Welcome to Bair!
In a perfect world, every child would grow up and be nurtured in a loving, caring family, attend a great school and live in a community that supports their growth. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world, child abuse and neglect is real and over 400,000 children are placed in the foster care system each year.
The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries exists to provide quality care & services in a family setting for children and adolescents who cannot remain with their families. The primary mission of our Foster Care program is to ensure the safety and well-being of foster youth while working with their families of origin in their reunification efforts. We accomplish this with support (Intensive In-Home & Family Services) and/or parental training (B.E.S.T. for Families).
When reunification is not possible, our goal is to find an alternative permanent and stable living solution which may include Kinship Care, Adoption, or Independent Living. If adoption is a viable option, The Bair Foundation actively seeks adoptive parents to move toward permanency.
Since 1967, The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries has brought hope, restoration and family preservation through a partnership of committed individuals, churches, corporations and government agencies.
You can help us change the future for this vulnerable population of young people. We are doing all we can, but we can't do it alone. Will you help us be the salt and light to a dark world of child abuse and neglect?
Upcoming Events at Bair
Foster & Adoptive Family Regional Conference, Fri., Feb. 27 from 9am - 3pm at The King's House, 124 V. Hubert Smith Dr., McAlester, OK 74501. Event is FREE but registration is required, to learn more call 877-871-5072. Join us for a day of learning, encouragement, meeting other families and furthering our network of foster and adoptive families in southeast Oklahoma! To register visit http://fosteradoptivemcalesterconference.eventbrite.com
Empowered to Connect Conference hosted by the Orphan Care Alliance and Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Dr., Lexington, KY 40515, on April 10-11, 2015.
The Empowered to Connect (ETC) Conference Simulcast is a two-day conference (simulcast) for pre or post-adoptive or foster families and professionals that is designed to help them better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God intended for them to be. Continuing education credits from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will be offered to professionals without charge. For specific details, click here.
Grace-Based Parenting Conference, Fri. April 24th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm & Sat. April 25 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at Anchor Baptist Church, 361 Winthrop Drive, Lexington, KY 40514. Register at www.familymatters.net/events. Foster Parent Chris Keener and our Intake Coordinator Emily Deitrick Hosny will be there to speak about Christian Foster Care. Stop by our table and learn more or say hello!
Cost $39 per person and Childcare provided for $10 per child. Save $10 by registering by March 31st.
Interested in Foster Care? We are hosting Foster Parent Orientation sessions every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at our Asheville office, 108 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801. To learn more, call for details or to sign up: (828) 350-5197.
Share the love of Jesus by opening your home to local Durham Raleigh
foster youth! Join us for Foster Parent training classes starting Sunday, February 8th from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM at King's Park International Church
1305 Odyssey Drive, Durham, NC 27713. Classes will run every Sunday at the same time through March 22nd, 2015. To learn more or sign up, please call 919-573-6127 or email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Training provided by The Bair Foundation of Raleigh staff
Learn More About Christian Foster Care & Adoption at our Tulsa OPEN HOUSE, Monday February 2nd 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AND Monday March 2nd 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. We will share the mission field of foster care and answer any questions that you have. To learn more, or sign up, please contact Michelle at 918-298-5059 or email email@example.com
New Wilmington, PA
Join us at our OPEN HOUSE! Learn more about the ministry of Christian Foster Care and meet new families at our Child Care office, 245 High Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142
Sat. Feb 28th, March 28th, April 25th and May 23rd 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Questions? Call Shari 724-946-2220. Please plan on bringing a friend and your children are also welcome! Light refreshments provided.
12th Annual Richmond Kids Expo
Saturday Feb. 28th, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23222
To learn more click HERE
Connect & learn more about Christian foster care at the 2015 WilmingtonBiz Expo, Wednesday, March 25th 2015 from 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt St., Wilmington
Learn more here!
4th Annual Commonwealth of Virginia CSA Conference: An Informed System of Care
April 19th - 21st, 2015 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
Learn more Here
The Tulsa Workshop: Speak Life is a free, four day event March 18-21, 2015 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. Dedicated Christian and mission-minded evangelistic individuals who are looking for ideas to grow their churches and ministries and spread the good news of Jesus Christ are encouraged to attend. There will be over 200 exhibitors from around the world promoting missions and outreach. to learn more visit http://www.tulsaworkshop.org
Southeast Homeschool Convention, at TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
March 12-14, 2015
Midwest Homeschool Convention, at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
April 9-11, 2015
Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit 11
April 30 - May 1st, Long Hollow Baptist Church
Learn More: http://www.christianalliancefororphans.org/summit/
The CAFO Summit has become the national hub for what Christianity Today called "the burgeoning Christian care movement." Last year's conference drew 2,600 foster and adoptive parents, orphan advocates, pastors and leaders from 35 countries. Join us!