Want to help children in foster care, but you're not sure where to start? You came to the right place. View or download our resources below.

Ways You Can Help

Big or small. By yourself or with friends. There are many ways to get involved in supporting children in foster care and every one of them makes an impact.

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Prayer Guide

Prayer changes lives. It makes possible all the joy and transformation our ministries provide. Join us in asking God to bring hope and care to the children and families we serve.

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Encouraging Verses

Looking for wisdom, guidance or comfort? Wondering what the Bible says about foster care topics? Needing verses to pray through? We’ve got you covered.

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In Arizona there are several thousand children in the state’s care and not enough foster families to meet the demands.

We are currently experiencing a family crisis. God cares for each of these children and calls us to act.

Right now, you can partner with us to change a child’s life.

By donating to our ministries, you help provide safe, loving Christian homes for children in foster care. Give below in less than 3 minutes. Any donation qualifies for the foster care state tax credit, which means you can give at no cost. Learn more here.

 

 

Ways You Can Help

You can make a difference. Big or small. By yourself or with friends. There are many ways to get involved in supporting children in foster care and every one of them makes an impact. View the full list and download the printable worksheet below.

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Foster & Respite

By becoming a licensed foster parent, you can give a child a safe, loving, Christian home and make a lasting impact in their life. Or get licensed to provide respite care, which gives foster parents temporary leave from care.

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Meals

Know a foster family? Meals or meal trains are helpful, especially for foster parents receiving a new child into their home. Give the gift of a warm, comforting meal for a foster or adoptive family.

Pray

By yourself, with your small group, on your commute or at the dinner table. View or print our prayer guide or verse list.

Prayer Guide

Get Informed

Attend trainings for churches or small groups. Topics include supporting foster families, trauma informed care and more. Sign up and learn more at their website.

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Welcome

Create a welcome bag for children arriving to a new foster home. You can include toiletries, clothes, Bibles, coloring supplies, shoes, toys, etc. If you have questions about your donation, contact us. Drop off donations at any of our locations during open hours.

Locations

Advocate

Volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), which investigate and protect children’s rights. Visit their website to learn more.

Volunteer

Advise

Volunteers on the Foster Care Review Board advise the court on placing children in permanent homes. Visit their website to learn more.

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Mentor

Children in foster care face instability and insecurity. Faithful friendship helps meet their needs and show them Christ’s love. Visit their website to learn more.

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Prayer Guide

Prayer changes lives. It makes possible all the joy and transformation our ministries provide. Join us in asking God to bring hope and care to the children and families we serve. View the list and download the printable worksheet below.

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Pray that children in foster care would…

Experience belonging

Pray they would experience feelings of belonging in a foster family, church community or group of caring friends.

Know they are loved

Pray they would know they are loved by God and understand that He desires to be in relationship with them.

Find healing

Pray they would find healing as they work through the hurt in both their past and present.

Be protected

Pray they would be protected by God and experience a future full of hope and peace

Pray that biological families of children in foster care would…

Have strength

Pray they would have the strength and endurance they need to face and overcome difficult circumstances.

Be selfless

Pray they would have a selfless love and always keep the best interests of their children in mind.

Feel heard

Pray that they would feel heard and have good relationships with their foster parents, case workers and others in the system.

Be equipped

Pray that they would be supported and equipped in their parenting role by the churches and ministries in their community.

Pray that churches would…

Unite

Pray that they would unite to care for children in foster care and create movement within their communities.

Seek wisdom

Pray that they would seek Biblical wisdom about children in foster care and how to best care for them.

Take steps

Pray that they would take steps to care for children in foster care based on the strengths of those within their congregation.

Pray that adoptive and foster parents would…

Find peace

Pray that they would find peace and understanding with everyone involved – their biological children, the children they are fostering, the biological families they are serving, social workers and their community.

Feel supported

Pray they would feel encouraged and supported by their community, which would come together to meet their needs.

Have endurance

Pray they would experience strength and endurance as they invite children into their families.

Pray that child welfare professionals would…

Have resilience

Pray they would experience emotional resilience and physical safety as they face difficult situations.

Thrive

Pray they would make time to care for their own physical and emotional well-being.

Find hope

Pray they would fight discouragement and burnout by abiding in Christ and finding their joy, hope and peace in Him.

You can also provide safe, loving Christian homes for children in foster care by giving today.

Encouraging Verses

Looking for wisdom, guidance or comfort? Wondering what the Bible says about foster care topics? Needing verses to pray through? We’ve got you covered. View the full list and download the printable worksheet below.

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God’s Call to Care for ChildrenGod’s Call to Care for Children

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. (Isaiah 1:17)

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. (Matthew 19:13-15)

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27)

And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37)

God's call to forgiveness and nonjudgementGod’s Call to Forgiveness and Nonjudgement

Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)

God’s Promises for Strength and CourageGod’s Promises for Strength and Courage

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7)

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. (Matthew 18:19-20)

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

God’s Promises for Grief and SadnessGod’s Promises for Grief and Sadness

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)

For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men. (Lamentations 3:31-33)

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

 

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