Refuge 686

How does the body of Christ respond to God’s promise of Psalm 68:6 to set the lonely in families?

GRC responds by addressing the particular needs of adoptive and foster families. Refuge 686 is designed for building a culture of care and support that reflects God’s heart, so that parentless children are nurtured and loved. This purpose is accomplished through education, family networks, prayer and tangible means of support. Those seeking to adopt or care for foster children can also access Refuge 686 as a helpful resource in the application process. Above all, Refuge 686 connects these special families with a loving and supportive congregation of believers, each adopted by their Father in heaven.

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There are children everywhere who are lonely. They go to bed every night wishing for one thing: the love of a family. God promises in Psalm 68:6 to set the lonely in families. The body of Christ is called to help fulfill this promise. Refuge 686 is answering God’s call to fulfill this promise by building a culture of care and support that reflects God’s heart so that parentless children are nurtured and loved.


Who We Are

We are first and foremost a church based ministry, believing that parentless children should find refuge, nurture and care in loving Christian homes that are supported by a local church family. We desire to help as many Christians as possible answer the cry of lonely and vulnerable children by raising-up, supporting and encouraging adoptive and foster families. As we provide refuge, support and equipping resources to adoptive and foster families more children will be welcomed into Christian homes and find their own place of refuge. Where parentless children can’t be placed in families (International Orphans), or are waiting to be placed in families (Foster Children in the US), we desire to serve and support these children who are lonely without the love and support of a family.


Who We Aren’t

We are not a licensed adoption or foster-care agency, nor do we endorse any particular agency.Rather we seek to provide prospective adoptive and foster parents with the information and skills to prayerfully and wisely make their own adoption and/or foster care plans. Our heart’s desire is to walk alongside adoptive and foster families through the entire adoption and foster care process: before, during and after a child is placed providing community, encouragement, practical support and parenting information targeted to meeting the unique needs of adopted and foster children.

We aren’t about merely recruiting adoptive and foster families. Adoption and foster care isn’t only about matching lonely children with loving families. Rather we seek to raise-up loving and well-equipped Christian families who can meet the unique needs of their adopted and foster children. Parenting adopted and foster children can be a difficult task and adoptive and foster families need a supportive community where they can openly discuss their unique challenges and find support, encouragement and targeted resources.



PSALM 68:6 shares God’s heart to set the lonely in families. Our vision as the adoption and foster care ministry of Grace Redeemer Church is to see God’s promise fulfilled by “building a culture of care and support that reflects God’s heart, so that parentless children are nurtured and loved.”



REFUGE 686 seeks to answer God’s call to set the lonely in families by inspiring Christians to consider adoption and foster care, connecting adoptive and foster families with necessary resources and support and serving the unique needs of adoptive and foster parents and parentless children.