We serve families struggling with abuse and neglect by providing safe homes where children can heal.
Fostering a child is a direct reflection of Christ’s nearness to the brokenhearted and willingness to give up His life to heal and bring us into a new family. Just as Christ’s sanctifying work in us includes challenges and trials, care for the child in foster care can be a difficult and, at times, frustrating journey, but it is a beautiful way to provide love, safety, and healing for hurting kids and broken families.
Every year abuse, neglect, and dependency issues leave children without caregivers to meet their basic needs. Foster care refers to out of home care for children provided by the state or an agency contracting with the state. In 2014, 3,831 children in Franklin County were placed in foster homes, group homes or residential centers. Children are placed in foster care until they can be reunified with their families safely or an alternative plan for permanency (such as adoption) is completed.
Children who come into foster care have often been exposed to traumatic life experiences and struggle to cope with loss. Sin leaves homes and communities broken and unequipped to protect the vulnerable and provide a safe space in which these children can thrive. As former orphans, adopted by God and given an imperishable inheritance in Jesus, we fellowship in the suffering of the orphan and recognize the desperate need for hope and salvation. We can be a light to these children and families, displaying the compassion of Christ who gave us our hope and a future.