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Hero Society Spotlight: John Cleveland

Every day at Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH) we care for children and families in need through Foster Care, Family Care, Campus Care, and Shelter Care. If you visit one of our campuses or homes, you’ll likely see our social workers, foster or house parents, and/or counselors—all serving special and vital roles in caring for our kids. But another vital role exists in our ministry that you won’t see—our team of faithful financial supporters.more...

A New Beginning: Deja’s Family Care Journey

Family Care is the part of our ministry that serves homeless mothers and their children when they find themselves needing a new beginning and a healing place to learn and grow in the aftermath of the storms of life.more...

God’s Sovereignty Over All: The Batsons’ Story

At Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH), our hope is to reunite children with their families whenever possible. Sometimes though, as determined by the courts, it is in the child’s best interest to be welcomed into a new forever family. Permanence is something we celebrate in the lives of little ones. Whether it’s a reunited family or an adoption day, we are honored to play a part in a child’s journey from brokenness to hope and wholeness!more...

The House Parent’s Heart: Sacrificial Service in Mobile

Have you ever considered what it’s like to work on the front lines of the ministry at ABCH? There are many important contributors in our day-to-day work; one of the most vital roles is that of a house parent—they go all in, in the truest sacrificial sense, keeping our mission front-of-mind, to help children and families find hope and wholeness in knowing God. more...

All Because of Jesus: Easter Baskets for Family Care

The most special part about Easter at ABCH is getting to share about Christ's love and sacrifice for us with our children and families in care. We love that we get to provide for their physical and emotional needs while they are with us, but most importantly, we want to invest in their spiritual needs—specifically the need that all of us have for a Savior.more...

A True Calling: From Volunteer to Full-Time Ministry

For Darby Thompson, getting involved in ministry with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH) was a no-brainer.more...

Donor Spotlight: The Keys

In this blog post, we are excited to highlight two of our Hero donors, Chris and Emily Key. Married for thirteen years with three young children, six-year-old twins Kaitlyn and Colton and 16 month old Rosie, the Keys strive to lead well by example.more...

Celebrations All Year: Birthday Parties in Dothan

Martha Vick regularly shares her time and love with our children in care at our Dothan Campus Care home. When Martha first moved to the area, she started attending Hillcrest Baptist Church with her son, and she soon became part of the single adults’ group. At a luncheon they attended, she learned about ministry projects in the area that were available for them to take part in, with one of those being Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH). Until that point, Martha was unaware that our ministry existed in the Dothan area, but after learning about ABCH, she was excited to participate!more...

Following God's Call: A Foster Mom's Heart

This story is written by Wendy Westerhouse, one of our single foster parents from the Oxford area. We hope that her first-hand account of foster parenting with our ministry at Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH) will give you a sweet and honest look at how God is working through His people each day. more...

Blessings at Christmas and Beyond

“I’m a firm believer that if you ask a lot of people to do a little bit of work, you can achieve some pretty cool things,” says Ace McKay, Radio Host at 93.7 WDJC, Birmingham-based Christian music station.more...

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