How You Can Support Your Foster Parent Friends

a curly-haired girl stares at the camera while two men smile in the backgroundFoster care fills in the gaps of what a family should be. Ideally, foster care should be a group effort between the foster family, birth family, caseworker, and court system to ensure the best possible outcome for the child. Nobody can do it alone. Each piece of the puzzle needs to rely on the other to do their part.

You know the saying: It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to be a successful foster family. The parents and families that invite children into their homes are definitely an important piece. Just as important are the people who surround the family with love and help make their difficult job a little easier.

You don’t need to be a foster parent to help foster kids.

Preparing meals, babysitting, home maintenance, and prayer support are all important tasks that ultimately benefit the child. Foster care blogger Jason Johnson says, “We’re not all called to do the same thing, but we’re all certainly capable of doing something.”

So what can YOU do?

1 Corinthians 12:4-7 tells us, There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

A spiritual gift is given to all of us so we can help each other. That means you have a spiritual gift to use to help others. You have things that you’re good at and enjoy doing. Find a way to use those hobbies and skills to help foster families. Spiritual gifts aren’t something that only pastors and ministry leaders have. You don’t have to take a test to figure out what your spiritual gifts are. You just have to think about what you already do, and how that can be adapted to help.

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Please call 864-938-2100 or complete the form below to let us know how we can help you on your foster care journey.

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