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Fostering Hope

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Did you know that there is a significant burnout rate for foster families?

Did you know that in many states more foster families are “retiring” than are being replaced by new foster families?

Without question, retention and recruitment are chronic problems in the foster care community.

Why? Because fostering is one of the most difficult paths a person will ever travel! The variety of stressors can be overwhelming…and often are.

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SO, one of the most meaningful ways you can serve the foster care community in 2017 is by providing the kind of tangible support that foster families so desperately need. We call it supportOne.

supportONE is an initiative that recruits teams of individuals and families to provide informed, organized and ongoing support for foster and adoptive families within a local church. Specifically, for every new foster/adoptive family raised up within a church, three to four individuals or families should be part of their dedicated support team. supportONE is a great opportunity to serve the foster care community, particularly if you have a burden to make a difference but are not able to be a foster parent.

If you need help thinking through what this could look like within the context of your church, contact us at info@fosteringhope.org

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