What Does It Take For Your Faith Community To Become Foster Friendly?

Did you know that nearly half 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.

Here Are 3 Best Practices Of A Foster Friendly Faith Community.

You only need to choose two to join our App, but we encourage you to embrace all three.

Trauma Aware

Provide child and youth ministry volunteers and staff with trauma awareness training annually, ensuring they are aware of the impact of trauma on infants, children and teens.

Teach

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.

Support

Offer a support ministry for kinship and foster families. Create an ongoing program to kinship and foster families.

Take The Next Step To Make Your Faith Community Foster Friendly.

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

Start Now: Complete Our Interest Form.

Ready To Commit?

Sign The Foster Friendly Faith Pledge

When your faith community is ready to commit to at least two of the three best practices of a Foster Friendly Faith Community, we invite you to complete this Foster Friendly pledge. When you do we’ll add you  to our Foster Friendly App for kinship and foster families seeking welcoming and supportive faith communities.

1

Download this printable version of the Foster Friendly Pledge to review with your faith community leadership.

2

When you are ready, sign the commitment below.