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"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows

in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."  James 1:27

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Thank you for your participation in the HOC5K this year! Enjoy this recap of the day: 

HOC5K 2023

Saturday, November 11 at 8am

Colonial Heights Baptist Church

You can be a part of this year's Hearts of Compassion 5K. Sign up to participate today by clicking the button below:

Race Details

Packet Pickup: November 10 from 3-6PM • November 11 from 7-8AM

5K Start: November 11 at 8AM

1-Mile Fun Run: November 11 at 9AM


Become a sponsor of this year's race by clicking on the sponsor button below:


Silent Auction

Support the Silent Auction by donating items and by bidding on items through Handbid. Each year, we raise thousands of dollars for adoption through our Silent Auction. 100% of every donation and purchase goes directly to The Adoption Fund!


Silent Auction will open approximately one week before the race. To bid in the auction, follow these steps:



If you want to find out more about how to donate an item, a service, or an experience, check out our Race Brochure.


Be a part of this year's race team by filling out the form below:



Hearts of Compassion exists to provide emotional, spiritual, & financial support for Christ-centered families who are called to adoption and/or foster care.




We seek to mobilize the church to fulfill the calling God has placed on the life of every Christian. Some are called to adopt. Others are called to use their gifts and talents to minister, care, plan, organize, or give financially to support adoption and foster care. We all have a part to play. 


Children | Families | The Church


Jerry & Julie Welch

Kenny & Sara McGrath

Chad & Gloria Hunsberger

Robert & Julie James

Image by John-Mark Smith


Through the Colonial Heights Adoption Fund, HOC is able to financially partner with families who are in the process of adoption by providing grants and no-interest loans based on an application process through our partner Lifesong for Orphans.


To find out more about applying for financial assistance through Hearts of Compassion, contact an HOC representative.

You can donate directly to the Colonial Heights Adoption Fund and be a part of bringing a child into his/her "forever family." It's easy to make an immediate impact.

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Adoption Fund



  1. Who can apply? Home study approved members of a Bible-believing church.

  2. How do I apply? If you are working with Lifeline Children's Services, they have a form for Lifesong that you will complete (be sure to indicate "for review by Colonial Heights in MS"). If you are working with another agency, email

  3. Do I have to be a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church? No, you can be a member of any Bible-believing church.

  4. Can we apply if our home study is not complete? You can start on the application, but you must have a completed home study to submit an application.

  5. Why do I mail the application to Lifesong for Orphans in Illinois? Lifesong is our ministry partner. They house our fund and review all applications on our behalf. They also provide a personal fundraising account, crowd funding platform, fundraising resources, and provide tax documentation for adoptive families and donors.

  6. What if we change our mind and decide not to adopt? Your funds will go into the HOC general fund and go towards another family that is adopting.

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