Try to envision… as a child, you sense that your parent is under extreme stress. You hear talk of job loss, financial crisis, eviction. Your mom needs surgery, but who will take care of you while mom is hospitalized? No family members live nearby. Will you be homeless? Alone? Who will feed you and care for you?
Countless kids in our community need someone like you to care enough to welcome them into your host family.
Imagine… as a child, you hear a loud knock, and social worker and police enter your home. They stuff your clothing in a trash bag, and take you away. Because of dysfunction in your birth-family, you are removed. You are anxious. Where will you go? When will you return home? Who will care for you?
Thousands of kids in our community need someone like you to care enough to welcome them into your foster family.
Picture yourself… as a child, stuck in the custody of a foster system, thanks to irreconcilable dysfunction in your birth-family. You’re desperate for an adoptive family, to care for you and end the uncertainty. You dream of a family who will love you and care for you, and nurture you to adulthood.
Hundreds of kids in our community need someone like you to care enough to welcome them into your adoptive family.
Care Communities: Friends, families and faith communities provide essential support to families who Host, Foster, and Adopt. Those who provide wraparound support are often the key difference between flourishing families and stressed-out families. There are many ways that you can provide wraparound support, from grocery shopping to grass mowing, from prayer to meal prep.
CarePortal: In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But what they need is a connection point. CarePortal is a technology that relies on local professionals (educators, child welfare staff, etc.) to recognize and identify the needs of vulnerable children and families, and connects them with caring people in nearby churches who are ready to meet those needs.