Faith-Based Resources for Foster Care
We have partnered with Foster Palm Beach to provide many of the resources below to facilitate your congregation's involvement with the Foster Care System.
Please visit their website for information on how to become a foster parent as well as current statistics.
Contact us to schedule a speaker or for assistance.
Use these easy to share graphics on any of your web pages, social media, e-blasts, or newsletters. Please ask your members to visit #FosterPalmBeach's site to learn more via this link: https://www.fosterpalmbeach.org/what-is-foster-care.html
Please like and share Foster Palm Beach's facebook and instagram posts about the need for more caring parents. If there are any quotes or images you would like customized, we're happy to help. Just reach out via our contact page
There are eight different foster parent licensing providers in Palm Beach County. Please follow and share their pages: https://www.fosterpalmbeach.org/licensing-agencies.html
Special dates to keep in mind:
February = Foster Family Appreciation Week
April = National Child Abuse Prevention Month
May = National Foster Parent Appreciation Month
July = Summer is a great time to promote foster parent training (the need for parents spikes once school restarts)
September = Promote mentoring, especially with kids going back to school
November = National Adoption Month (host celebration & provider fair)
Orphan Sunday = 2nd Sunday in November (11/10/19)
What is Orphan Sunday?
A special faith-based organized day to celebrate adoption, foster care and global initatives that reveal God’s heart by being:
“A father to the fatherless…is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.”
–Psalms 68: 5-6 (NIV)
We recognize that we were all once orphans of sin that God saved through the love of His precious Son, Jesus Christ, and so we seek to mirror this love in tangible ways:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
–James 1:27 (NIV)
Orphan Sunday is our opportunity to gather together as a local community to tell inspiring stories and grow a heart for orphans.
Oprhan Sunday is celebrated the second Sunday of November. Visit https://cafo.org/orphansunday/ to learn more.
What does WRAPAROUND Care look like?
A fabulous program in availble help you start this type of ministry called Live The Promise.
Locally, 4Kids of South Florida has set up Family Advocacy Ministry trainings and support to guide you through this outreach.
Statistics show that without support, 50% of foster families typically close their homes after the first child. With Live The Promise wraparound care, 90% of familes remain active parents who foster many more children.
There are eight different foster parent licensing agencies in Palm Beach County, two of which are faith-based: 4Kids of South Florida and Place of Hope. You'll find contact info for all agencies here: https://www.fosterpalmbeach.org/licensing-agencies.html