The Bible says,
"In you the fatherless find compassion."
Tapestry is Kingsland's response to this call. We desire to be the hands and feet of Christ that will bring family to the orphan...one home at a time.
What We Do
Our mission is to provide support, resources, and encouragement to those seeking to adopt, foster, or minister to orphans.
Over the past 9 years, Kingsland’s Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Ministry has assisted more than 60 families touched by adoption. A total of 75 children have been placed in the homes of Kingsland families. And, we have financially assisted 27 families in the Katy area. We have children at Kingsland who have been adopted from Ethiopia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, China, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia and the USA.
Summer Support Group
Tapestry Ministry has three more summer nights with free childcare (for kids birth through 5th grade) at Kingsland from 6 until 8 pm. These meetings are open to all men and women, regardless of church affiliation. We'll have snacks (feel free to also bring something for yourself or to share) and sometimes a short presentation on a relevant topic. Hope to see you all there!
June 20 - Fellowship Hall. Author and foster mom Jamie Sandefer will be speaking on foster care. She has a great book (https://goo.gl/w1MejM) that we will have available as well.
August 8 - Fellowship Hall. Topic to be determined.
August 22 - Fellowship Hall. Special Needs ministry will meet together with us. A retired school administrator will be speaking on navigating the school system (SPED, ARDs, 504s, IEPs, etc.).
Tapestry Women's Night
Tapestry Women's Night Out (Adoption & Foster Care) June 7 at 7 PM at La Madeleine. We know that women who are in the process of adoption, no matter where they are along the journey, desire to be connected with other women. This is a great place to meet other adoptive moms, get many of your questions answered by women who have walked that road before you and to just be encouraged. You do not need to be a member of Kingsland to attend. Invite other adoptive moms to join us for dessert and coffee. For more information, contact Robin Espey at 281.492.0785.
How to Help Families
We have a lot of foster families involved with our Tapestry Adoption Ministry and there is a huge need for people who are able to watch our foster children every now and then during the day. Currently, CPS allows people 18 years and older to go through a series of steps to become babysitters (background check, fingerprinting, CPR class, online quiz, and minimal paperwork.) and Kingsland's adoption fund would cover the cost of certification. If we could build a network of certified babysitters for our foster families, it would help foster parents attend court hearings, go to doctor's appointments, have date nights, get a break in general, etc. By supporting foster families in this is a way, you are engaging in orphan care ministry and being a blessing to foster parents. For more information, please contact Amber Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.782.9605.
Need More Information?
There are no dumb questions when it comes to adoption and foster care. The answers to adoption and foster care related questions are often not obvious and finding reliable information can sometimes be quite difficult.
We would love to talk with you further about any questions that you have. So whether you want to know more about Tapestry or simply have questions about adoption or foster care, please do not hesitate to contact Patricia Collins or Robin Espey at 281.492.0785.