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MBCH Children and Family Ministries


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MBCH Children and Family Ministries

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

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What is Adoption

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

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Changes to Adoption Law

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Attention Missouri birth parents and adoptees: Missouri adoption law is changing! ... [more]

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Children Available for Adoption

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

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Country Haven

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Country Haven Cottage was established by Special Care Homes in 2002 as a home for adults with Developmental Type Disabilities. ... [more]

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The Branches at Brookline

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

The residents at The Branches, our newest group home for adults with developmental disabilities, are very busy people. All of our residents are employed and work weekdays from 8:00 to 3:30. ... [more]

Foster Care Ministry

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Foster parents provide a safe home and place for children to heal until they are either reunited with their birth family or a relative or adoptive home is found. ... [more]

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Treatment Family Care

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Every child needs a permanent family, therefore, the TFC program will strive to keep permanency as the central goal for each child served. ... [more]

Families are the Best Place for Children to Grow

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

One of the aspects about foster care that surprises people is that we work very hard to reunite each child with his or her biological family. We do this because families are the best place for children to grow and flourish. ... [more]

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MBCH Provides Support for Those Trapped in Human Trafficking

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide. ... [more]

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Christian Foster Homes Needed in Missouri

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

MBCH Children and Family Ministries unique ministry is to provide Christian foster parents for children who have been abused and neglected.  ... [more]

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Support for Unplanned Pregnancy

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

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A Christian Faith Based Agency

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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) ... [more]

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Prayer Requests

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

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Weekly Meditation

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1  ... [more]

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Residential Care

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

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Transitional Living Program

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

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. ... [more]

Women's Ministries

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Wanda Shellenbarger has a passion for ministry for women and girls and loves proclaiming the gospel through Women’s Ministry Groups, Community Bible Studies, and anyone who is willing to hear of the saving grace of our Lord and Savior. ... [more]