Every day over 50 children are taken into care in the UK. They are removed from chaotic, traumatic, abusive, neglectful or desperate situations. Some need a home in an emergency; some need a temporary home until they can return to their families; some need an occasional home to give their families a break; and some need a permanent home with a new ‘forever family’.
The number of children in care is at its highest recorded level. And there are more children waiting for adoption than there have ever been. Our government and our local authorities are asking for our help to give homes, help and hope to these children.
The Church is uniquely placed to offer its help to meet this need. Once potential carers have been through the full process of assessment, the Church could provide an excellent community of support to wrap around families who are adopting or fostering children.
The Bible is full of calls to God’s people to worship him through caring for the excluded, the poor and the vulnerable – and especially for children caught up in those circumstances. It refers at least 40 times specifically to God’s concern for the orphans or the ‘fatherless’.
Home for Good is an initiative that will help churches and individuals to think about how they can respond to this call, and to support those who are involved. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the Church to be good news in society, change our communities and transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
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Home for Good is a partnership between Care for the Family, CCPAS (The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service) and the Evangelical Alliance. We aim to build a culture in local churches throughout the UK where adopting and fostering are a significant part of their life and ministry; and where churches are equipped to recruit and support foster carers and adoptive families in their congregations.