When Journey Together Ministries first started in 2011 the focus was mainly on supporting families that were adopting internationally. We quickly realized there were many families adopting domestically that also needed community and support. If you are an adoptive family or you are considering adoption, please contact us. We would love to connect with you!
Working with foster families came about in 2013 when the number of families fostering children increased and we quickly realized this is a group of people that need support and community as well. Over the last four years, JTM has formed partnerships and working relationships with DSS, Lifeline, other churches and organizations that all directly impact children in foster care and the families caring for them. A wrap around team was formed to help meet the needs where families need them the most. The prayer team is on the front lines praying daily for foster & adoptive families, children and our community as a whole. The resource closet meets the tangible needs so parents can focus on the child or children they have welcomed into their home.
A smallgroup for foster and adoptive families has started meeting so parents can talk about the joys and the challenges directly related to adoption and foster care with other families that understand!
Adoption starts with loss. Foster care starts with loss. Who better to understand the feelings, emotions, concerns and even anger that can come from that loss than another child who has experienced that loss and us as parents as we guide and process those feelings with our children? Whether your child was adopted from Africa, China or Charleston, SC they all have the common thread in the loss of their birth family. Knowing you’re not alone in your feelings can be a catalyst in the healing process.
During the First Wednesday missions dinner at the Seacoast, Mt. Pleasant Campus, we have reserved the chapel just for adoptive and foster families! We’re calling it family dinner. You are welcome to come whether you attend Seacoast or not. Even if you can’t stay for the service, come for family dinner. This is an easy first step in getting to know other families who are on this journey with you.
While JTM has grown and changed over the years, community has been and always will be the heart of who we are. It is so important for us as parents to be in community and just as important for our children to have community as well. We would love to join you and walk with you and your family. Whether you are just starting out or you have a lot of years behind you, Journey Together would love to support, encourage and serve you.