Every year children are placed in out-of-home care because their biological homes are not safe. These children need a place where they can feel secure and loved and where they may even have the opportunity to hear about their Savior who loves them.
We believe foster families benefit from additional support so that they can focus on what’s most important—being the best possible parents to hurting kids. That’s why we help churches and people like you reach out to local foster families with encouragement, support, and the gospel.
are served by the foster care system in one year.*
in foster placement need care for more than one year.*
feel enabled to be better foster parents.
Foster parents are motivated by the desire to make a positive difference in a child's life. By opening their home, they give biological parents time to heal and make their home safe again for their child(ren)’s return. But each child and situation present unique trauma-induced challenges. New foster parents may question their decision to foster while experienced foster parents can quickly find themselves overwhelmed.
To help ensure foster parents have the stamina they need, we work with you to offer support to foster families in your community. We can even help you connect with local foster agencies in order to identify the unique needs of foster families in your area.
You can volunteer on your own, with a friend, or as a group. Helping a foster family with the physical, emotional, and spiritual care they need can be as simple as dropping off a pre-made meal, cutting their lawn, or messaging them to check in. If you don’t already know a foster family to support, we will help you find one in your area.
We recognize that each family, volunteer, and situation is different, so educational enrichment resources are made available to you. Topics include how to build trust-based relationships, understanding the effects of trauma, witnessing Christ, and more. These resources can give you the confidence you need to feel prepared for your time as a volunteer.
Read more about Lisa's volunteer experience here.
Your church is unique in many ways: location, history, size, the skills of your members, and your ministry goals. We’ll help you develop a custom approach for creating a thriving foster program and we’ll provide resources which infuse confidence as you reach out to your community. Here are just two methods which may work for your church:
Events are just one way to open your church to the community and let people know that you care about foster families. Events are varied and limited only by your imagination: a winter carnival for kids, a babysitting evening to give foster parents a date night, or providing a meeting space for a support group.
Similar to volunteering independently, care teams are members from your congregation who work together to support foster families. A team lead acts as the point of contact for the foster parents and coordinates their team to meet the family’s needs. Teams can be as small as 2-3 volunteers or as large as 6-8, and a single church can have many teams. Care teams also receive access to our educational enrichment resources.
"I cannot thank Kingdom Workers enough for how much help you have been through the holidays."
"I was telling my husband that I feel like we won the lottery!"
"Kingdom Workers has been helpful because they've given us support so that we can give care to the kids we have without overextending ourselves."
Disclaimer Regarding Foster Care Agencies: Any information provided by Kingdom Workers regarding foster parenting, including information regarding agencies that license foster parents or make decisions regarding placement of foster children (collectively, “Foster Care Agencies”) is intended for informational purposes only. Inclusion of any particular Foster Care Agency in the information provided by Kingdom Workers does not represent an endorsement by Kingdom Workers. Further, Kingdom Workers has no control over decisions made by Foster Care Agencies, which are independent third-party organizations.
*Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services