Kansas City Alliance of Adoption and Orphan Care Ministries



The Kansas City Alliance of Adoption and Orphan Care Ministries is a network of local ministries and community organizations in the Kansas City area that are committed to serving orphans in our own community and around the world. 

Although each ministry that participates will have its own unique focus, by working together we can make a greater impact in our community and beyond on behalf of the orphan.

Should you be interested in learning more about this alliance, please send your contact information to this email address:   adoptionbygrace@lscckc.org   We would love to hear from you!

The Kansas City Alliance of Adoption and Orphan Care Ministries Steering Committee



Member Churches:

Abundant Life Baptist Church

414 SW Persels Road

Lee’s Summit, MO  64081

Contact:  Greg & Wendy Nyhus

816.246.1809 (h)



Focus:  Prayer support, informational networking, and social fellowship in a structure based on James 1:27


  Adoption by G.R.A.C.E.

Lee’s Summit Community Church

1440 SW Jefferson

Lee’s Summit, MO  64081

816.524.6786 x150

Contact:  Karen Miller



Focus:  Helping believers answer the Lord’s call to “look after” or “defend” orphans by providing information and encouragement concerning adoption, prayer, sponsorship, giving, foster care and missions.  Adoption grants are awarded as funds are available.


Adoption Ministries

Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene

11811 State Line Rd

Kansas City, MO 64114

Contact:  Margie Schwarz

816.333.6699 (h)



Focus:  Raising awareness about the orphan crisis around the world and in the KC area, meeting the physical needs of orphans, and challenging others to ask the Lord how they are to care for orphans. 


Adoption Resource Fund

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church

4725 Lakewood Way

Lee’s Summit, MO  64064

816.795.8848 x330

Contact:  Dave Coffman  dcoffman1498@comcast.net

Gretchen Deaton  gdeaton6@comcast.net



Focus:  Providing information and financial aid to families interested in adoption.


Atonement Adoption Ministry

Atonement Lutheran Church

9948 Metcalf Ave

Overland Park KS 66212

Contact:  Debbie Hoskovec

913.402.8749 (h)



Focus:  Offering support, guidance, prayer and resources to those who have completed the adoption process and for those beginning the journey.


EMBRACE Adoption & Orphan Care Ministry

Living Stones Community Church

P.O. Box 290

Grain Valley , MO  64029

Contact:  MaryBeth Sprecher

816.228.8412 (h)



Focus: Building families through the miracle of adoption and showing God's love to the world's orphans and waiting children.  EMBRACE exists to:  Educate the church regarding God’s heart for orphans and waiting children; Encourage the church to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of orphans; and Equip families that respond to God’s call to adopt or foster through support before, during and after that process.


Families for Adoption

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church

1600 N. 291 Hwy

Liberty, MO  64068

Contact:  Galen & Teresa Herbic

816.415.4835 (h)



Focus:  An international and domestic adoption and foster care ministry for those who have or are interested in adoption or foster parenting.



Ministry Members:

Childreach Ministries

P.O. Box 388

Blue Springs, MO  64013


Contact:  Jeff Hart



Focus:  Offering eternal hope to children in desperate need.

Orphanage/teenage pregnancy support in Peru Christian School in Ecuador • Mission Projects


Hope's Heart Orphan Foundation

P.O. Box 2903

Olathe, KS   66063-0903


Contact:  Judy Williams



Focus:  Charitable, tax-exempt foundation ministering to children growing up in Chinese orphanages by contributing to programs that help meet their basic life, developmental, educational, medical and care giving needs.


Horsepower Experiential Learning

Extension ministry of Lee’s Summit Community Church

1440 SW Jefferson

Lee’s Summit, MO  64081

Contact:  Torey Geiger

816.524.1014 (h)



Focus:  Offering relational HELP to youth at risk by developing essential life-coping skills in a faith-based, equine facilitated, ranch environment.





 Community Members:

Adoption & Beyond

16236 Metcalf Avenue

Overland Park, KS  66085


Contact:  Steffany Aye



Focus:  Licensed Non-Profit Child Placing Agency, for both domestic and international adoptions, serving Kansas and Missouri.



K-LOVE Radio - 97.3 FM

6721 W. 121st Street, Suite 100

Overland Park, KS 66209


Contact:  Glenn Goodwin



Focus:  Christian radio station, communicating the Gospel through mass media to lead as many people as possible toward salvation and spiritual growth.



Midwest Foster Care & Adoption Association

3210 South Lee’s Summit Road

Independence, MO  64055


Contacts:  Suzen Ruis, Lori Ross, Tammy Spears, Justin Newkirk

Suzen: suzen@mfcaa.org


Focus:  Non-profit organization providing support and assistance to foster, adoptive, and kinship families, as well as a foster home licensing program.  Support services include mentoring, advocacy, training, family events, holiday assistance, respite referral, food pantry, clothes closet, and furniture exchange.  All services are provided free of charge.