Tips for Supporting Kids in Foster Care
There are many ways in which you can promote quality foster care for children in need of homes. Here are a few:
If you have a few minutes:
- Learn the facts about children in foster care throughout the U.S.
- Visit Adopt Colorado Kids or the National Heart Gallery to pray for one waiting child.
- Learn more about what it takes to be a foster parent in Colorado or Nationally.
- Thank a foster family and pray for them.
- Like Project 1.27 on Facebook.
- Contact a Parent Support Group about providing snacks for one of their meetings.
- Make a financial contribution to a foster care organization (You might consider Project 1.27).
- Wear a blue ribbon during May and be ready to explain what it stands for: Foster Care Month.
- Wear a purple ribbon during November and be ready to explain what it stands for: Adoption Month.
If you have a few hours:
- Mentor a young person in foster care.
- Host coffee and doughnuts for county caseworkers.
- Share a meal or a gift card with a foster family.
- Help prepare the home of a family anticipating a new placement.
- Fill a backpack for a child entering foster care (in Colorado through PacksofHope.org).
- Get to know an older child before they age out by working with the Choice Program.
If you have more time:
- Become a foster parent or respite care provider.
- Volunteer with Royal Family Kids’ Camps.
- Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
- Organize a foster/adoption ministry (email email@example.com for Colorado church information, or bstrawser@project127 for national ministry inquiries).
- Join a foster family’s Support Team.
Together, we can make a difference!