North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

OrphanCare

Our Mission  To eternally impact the orphan by engaging the Church to “care for orphans in their distress.” We are dedicated to encouraging, educating and empowering families to free orphans to follow Jesus. Our Ministry This ministry was founded in 2006 by North Way Christian Community members dedicated to impacting the plight of the orphan. Our purpose is to act as a resource to individuals and families through:
  • Education by enlightening the church about the needs of orphan, and the steps to take toward adoption/foster care, or orphan care accomplished primarily by holding conferences, bible studies and classes.
  • Supporting families with prayer, fellowship, networking, and advice. We seek to develop a mentoring, small group environment between families who have already fostered/adopted and those that are in the process through our monthly support group.
  • Providing Financial Resources to families contemplating adoption through our North Way Community Adoption Fund.
  • Network with agencies, organizations and other churches in the local, national and international orphan care arena.
Serving Opportunities Click here for a detailed list of serving opportunities within this ministry. It begins with simple, transactional types of serving experiences; as you move down the funnel, you’ll discover more transformational engagement where significant life-change happens. Adoption & Foster Support Pre-Adoption Support Group This group is for those who are considering adoption, ready to start the process, just starting the paperwork chase or waiting for their child. Meets the 2nd Sunday most months at North Way Wexford Campus, Founders Room B, 4:30 – 6pm. Contact orphancare@northway.org. Adoptive & Foster MOMs Group Parenting is hard work! And parenting kids from the hard places of adoption and foster care comes with its own unique challenges. Come join other moms who can laugh with you, cry with you, pray with you, and encourage you! Please do not go through this journey alone! Join us on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the North Way Wexford Campus. Contact Kari Cole. Respite Nights Respite Night is an opportunity for adoptive/foster parents to leave their children in a safe and loving environment, giving them a needed break. Gym time, crafts, quiet and nursery will all be available. Please check our calendar for scheduled respite nights. Contact orphancare@northway.org. Our Adoption Fund The financial costs related to adoption are often the primary hurdle that families feel they need to clear in order to proceed with the calling God has placed on their heart. OrphanCare, in partnership with LifeSong for Orphans, has established its own North Way Adoption Fund to help qualified families with the financial cost of adoption. Our prayerful desire is that these funds be used to bring children to their forever families! Interest-free loans up to $10,000 in order to help couples overcome the high cost of adoption. For donors, this is a gift that keeps on giving. As the loans are repaid, new family needs are met, creating a self-perpetuating fund.
  • Couples enter into a covenant agreement to repay the loan through manageable monthly or annual payments.
  • Couples may utilize the Federal Adoption Tax Credit to support their loan payments.
  • Couples may utilize employer reimbursement programs to support their loan payments.
  • Matching Grants that encourage the adopting couple’s family and friends to financially and prayerfully support the adoption.
  • Dollar-for-dollar matching grants up to $4,000 act as catalysts in raising funds.
  • Involving the local church creates a lifelong bond between the church family and the adopted child.
Download the North Way Adoption Fund Application here. To contribute to the North Way Adoption Fund, please send your check made out to “LifeSong for Orphans” to: LifeSong for Orphans PO Box 40 202 N. Ford Street Gridley, IL 61744 Note that your contribution is for “North Way Adoption Fund.” Your contributions are tax deductible. Our Contact Information OrphanCare Ministry North Way Christian Community 12121 Perry Highway Wexford, PA 15090 orphancare@northway.org 724-935-6800 x 1270