- For children in foster care would know that they are loved by God
- For reunification to happen with biological families and when that is not possible for children to be quickly placed in adoptive/permanent homes
- For teens aging out of foster care, without a permanent family: that caring adults would come into their live and provide family
- For the 2,860 children who are “legally free” to find permanency and family through adoption
- For organizations and DSHS staff to be encouraged in their work
- For biological families currently separated from their children to find the resources and help needed to work toward reunification
- For judges and lawyers making decisions regarding foster care and adoption to have wisdom
- For families within the Church would come forward and say YES to providing family to a vulnerable child or sibling group
- For sibling groups to not be separated from each other for placement or adoption
- For safety of vulnerable children that they would be protected from abuse and neglect and that God would provide incredible healing from trauma experienced
- When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
- Unlikely by Kevin Palau
- The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care by Jason Johnson
Q Commons / Ted Talks:
- Rethinking Foster Care by Molly McGrath
- The Gospel of Our Adoption by Jason Johnson
- The End of Relationship by Mike Johnson: Q Commons
Take some time to read a book, or watch a ted talk on your own.
Visit Christian Alliance for Orphan’s Foster Movement
Have a book club or host a movie night as a group, where you can discuss books/movies about foster care together.
Go through a bible study on how God sees the orphan and fatherless.
All In Orphan Care: Small Group Curriculum
Consider teaching a sermon series about foster care and adoption on Sundays.
Invite a guest speaker on Foster Care