Is Your Church Foster Friendly?

Learn How To Support Foster Families Well.

What does a Foster Friendly Faith Community Look Like?

Join America’s Kids Belong In Supporting Foster Friendly Month This May

Did you know that 40% of foster parents stop fostering within the first year? And one of the most often-cited reasons is lack of community support.

Your faith community can play a valuable role in changing the experience and outcomes for kids and families in foster and kinship care.

May is  Foster Friendly Month. Your faith community can play a vital role supporting kids and families involved in foster care. Here are three best practices to becoming a Foster Friendly Faith Community. You only need to choose two to get started.

Teach on foster / adoption care annually. Teach in a main gathering on God’s heart for vulnerable children and families and give people an opportunity to respond.

Ensure volunteers in child and youth ministry are trauma aware by offering trauma awareness training to staff, children and youth volunteers annually, to make sure those serving with children and youth ministries are aware of the impact trauma can have on infants, children and teens.

Support kinship, adoptive and foster  families;   Create at least one on-going program supporting foster, kinship and adoptive families. America’s Kids Belong offers ideas and tools to help.

Take The Next Step To Make Your Church Foster Friendly

Learn more and begin the Foster Friendly Faith journey to make your community a safe and welcoming place for foster, kinship and adoptive families.