Every child belongs in a loving home.
There are just under 5,500 children in the Virginia foster care system. 550 of those children are in the metro Northern Virginia area.
Children are designed to thrive in the context of family. Central to their core development is the need for love, connection, and belonging.
In crisis, children become innocent victims and are stripped of those developmental needs. The long term effects are devastating. The statistics for people who are trafficked, incarcerated, and who don't finish school, include a high percentage of people who've spent time in foster care.
God sets the lonely in families through His local church.
Religion that is pure and unblemished is that which cares for widows and orphans in their distress. James 1:27
The Church is uniquely positioned to respond to our foster and adoption crisis. There are more than enough Christian families to provide loving homes and support for EVERY child in crisis.
There are over 700 active churches in Metro NoVa. If just 20% of those churches established vibrant ministries full of engaged, serving members, we could fill the system with believers serving children in crisis, the foster & adoptive families caring for them AND their struggling biological parents.
These children would have a chance to experience the truth of the Gospel - the very thing that can provide hope and transformation from the brokenness they've experienced.
The Call to Action
Everyone can do something
Are you interested in learning more about being a Foster or Adoptive parent?
Does your church need a team of people working together to encourage and educate your church family?
We can help you lead a movement and connect you to others in the area doing the same. Contact us to learn more.
Are you interested in coordinating a wrap around care community for foster/adoptive families in your church?
Foster and adoptive families need spiritual, emotional, and physical support. Contact us if you're interested in attending our next training.
From donating goods, mentoring a teen to becoming a foster family, EVERYONE can play a part. There are many ways to help.
We need you and your gifts!