ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION
Equip churches to support conditions for strong and thriving families to prevent the need for foster care placement by reducing child abuse and domestic violence.
Present through a world class media campaign the plight of children in foster care and the need for healthy families and homes.
RECRUIT FOREVER FAMILY HOMES
Strengthen churches to assist in recruitment and retention of foster/adoptive parents to eliminate the number of children waiting for foster care and to ensure children and youth eligible for adoption are placed in safe, loving and permanent homes.
FIND HOMES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
Promote foster and adoptive homes for children and youth with special needs. Train prospective parents to become specialists for these children.
Support tutoring and educational assistance for children and youth in foster care.
ENGAGEMENT OF YOUTH AND ADULT FOSTER ALUMNI
Enable youth and adults who have been in the foster care system to guide churches and communities towards successful action and return the voice and the dignity to those who have been in the foster care system.
MENTORS FOR AGING YOUTH OUT
Provide a support system for youth leaving the foster system, including a match program for mentors.
Utilize CityServe’s vast network of HUBs and PODs with resources to provide home furnishings, appliances, schools supplies and much more to foster care and adoptive families.
ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION
Challenge government officials at the federal, state and local levels to help waiting children and youth in their state by: 1) publicly prioritizing the needs of children in foster care, 2) working to remove any state-specific barriers for their waiting population, including court-related issues, and 3) engaging businesses, faith-based organizations, non profits, youth and adults with lived experiences and philanthropic groups to work together in recruiting and supporting adoptive and foster families.
Launch a nationwide ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION media campaign to bring awareness to the plight of vulnerable children and challenge the faith-based community to become foster parents and forever families. For example, ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION will champion the National Adoption Day each year across America.
Host virtual and in person ALL IN Summits at churches and other venues to inspire participation in the ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION campaign.
Connect home furnishings, appliances and school supplies from CityServe warehouse HUBs to foster and adoptive parents. Learn more about the CityServe supply chain, www.cityserve.us.
“Churches, government, nonprofits and businesses each play a vital role in the lives of waiting children. The ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION brings us together so every precious life can be touched and transformed.”
Jedd Medefind, president, Christian Alliance for Orphans
“For 25 years, I’ve witnessed the faith community create a place of love and care for society’s most vulnerable children. It’s a little taste of Heaven when you see families reunited and children adopted in forever homes. The ALL IN for FOSTER ADOPTION empowers more churches to serve these children and families.”