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Statement on Roe v. Wade News

Statement on Roe v. Wade News

We are excited about the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned in the Supreme Court, as it is an answer to prayer.  However, the battle to protect the unborn remains, as presently the State of Illinois vows to protect abortion rights.  Our concern is not only...

Christmas Cards 2021

Christmas Cards 2021

Christmas will be here soon.  Each year we hold a Christmas card contest which allows our residents an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity.  This year’s winning card is featured here.  Through our Annual Christmas Card program, we share the joy of the...

#BCHFSGivingDay 2021

#BCHFSGivingDay 2021

This year you can still participate in supporting BCHFS on Fall Festival Day, even from the comfort of your couch.  You have the option of bidding on quilts through the online auction, or if quilts aren't for you we are celebrating #GivingDay on September 18th.  Many...

Online Auction

Online Auction

This year you can bid online for the quilts in addition to bidding live in person.  We have partnered with Rothrock Auction Company of Parkersburg Illinois to auction the quilts this year.  Pre-bidding for the auction is open as of noon on Wednesday, September 15th. ...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Father’s Day has not been a national holiday for nearly as long as Mother’s Day, but it is no less important to honor our Fathers.  The first Father’s Day is credited to Fairmont, West Virginia in 1908, in response to a mining accident that left hundreds of men dead. ...

Fall Festival – Save The Date

Fall Festival – Save The Date

One of the ways we celebrate at Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services is through the Fall Festival.  The Fall Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate the ministry of BCHFS over the years past and for years to come. Coming back this year after the pandemic...

Angels’ Cove Maternity and Family Care Services

Angels’ Cove Maternity and Family Care Services

For birthmothers that find themselves facing an unexpected pregnancy, they might find they need support in many ways.  At Baptist Children's Home and Family Services (BCHFS), we recognize the unique needs of young women who might be facing in light of their pregnancy,...

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 3,  Birthparents

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 3, Birthparents

For birthparents that find themselves facing an unexpected pregnancy, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) provides support as they make important decisions for their child.  BCHFS is not here to persuade a decision from the birthparents either way. ...

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 2, Parents Seeking to Adopt.

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 2, Parents Seeking to Adopt.

For couples looking to adopt, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) is here to help find the child God has called them to adopt. BCHFS is fully licensed in adoptive services for Illinois. Adoption services may be through our domestic adoption program or...

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 1, Introduction

Faith Adoption Ministry, Part 1, Introduction

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be a very scary time.  At Baptist Children's Home and Family Services (BCHFS), we have ministries that help young women be informed of all the options they have when approaching their pregnancy.  Faith Adoption Ministry is one of the...