There are 510,000 children in the U.S. foster care system; 129,000 of these children are available for adoption.


In Uganda, more people are now dying from malaria than from AIDS. A mosquito net is less than $10.


Every 2.2 seconds an orphan ages out of the institution they’ve lived in and they have no place to call home. 99% of kids in foster care will never be adopted.


One couple in five will experience infertility, pregnancy loss, or infant death.


Some states estimate that as many as 75% of youths in their state’s criminal justice system were once in foster care.


In Williamson County, 65% of the children in foster care must be housed outside of the county due to a lack of willing foster homes.


There are 2.1 billion Christians in the world. If just 1 in 8 professed Christians would commit to care for an orphan, every orphan could be cared for worldwide.


The average age of the child waiting to be adopted from foster care is eight years old.

The purpose of the Brentwood Baptist Orphan Care Ministry is to establish a centralized focus at Brentwood Baptist for existing ministries that nurture and support those involved with adoption, foster care and orphan care.

To further God’s kingdom by caring for the orphaned and abandoned children.

To make an eternal difference in the lives of orphans and waiting children and promote awareness of God’s heart for the orphan.

Below are some of our ministry partners working to make a difference in the lives of orphans at home and around the world.

From Hope To Home

The vision of this group is to provide a nurturing and loving environment where families are encouraged and mentored through their adoption journey and upon which an adoption community for parents and children is built and nurtured.

From Hope to Home currently helps provide the following:

  • Mentoring and support for anyone pursuing domestic adoption, international adoption or a foster-to-adopt situation.
  • On-going support and fellowship for the families created or enhanced by adoption.
  • Prayer support for the waiting family from a church family via Links of Hope.
  • Meals, respite care or other basic needs for adoptive and foster families by Circle Families.
Kelly Daniel | 364.5172
Rockbridge Foundation

In need of support?
Qualified applicants can receive financial support for their adoption through the Rockbridge Foundation. This foundation can provide grants and/or matching grants to relieve some of the financial burden associated with an adoption.

Want to help adopting families?
Donations can be made to the general adoption fund or to support a specific family’s adoption.

Sweet Sleep

Brentwood Baptist supports international orphans through its partnership with Sweet Sleep, Inc. Sweet Sleep™ is a faith-based non-profit organization whose mission is to share God’s love by providing beds to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children. They currently work in Moldova, Africa and Haiti.

Orphaned and abandoned and children suffer from lack of sufficient or healthy places to sleep at night. New beds give a child a place of their own — a place they can feel safe, warm, comforted, remembered and most of all, loved.

Team members work alongside orphans for the goal of completing beds as they build one-of-a-kind relationships with orphaned and abandoned children who see their value as a creation of God for the first time. The love of Christ is communicated in unique and personal ways as team members also lead dozens, even hundreds, of children in Bible study, life skills, English classes, music and recreational activities where they will have the opportunity to spread the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Jen Gash | 730.7671 | jennifer@sweetsleep.org
Department of Children’s Services

The mission of DCS is to empower families and support community safety and partnerships to help ensure safety, permanency and wellbeing for children.

  • Help local children by becoming a foster parent or participating in the foster-to-adopt program through the Department of Children’s Services.
  • The Safe Room — When a child is removed from their home, they enter a world of chaos and uncertainty. The Safe Room is located at one of the DCS intake centers in Davidson County and is staffed with volunteers to stay with the child while the social worker looks for a placement. Volunteers become some of the first adults this child encounters after being removed from their home. Volunteers are needed to sign up for 2 – 4 hour “on call” shifts to be the love of Christ to vulnerable children in our area.
Tennessee Baptist Children's Home

The mission of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis. Brentwood Baptist supports the children’s home in the following ways:

  • Coordinating birthday parties and other activities for the children
  • Performing maintenance, lawn care, house cleaning, work in the commissary and repair work
  • Coordinating House Parents Night Out
  • Donating paper goods, gift certificates and other needs
  • Giving financially to the ongoing needs of the ministry
Larry & Lynn Boone | 377.1953
Infertility Support Group

Begins Thursday, April 26
7:00–8:30 PM | Room 2140 B

Infertility is a painful battle that sometimes leaves you feeling lonely. This support group will help you join with others on this journey of hope and help answer any questions you have. Led by Jill Scoby.

Leslie Todd | 615.324.6109 | ltodd@brentwoodbaptist.com