United States

Foster Support Program

Strong foster families are needed now more than ever.

Every year many children are placed in group homes or group residential settings because there are not enough foster families available to care for all of the children. These children need a place where they can feel safe and where they hear a daily assurance that they have a Savior who loves them.

We believe foster families need Christian support from devoted people who walk alongside them in their foster journey. We help churches create Family Care Teams who reach out to local foster families with encouragement and help. The teams provide both physical and spiritual support to the foster families they serve.

Nearly 450,000

children are in foster care in the United States.*

54% of children

stay in foster care for more than one year.*

Why support foster parents?

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.

We provide the training and resources your church needs to begin providing Christian support to foster parents so they can be a positive influence in the lives of even more children. We even help you connect to local foster programs in order to reach out to more families near you.

"Showing someone that they are valued and cared for and loved goes so far in helping people who are hurting and broken when they know the motivation behind it is Christ's love."

Kessia Boche

Foster Support Program Coordinator

Bring the program to your church

1. Train and educate volunteers

We work with your church to identify a Team Lead who coordinates the program for your congregation. The Team Lead is provided with training which includes topics like how children react to trauma and how to share the gospel with families and their children.

Churches also receive the resources and documents they need to successfully launch this program:

  • Event planning documents give you the tools you need to provide a one-day event for foster families.
  • The Family Care Team package includes items like intake forms for new families, volunteer applications, and sign-up sheets.

Our goal is to make starting this program as easy as possible for you, and we promise to offer guidance each step of the way.

 

Become a volunteer

 

2. Host a foster event

Events are an easy way to start a thriving foster program at your church. This outreach tool lets people in your community know that you care about foster families and the children in their care.

Events are varied and limited only by your imagination. Events can include a winter carnival for kids, babysitting evening to give foster parents a date night, or a one-day event similar to vacation Bible school.

 

3. Strengthen and support foster families 

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 demonstrates Christ's love to new people and creates opportunities for outreach.

Biological parents
The 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. 

 

Ready to bring the foster support program to your church? Have questions?

 

Contact us

 

What foster parents are saying

Mandy - Foster Parent

Mandy

"I cannot thank Kingdom Workers enough for how much help you have been through the holidays."

Melissa - Foster Parent

Melissa

"I was telling my husband that I feel like we won the lottery!"

Tim - Foster Parent

Nancy & Tim

"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."

It starts with you

Share the love of Jesus with a child in need through your time and gifts.

 

Volunteer

 

 

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

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