A foster mom shares her story

Melisha decided to become a licensed foster parent during the height of the pandemic because she saw a need to keep four siblings together and not be torn apart by the foster care system.

While working full time, Melisha welcomed a 10, nine, four, and three-year-old into her home. Throughout the process of becoming a foster parent, Christian Family Care was there for her every step of the way. “It’s family. It feels like family because of Christ, He makes us brothers and sisters and I don’t feel like I’m walking through this with a bunch of strangers,” Melisha said.

Melisha has a servant’s heart for the Lord. Every Sunday she takes all four kids to church with her and every night she reads the Bible and prays with them before they go to bed.

Amy was Melisha’s initial caseworker at CFC who invested, cried, and prayed with her as Melisha and her family went through the foster care process. Melisha continuously expresses the blessing that Amy and CFC have made in her life. This is the difference Christian Family Care is able to make as we minister to children and families with the love of Christ.

Back to School

After a year of helping the kids with remote learning, Melisha and the kids were all excited to pick out their backpacks and get dressed up for in-person school this year. They received new backpacks from our Christian Family Care backpack drive. While the kids are at school, Melisha attends some of the caregiving sessions offered through CFC.

Through our adoption program, Melisha is working to adopt all four children so they can be raised under one roof together in a Christ-centered home.

It’s because of you that CFC is able to offer our families free trauma-informed education and caregiving sessions through our Family Care Learning program. These services help both the foster parents and foster children stabilize their home environment which allows them to succeed.

Please join us in praying for Melisha and her four foster kids as they walk through the process of becoming a forever family. Their court hearings start this month. We pray the Lord gives Melisha the strength and endurance she needs to continue being the best mother she can be. We also pray the Lord continues to provide for her in miraculous ways and we hope her four children feel the love of Jesus through her warm embraces every day before they head off to school.

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