Fostering Hope is a ministry of Fruit Cove Baptist Church led by a team of volunteers who are passionate about foster care and adoption and serving those in the trenches of this high calling. Our ultimate goal is to share the Gospel in all that we do.
Leadership includes an advisory board, family advocates, and other key ministry leaders. The advisory board is made up of past and present foster and adoptive parents and a Guardian Ad Litem to help guide the ministry and maintain our focus and mission. Our family advocates work closely with foster and adoptive families within our church to provide comprehensive wraparound care and serve community families on a larger scale.
We are grateful for the opportunity to come alongside families and share the love of Christ. Everyone can do something!
Visit our events page for more information about our support groups.
Karen Roy, Ministry Leader, Fruit Cove – Hello! My name is Karen Roy. My husband, Luke, our oldest daughter, Grace, and I began our foster care journey in 2014, although the Lord had been preparing the way in our home and hearts well before then. We have had the opportunity to care for several children through foster care and were blessed to adopt our two younger children, Jayden and Kinsley, along the way. Through our experience, we know that supporting families in the calling of foster care and adoption is critical for them to stay on mission to share the love of Christ. Fruit Cove has been amazingly supportive of Fostering Hope since it began, and we are grateful for a church that embraces foster care and adoption. God’s work is undeniable in our family’s story. Our constant prayer is that He is glorified through it and the work of Fostering Hope. Love is NEVER wasted!
My name is Nicole Kalil and it is my heart’s desire to come alongside adoptive families as they welcome in new family members. My husband Joe & I began talking about adoption before we had our biological kids – AJ, Shelby & Garrett – and waited for the Lord’s perfect timing. In 2015 the time was right and we began our adoption journey, adopting our daughter Lily in 2017. We are not meant to do life alone and that especially is true for adoptive families. While there will be challenges, with the love and support of others who understand the journey, we believe hearts can be healed, the gospel can advance and the Lord will be glorified.