With the number of children in foster care on the rise due to the opioid epidemic, the need for strong, Christian foster families is greater than ever. By creating a network of motivated and caring Christians, foster families will have the necessary emotional and physical support available to them in order to continue providing love and structure for children in foster care.
children are in foster care in the United States.
up to 80% of families stop fostering after 2 years.
up to 90% of foster families continue fostering children.
Trauma-induced behaviors exhibited by children can be overwhelming, but foster parents are motivated by the desire to make a positive difference in a child's life. They give biological parents time to heal and make their home safe for their children to return. Together with Kingdom Workers, you can provide Christian support to foster parents so they can be a positive influence in the lives of even more children.
Having a reliable group of people to turn to in a time of need takes a lot of stress off of foster parents. Each Family Care Team will walk alongside the foster family and support the parents by providing things like meal prep, light home maintenance, a friendly ear, and more. After all, foster parents need to know they are loved and supported children of God, too.
For foster parents, the little things really do make a big difference as they prioritize the needs of the kids in their care. By joining a Family Care Team to help a foster family in your area, you're ensuring that children in foster care will continue to have a loving home.
Foster parents in your church
Foster families that are already part of your congregation need a church community that is accepting and supportive. Stepping up to encourage foster families in Christian love is one way you can actively show them how much Jesus cares for them.
Foster parents in your area
Foster parents work around the clock to care for the needs of their foster children. Offering to support foster parents in your area opens up opportunities to demonstrate Christ's love to new people.
The ultimate goal of foster care is to reunite children with their biological parents. For this reason, biological parents often form relationships with the families caring for their children. When you make a point to encourage foster families in their walk with Christ, you are also making connections to share the gospel and love of Jesus with the biological parents.
A foster-friendly church demonstrating God's action-oriented love to vulnerable people in their community makes a bold statement. Your congregation can participate in training opportunities and encourage members to get involved with the Foster Support program by joining a Family Care Team.
Surround the foster families in your church and in your community with the support and love of a Christ-centered team of volunteers. Learn how you can bring this program to your church.
"I cannot thank Kingdom Workers enough for how much help you have been through the holidays."
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"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.