Summitview's Adoption Ministry

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ . . . (Romans 8:15-16)

Adoption is at the very heart of the gospel. The Father has adopted those who believe in his Son into his family. We are his kids. This truly is good news.

But a couple's decision to adopt is often accompanied with a history of longing, loss and pain. The adoption process itself is taxing — emotionally, spiritually and financially.

Summitview's Adoption Fund exists to help families find financial support in their adoption journey. The pastors oversee the distribution of funds and the submission of an application is required (only Summitview members will be considered at this time). If you have any questions, please email Aaron Ritter at

Adoption Fund Application

Heirs: A Celebration of Adoption + Foster Care

Summitview families tell their stories about adoption and foster care.

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Answers to Common Questions about Adoption

We are all adopted but that doesn't mean that there aren't legitimate questions.

Learn more about overcoming adoption obstacles.

The Wild and Worth-it Journey of Fostering

Trevor and Lindsey Sides talk about how they opened up their home to three children in four months.