The purpose of our foster care ministry is to provide safe, Christ-centered homes to at-risk, wounded children. During that time, the children’s birth families typically (though not always) work with the Arizona Department of Child Safety in order to have their children returned.
It can be extraordinarily difficult for a foster family to say good-bye to a child they’ve grown to love. Those who undertake this ministry make that sacrifice to honor God and bless the child. The sincerity of a family’s love through such trials can demonstrate the Gospel more powerfully than words ever could, leaving a lasting imprint on the hearts of wounded children.
For some children, reunification with a birth family is not possible. Those children may need an adoptive home, and many foster parents do adopt their foster children. In such cases, there’s little to no financial cost for families adopting from the foster care system.