Did you know that 40 percent 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.
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.
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.
Offer a support ministry for kinship and foster families. Create an ongoing program to kinship and foster families.
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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.
Download this printable version of the Foster Friendly Pledge to review with your faith community leadership. When you are ready to sign the commitment below.
When you are ready, sign the commitment below.