Welcome to Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services

Christ-centered services for children & families. 


A Person in Need

A Donor

A Community Partner

Since 1918, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) has been a source of hope and healing, providing Christ-centered services to children and families in need.


For the parents whose teen is struggling, the child whose home is no longer safe, the young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy, the infertile couple whose greatest dream is to be Mom and Dad, or the individual or family in need of counseling – BCHFS is here to help.

BCHFS and the five ministries that make up our mission:

BCH Residential Care

Provides residential care for children who are struggling behaviorally or are the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. We offer four unique living cottages at our Carmi, Illinois location.

Angels’ Cove Maternity

Angels’ Cove in Mt. Vernon, Illinois provides women facing unplanned pregnancies with healthy alternatives.

Pathways Counseling

Pathways Counseling has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples and families since 1999 with locations in 12 Illinois communities.

Faith Adoption Ministry

BCHFS is fully-licensed in adoptive services for Illinois and not only have the experience to handle complicated adoptions, but the personal care, attention to detail and willingness to create a harmonious environment is unmatched.

GraceHaven: A Pregnancy Resource Clinic

GraceHaven provides confidential and compassionate care, free-of-charge, to all the women and men we serve.  We can provide women and men with answers and options so they can make the best choice for their unique situation.

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Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:

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...

Mother`s Day

Mother`s Day

In 1914, the efforts of Anna Jarvis to establish a holiday honoring mothers came to fruition when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure making the second Sunday in May officially Mother's Day.  By the time of her death in 1948, however, Ms. Jarvis had disavowed...