Our Purpose

We are committed to compel Christians to a greater place of action for the 163 million orphans worldwide and to influence the world for Christ, one needy child at a time through God’s model of adoption. We are here to support, encourage, and assist financially those that have been called by God to either adopt or foster the many children that are in need.

How do we accomplish this?

1. Adoption

Adoption is our ultimate goal in caring for orphan children as it enables them to become a part of God’s perfect plan…a family. While many Christian families have the desire and resources to care for a child, initial costs keep many from following God’s call to adopt. We at BBC have formed a committee of lay people to assist prospective families with the process of adoption by supporting, encouraging and providing financial assistance as needed through adoption grants.

Our Process

Our goal is for children to be adopted into traditional Christian families. We determine the financial assistance to be given based upon the following criteria:

Leading of the Holy Spirit
Need of the child (special needs, older child, etc.)
Financial need of prospective adoptive parents
Referral and level of support from local church pastor/leadership
Availability of funds

Getting Started
Upon the completion of your home study, you are eligible to apply for adoption funding. Complete and submit an application which may be obtained through the Arms of Love committee using the contact information below.

If you are interested in learning more about Arms of Love and how it may help you and your family, please contact Tammy Werner at (423) 499-8168 or marktammywerner14@epbfi.com.

2. Foster care

We want to raise awareness of the need and provide training and support for families interested in providing children in Chattanooga with a temporary home.

3. Orphan care

We want to expand our partnership with orphan ministries around the world. Here are some organizations to partner with on your journey:

Bethany Christian Services
Lifesong for Orphans

You can help

If you would like to make a donation to the Adoption Assistance Fund of Arms of Love you can do so in one of the following ways:

1. Give online using a debit card, credit card or eCheck by clicking the button below.

2. Mail a check for the Adoption Assistance Fund to:

Brainerd Baptist Church
P.O. Box 8159
Chattanooga, TN 37414