Families whose children are in foster care need time, resources, and help with their kids while they work toward making the changes needed for their children to return home. Excitingly, more than 70 percent of children who enter foster care will get to return to a member of their original family.
One of the ways we can meet these needs in our local community is by helping families foster children within their own counties. As of April 2018, 245 children in foster care were removed from homes within 10 miles of our church, but only 43 of them were placed in foster homes in our area.
But fostering isn’t a one-family job. A foster family and the children in their care need stable, consistent relationships with a respite family and supporting mentors.
We need supporting mentors who:
We need respite families who are:
We need foster families open to: