Family Connections Christian Adoptions

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We are a state-licensed, Hague-accredited, full-service adoption agency with six locations throughout California. FCCA focuses on placing the waiting children of the world into loving, forever families. This includes children in foster care in California; children in overseas orphanages; and children whose birth parents wish to make a voluntary adoption plan. The agency also provides assistance to many legal guardians and foster parents who wish to adopt.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Connections Christian Adoptions
1120 Tully Road
Modesto, CA 95350


Phone: (209) 524-8844

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 770315220

CEO/President: Wayne Mott, MSW


Board size: 0

Founder: Audrey Foster

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2010


Our underlying foundation is that our work is an expression of our love for our Savior, Jesus Christ; our goal is to reflect His love, grace, and truth to you throughout your adoption journey.

Mission statement

Family Connections Christian Adoptions exists to assist the waiting children of the world into loving, permanent families. As a living expression of our love for Jesus Christ, we are committed to providing quality adoption services to children everywhere in need of forever homes, and to every family who welcomes them.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating493 of 107615 of 34
Fund acquisition rating479 of 107714 of 34
Resource allocation rating355 of 107716 of 34
Asset utilization rating718 of 107621 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$310,351$353,184$421,744$421,496$412,105
Short-term investments$973,596$904,442$780,947$655,587$692,340
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,594,386$3,693,461$3,500,670$3,139,657$2,686,428
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,670,606$1,769,531$1,853,334$1,850,809$1,782,194
Other long-term assets$19,199$21,708$4,310$7,267$9,261
Total long-term assets$1,689,805$1,791,239$1,857,644$1,858,076$1,791,455
Total assets$5,284,191$5,484,700$5,358,314$4,997,733$4,477,883
Payables and accrued expenses$275,924$288,343$273,479$290,357$246,333
Other current liabilities$212,350$272,500$337,400$219,900$144,422
Total current liabilities$488,274$560,843$610,879$510,257$390,755
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$9,599$12,196$31,967$52,522$49,926
Total long-term liabilities$9,599$12,196$31,967$52,522$49,926
Total liabilities$497,873$573,039$642,846$562,779$440,681
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$4,786,318$4,911,661$4,715,468$4,434,954$4,037,202
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,786,318$4,911,661$4,715,468$4,434,954$4,037,202
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,955$405,206$8,270$11,789$6,552
Program service revenue$3,474,303$3,382,520$3,708,441$3,998,308$4,207,270
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$156,868$73,485$65,567$38,445$33,458
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$3,631,171$3,456,005$3,774,008$4,036,753$4,240,728
Total revenue$3,637,126$3,861,211$3,782,278$4,048,542$4,247,280
Program services$3,102,170$3,128,643$2,958,529$2,993,366$2,929,699
Management and general$588,575$617,773$630,345$594,354$602,339
Total expenses$3,690,745$3,746,416$3,588,874$3,587,720$3,532,038
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($53,619)$114,795$193,404$460,822$715,242
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($53,619)$114,795$193,404$460,822$715,242


Wayne L MottExecutive Director$149,582

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/23/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


From February 14, 1983 through April 2001, Audrey Foster served as FCCA's founding Executive Director. Her work in this field began in the adoption unit of the Stanislaus County Human Service Agency, where she was honored for finding homes for a multitude of waiting children in foster care. Seeing the need for a more specific focus, she and her husband, The Reverend Canon Thomas Foster, founded FCCA (then known as "Family Connections") to serve the waiting children in foster care and orphanages. Although it is hard to believe now, at the time Audrey founded the agency, the prevailing philosophy was that children over the age of 2 or 3 years, as well as children with any kind of emotional or physical challenges, were "unadoptable."

With a firm belief that God values all people, and especially vulnerable children, Audrey set out to create an agency that would focus on finding homes for waiting children, rather than finding children for hopeful parents. That dramatic shift in focus required the creation of a specialized training curriculum to teach people how to bond with and parent children who were older or who had special needs of any kind. Not the only person who espoused these beliefs, nonetheless Audrey was one of the original instigators of this grass-roots movement that spread throughout California, and then across the United States.

As a result of her tireless efforts, Audrey has been honored as an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and has received many other awards over the years as well. Now retired, she and her beloved Tom are still active volunteers at FCCA and with Shared Blessings International, another organization founded by Audrey to care for orphans in Uganda.

Program accomplishments

39+ Years of adoption services

Fully Licensed For your security

7,000+ Families Created

Nationwide Adoption support