November is National Adoption month! There is lots to celebrate about children being in safe and loving families-what a gift! If you ask a foster or adoptive family, many will agree adoption is a gift. Most will also share that foster care and adoption mean processing lots of grief for everyone in the home, and that’s hard. Families need Jesus in the celebrations and the grief. That’s where the church comes in. Families need the church to wrap around them, primarily through the upcoming holiday season, to help them remember how holy the hard things are. The everyday stress and the holiday stress of caring for children and youth in their homes leave many foster and adoptive families in isolation. The church is the perfect vessel to offer arms of strength, comfort, and encouragement and wrap families up with love.
Four simple ways your church can wrap love around foster families this holiday season:
For a full list of ways, you can support foster and adoptive families, check out Project 1.27's Full Resource.
If you’ve identified a foster or adoptive family in your church or community in need of more ongoing support, use Project 1.27’s Wraparound Resource to help guide you through the wraparound team process.
Help us get the word out to make sure foster and adoptive families recognize you as a foster-friendly church! If your church has completed Project 1.27’s Trauma Informed Training and is listed on our website as a Project 1.27 Foster Friendly Church
Consider signing up on the new Foster Friendly App, thanks to our friend’s at America’s Kids Belong.