The Grafted Ministry helps families welcome orphans and vulnerable children into loving homes through grants aimed at reducing or eliminating financial gaps in their adoption budgets.

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In some cases, grants are also available to assist foster families and Safe Families hosts as they prepare for placements.

Grafted is a collaborative effort of NorthStar Community Church and Vineyard Cincinnati Church. Since 2016, the ministry has supported more than thirty families in their adoption and foster journeys. 

Applicants are asked to submit copies of their approved home study, their last accepted tax return, and a short application form. Application materials are held in the strictest confidence and are reviewed holistically by an anonymous panel of adoptive and foster families.

Grafted hosts periodic information sessions to help families explore different avenues through which they might welcome children in need, including:

  • International adoption
  • Domestic adoption
  • Foster care
  • Safe Families hosting
  • Respite work

For more information about applying, please contact Anne Jutt at or 513-910-1132.

The Grafted Ministry is currently supported financially through the collaborative efforts of VCC and NorthStar Community Church.

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Better Together Community Potluck

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