. We ask that you complete an application, which includes references, complete a background check, and go through an orientation process. The information needed is...
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Events

Hope Out Loud Conference

Featured guest speakers will be the Barrick family who radiate the presence of God in their life with their story of tragedy, joy, hope, and peace. Jen, Linda & Andy Barrick are Hope Out Loud and they are ministering to women all over the country as a result of a tragic...

Resources

Women's Resources

We have free resources available that you can download.  You can click here to view our Resources Page.  You will find these resources listed under the "Women's Ministries" heading.

Speakers & Leadership

Speakers and Leadership

SpeakersWe have a list of excellent women’s ministry speakers that are ready to come to your church, and they’re all from right here in Missouri. Take a look at the list of speakers to find the right speaker for your next women’s ministry event.Download a List of SpeakersLeadershipView a State District...
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