Foster Care facts you didn’t know...
In 2015 in Region 8 alone, there were 7,498 confirmed cases of abuse/neglect.
850 children are legally free for adoption, waiting to find their forever family.
50% of foster parents quit after just 1 placement.
60% of the who kids age out of the foster care system, never having found a forever family,
end up homeless in 2 years.
When adoptions fail, 60% of them fail in the 4th year.
The Biblical Imperative
Caring for the orphan is at the center of God's heart. He declares that he is "the father to the fatherless"
He commands us throughout Scripture to take up His heart in action, to "seek justice, correct oppression [and] bring justice to the fatherless"
James 1:27 says it this way:
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for the orphans and widows in their distress."
Matthew 25:37-40 takes it a step further.
Jesus tells us that whatever we do for those in need, we actually do for Him.
In Luke 10:25-37
Jesus gives us a picture of what it looks like in the Parable of the Good Samaritan.