More than children in the New England foster care system
are waiting to be adopted.
We can make a difference.
With so many children in the child welfare system waiting for a long-term, permanent home, adoptive families need to be raised up in the church and our local communities RIGHT NOW. We all desire that every child would have a safe & supported family to care for them. Ideally, as often as possible, that family is a child's family of origin. In the meantime, there is an URGENT need for more temporary foster families and, when necessary, permanent adoptive families. We believe the Church has a unique call and opportunity to lead the way in meeting this need.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1.ADOPT or FOSTER.
If just one or two people or families in each church would adopt, there would be more than enough families to meet the need.
Learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent!
Register for an upcoming information session or email us. We would love to answer your questions.
2.ENCOURAGE & SUPPORT.
Not everyone CAN or SHOULD foster or adopt. We get it! BUT many of those who can't provide direct care COULD support & encourage those who do... or even others in the foster care community. There are many organized or organic ways to support foster and adoptive families, bio families, youth in foster care and those at risk of aging out.
If you are interested in engaging your church in organized wrap around support of adoptive & foster families or would like to talk about ways you can support youth and families, please reach out!
We all CAN and NEED to be praying consistently for children waiting to be adopted... and all those impacted by foster care. For biological families. For foster and adoptive families. For professionals serving children and families. And for children and youth impacted by foster care.
Receive a daily email prayer prompt for the foster care community and a specific child waiting to be adopted!
If you would like to help your church more intentionally pray for the foster care community, we've assembled some prayer guides from some respected orgs that may be helpful to you.
4.MOBILIZE YOUR CHURCH.
November is National Adoption Month. Every year we create a resource to help guide churches to create awareness around the need for adoptive families, cast vision for how the church can make a difference and provide ways for your community engage. Send us an email and we will send you the free PDF!
You can help provide safe & supported families for children impacted by foster care. Your generosity...
raises up new foster and adoptive families
supports bio, kinship foster and adoptive families
equips caregivers and many others with evidence-based, high-level trauma-informed training
engages volunteers in service and support to the foster care community