A Word of encouragement
Foster Care is About Families. We believe God creates families, whether you are a birth family, a foster family, or an adopt family exploring our page, we pray you will be encouraged by these truths:
Foster Care requires us to Trust
When foster care is done right, there is an ever increasing dependence upon the sovereignty of God over all things. If He's not in control over all of foster care then there's really no hope at all in it.
Psalm 103:19 declares, "The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all." There are no guarantees in foster care, except one - God is sovereign over all - including the circumstances that children come from and the "system" they're now caught in. His ability to care for them supersedes anything bad that's been done to them, or anything good that we can offer them. God is sovereign. We have to trust that. We get to trust that.
You are not Alone
A consistent theme of Scripture is the assurance that when God is near, all is good. When He is with us we do not have to be afraid, we do not have to worry, we do not have to wonder.
Psalm 46:1 reassures us that, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." When He is near, everything changes. He is an always present, always attentive, always engaged God. He meets us in our weakness and reminds us in our weariness that He has been there before us and He is there with us now - sympathizing, holding, understanding and encouraging. In the beautiful, sacrificial, redemptive work you are doing; laying yourself down for the sake of these children, know that you are not alone. You are never alone.