We have a saying at Show Hope: The adoption journey does not end the day a child is welcomed home—in many ways, it’s just beginning. The truth is that this journey was never meant to be undertaken alone. For many families impacted by adoption and foster care, the local church is an important community of needed encouragement and support—a beacon of hope and help for seasons of hardship and celebration. These are some of the very practical and tangible ways in which your church can support and serve children and their families, including those affected by foster care and adoption.
Consider hosting an evening of family and children’s prayer. Prayer is the key to real change. It can be very impactful to dedicate a whole night to praying for families and children. Spend some time focusing on certain needs.
- Children and youth ministry
- A vision of a ministry that serves families affected by adoption and foster care
- Children and teenagers affected by adoption and foster-care
- Parents and caregivers
- Teachers, schools, and systems
- Families and children who are waiting for them to come home
- The need to be trauma-informed ,…