God sets the solitary in families.
Penny Reeve has been highlighting fostering in her posts this year. I thought I would continue that theme today by raising awareness of Home for Good, a Christian British charity which aims to make adoption and fostering a significant part of the life and ministry of the Church in the UK. They work together with Care for the Family (The founder is Rob Parsons, author of popular The Sixty Minute Father and The Sixty Minute Marriage) and the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) as well as Local Authorities to ensure excellence in all that they do. They are dedicated to inspiring, equipping and coordinating the network of local movements, churches and individuals who are making the Home for Good vision a reality. They also raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents; encouraging families to provide loving homes for the children in care, as well as equipping the Church to offer welcoming communities for them.
“Our vision is a home for every child who needs one. In the UK, 4,000 children are waiting
for adoption and 8,600 foster families are desperately needed. We believe that the Church can make a difference. Home for Good raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents, encourages families to provide loving homes for the children in care, and equips the Church to offer welcoming communities for them. We are dedicated to inspiring, equipping and coordinating the network of local movements, churches and individuals who are making our vision a reality.”
Also, with Britain about to receive refugees from Syria, the call is going out for those willing to open their homes to unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
You might be thinking, This is a good cause, but I’m not in a position at the moment to be a foster carer or to adopt. How can I help?
Pray. Pray for the children, that they will be placed in forever homes. Pray for the foster carers and adoptive parents as they provide that love, home, family and stability the children need. Pray for all the agencies involved as they place children and then continue to support the families afterword. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter and receive up-to-date news to pray for.
Give. Home for Good has a donation page where you can give a one-off donation, or commit to a more permanent arrangement.
I’m so glad Home for Good’s profile is rising. They are doing a great work connecting the Christian community with fostering and adoption, and I hope and pray this continues to grow.
This post has mainly been geared towards our British readers, due largely in fact to the current need that is rising in Britain, but I hope it has interested our other readers from around the world, and I ask if you would all still join us in prayer over this time as we welcome many refugees entering our country, that we will reach out with love to them, and for them as they settle into a new home, adjust to a new culture and deal with the trauma they have experienced.
~ Wendy Sparkes ~