When a child doesn’t have a family, it’s everyone’s business.
There’s a prevalent misconception that orphan advocacy is only for people who want to adopt or foster. We see God’s heart for His people in James 1:27, which states that “pure religion… is this, to visit widows and orphans in their affliction.” Caring for orphans and foster children is not just for those who adopt or foster children, but it is for everyone who desires “pure religion.”
And families need community, which is how we can all be involved. For parents who choose to foster or adopt, they need to know they’ll be well supported when a child arrives in their home. Foster children as well as adopted children have unique needs and require special focus from their new parents. Supporting these families in practical, hands-on ways provides a healthier context for a child’s transition into their new family.
Promise686 equips and engages churches to serve foster families by placing a volunteer Care Community around a foster family.
Volunteers offer support in the following ways:
• Bringing weekly meals
• Supplying or sourcing practical needs – eg. bunk beds, strollers, carseats, clothing…
• Transporting children to appointments
• Mentoring children
• Coordinating volunteers for a foster family
• Becoming trained to provide respite care
Take the next step to be a volunteer.