If you are interested in being a foster or respite family or volunteering to support foster families, your first step is to attend a 2-hour Foster Care Information Session. Fostering Grace typically hosts these 3 to 4 times throughout the year. (Pre-requisite to IMPACT Training)
October 14, 10:45 and 5:15 at the DHouse (across the street from Grace Snellville)
Since God values children, so should we.
In the United States alone, there are over 500,000 children who are in foster care. Of them 140,000 are considered legal orphans and await their forever family. These children are extremely vulnerable. With God’s presence and help, we as the church can be the solution – one child at a time.
Children are in foster care because of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Their lives have been surrounded by brokenness. Foster Care is intended to be a temporary solution. The goal is for families of origin to work things out so that children can return to their homes.
Foster parents have the unique opportunity to be an advocate for children who cannot speak up for themselves. Because foster parents are responsible for children in their care 24/7, they often know the child’s situation better than anyone else does. Foster parents have the right and the responsibility to be that invaluable voice in courts where forever decisions are made. Click here to read more about Fostering Grace.