Imago Dei has launched an adoption ministry, and we have started this ministry by focusing on a specific adoption effort called The Second Story. There are 60 children in the Collin County area waiting to be adopted. Initiated by Embrace, the Second Story campaign is an effort to unite churches in this area to find a forever family for every waiting child in Collin County. Imago Dei has committed to join in this partnership along with six other churches in Collin County. With the heart of Psalm 68:5-6 in mind, the Second Story is working to reverse the trend of waiting children.
“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in His holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home…” – Psalm 68:5-6a
Churches who participate in the Second Story will be assigned a waiting child by CPS, and each church will serve this child in several ways:
- Pray regularly for their child
- Help meet tangible needs of their child (education, medical, transportation, clothing, other)
- Advocate for their child by helping to tell their story in a way that respects the child
- Ultimately, to help find an adoptive, forever home for this child.
CPS has designated a young girl named Tracy to our Imago Dei Church family. Tracy has been placed in over 10 homes since she has been in foster care, and she is located with a foster family in Royse City. Tracy is a bright young girl who enjoys cooking and singing, and she also has some mild autism and learning differences. IDC has formed a group of volunteers to begin serving Tracy and her foster family, and we would love more to join us. Ways to serve Tracy include praying for her, taking meals to her family, mentoring and other needs as they arise. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can complete the volunteer application process.