For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion to advocate for vulnerable children and see families strengthened, but I wasn’t sure what that was going to look like in terms of serving my own community. I received my undergraduate degree in Child and Family Studies, took some art and non-profit management courses, taught preschool and volunteered in some failing demographics, and assumed my husband and I would one day grow our family through international adoption.
However, in 2015, I was enlightened to the often overlooked children in the foster care system and those children longing to be a part of a loving family right here in our own city. Seeing that there was no orphan care ministry in my area to connect with, my husband and I positioned our family by getting licensed to serve as foster parents. While going through that process, and later becoming foster parents ourselves, we were uniquely equipped to better see and serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of vulnerable children and foster/adoptive families in our area.
Bloom became a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2017; and we work closely with local child welfare agencies, churches and members of the community to shine a light on the need for each of us to do our part to defend the cause of the fatherless and bring justice to vulnerable children. God’s faithful provision and the generosity of the community has made this ministry possible and through this we look forward to the day that we will see our city rebuilt and homes restored.
Thank you for your interest and we are thankful for
your continued prayers!
Kristen Jones, Founder