Adopt Hope

Adopt Hope is a ministry of Newbury Park First Christian Church to serve adoptive families and those seeking to adopt. From funding to support groups, the goal of Adopt Hope is to assist those facing the many joys and trials of adoption. Whether you’re adopting or supporting those who do, as believers we’re all called to adopt hope for the orphan.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

Events

Rummage Sale Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 20th, NPFCC will host a community wide rummage sale in support of Adopt Hope! Donate and shop! We’re looking for donations of all kinds to help with this sale. Do some spring cleaning and donate your used but still desirable items for a great cause. A portion of the funds raised from this sale will help the Bumstead family. Devan and Tina have two boys, Isaac and Levi, and are seeking to adopt their third child in June. Watch the video of the Bumstead’s adoption journey here!

If you’d like to donate to the sale, follow these instructions:

  • Please donate used but still desirable items.
  • Drop off your items at NPFCC on Friday, May 19th at 3pm. To arrange an alternate drop off time please see contacts below.
  • After the sale, you may come and reclaim any unsold items or leave them to be given to a local donation center.
  • If you’re looking to donate a high value or new item for a tax deduction please contact us so we can feature the item in our advertising.

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Contact

Newbury Park First Christian Church

801 Knollwood Dr.

Newbury Park, CA 91320

scgal50@gmail.com

Cat James

Coordinator

(805) 499-7701


Debbie Morrow

Coordinator

(805) 375-7143


 

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Night of Worship & Fundraiser

On Friday, March 31st at 7pm Devan Bumstead hosted a night of worship and fundraiser at Newbury Park First Christian Church. This evening featured incredible music and gave everyone an opportunity to hear about the movement of Adopt Hope. God is at work and is inviting you into this larger story. People came in anticipation of being lifted up into what God might be calling them to next! A love offering was taken and all donations were directed to Adopt Hope. If you were unable to attend the concert and would still like to donate, follow the instructions to give online at the bottom of this page.

Stories

The Bumstead Family

The Bumstead Family

Devan, Tina, Isaac, and Levi

We use the cliché phrase, “There’s never a dull moment” in our house all the time! And that’s never more true than right now. Two years ago our lives changed forever when we adopted our oldest son, Isaac. It was a process and experience we’ll never forget and gave us a front row seat to God’s heart like never before. Watching him grow has been the joy of our lives and we can’t imagine our story without him. Having previously lost two kids to miscarriage and not seeing a positive pregnancy test in over 5 years, we assumed the next addition to our family would come through adoption as well. But life has a way of surprising us and, just last year, our fading hope was given new life as Tina gave birth to our second son, Levi! At this point our house is beginning to bust at the seams. We have chosen to live communally which means between our two families we have 4 adults and 3 kids under 3 years old living under the same roof. But just as things seemed they couldn’t get any crazier, we got a phone call a few months ago that, again, has changed our lives. On the other end of the line was the social worker who helped us with Isaac’s adoption. She was calling to let us know that Isaac’s birth mom was pregnant again and that she wanted us to adopt this child as well! To make a long story short, after months of praying and processing, we have decided to move forward and pursue this adoption! The circumstances surrounding this adoption are such that we need more support than ever. We have full trust that God will provide all our needs in this process and we’re excited to invite our community to help in this next step for our family. We greatly appreciate the prayers and support you give and couldn’t do this without you!

Support

Pray

Prayer support is absolutely vital for those pursuing adoption. With every adoption the risks are high and anxiety can overwhelm. The mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual taxation that occurs to all parties involved is very real. Since adoption is so close to the heart of God and can be one of God’s greatest tools for redemption, the enemy wants nothing more than to disrupt it. Your regular commitment to pray for health, restoration, provision, and salvation may be the most important thing you can do!

Donate

Adopt Hope is a ministry and fund set up through Newbury Park First Christian Church to help resource those seeking to adopt. Every donation made is tax deductible and will be used to help pay adoption expenses directly. Finances are unfortunately one of the largest hurdles for those seeking to adopt so your partnership is vital to the mission of Adopt Hope. Thank you!

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Amount Raised for the Bumstead Family

Support Adopt Hope

Make sure you select the “Adopt Hope” category on the NPFCC donation page.

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