How you support kids in foster care through CarePortal
Thank you for supporting kids in foster care through CarePortal.
As May comes to an end, so does National Foster Care Month. And we think it’s a great time to remember all the ways you support kids in foster care and their families all through the year.
Every time you meet a need through CarePortal, you support children and families by helping them work toward goals like:
- Reunifying a biological family
- Placing a child in foster/kinship care
- Preventing a child from entering care
- Uniting a child with an adoptive family
- Supporting youth aging out of foster care
The list goes on, and we continue to be amazed at the stories God is writing through willing hearts and seemingly simple gifts or acts of service. Sometimes a need is met at just the right moment. And sometimes that first connection develops into a lasting friendship!
Here are just a handful of the hundreds of stories we’ve celebrated with you lately:
Colorado: Rock climbing opportunity for high school girl
“This request is for a young lady who currently attends high school and has aspirations of pursuing a career in the Air Force. To help with stress, she likes to rock climb. She is requesting a month’s membership at City Rock so she is available to climb on inclement days. Thank you!!”
Responding church: Pulpit Rock Church, El Paso County, Colorado
California: Equipping a home to reunite sisters
“We have a 15-year-old girl that began her journey with us when she was needing to be placed in a group home. We want to place her with her sister in a foster home. The foster parent is requesting a double bed for her to be able to stay with her sister. We would appreciate any assistance in helping to have these sisters be placed together, especially after all of the hard work that our youth has put in. Thank you in advance.”
Responding church: Bridges Church, Riverside County, California
Oklahoma: New pair of shoes for father working to reunite with his son
“The boy’s natural father is making progress on his case plan and has recently obtained employment. He needs a new pair of shoes for his job. He regularly attends his visits with his 5-year-old son and is trying to better himself.”
Responding church: Cornerstone Fellowship, Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Colorado: Car starter helps young man work and live independently
“This request is for a young man who has been in foster care and is now aging out into independent living. Our youth is working and going to school and recently obtained a used car so he is able to provide his own transportation. Unfortunately, his car, a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada, is in need of a new starter. Thank you!
Responding church: Cathedral Rock Church, El Paso County, Colorado
“I believe that Care Portal is a wonderful way for me to help with actual needs of real people, with no ‘overhead’ being taken out.”
— Church Point Person
Arizona: Furniture enables sister to care for younger siblings
“Adult sister and her fiancé has welcomed her sisters —11, 14 and 15 years old, into their home. The family needs help with furniture. Are you able to help with a twin bed and a dresser (wood or plastic)?”
Responding Church: St. Pius X, Pima County, Arizona
“Delightful young lady taking in her sisters — she is full of life and love for the kids — an inspiration. The girls are in a good place.”
— Church Point Person
Thank you for serving.
We hope these stories encourage you! We are extremely grateful for all the ways you step out to love, serve and build life-changing friendships in your community. To hear more updates like these every day, follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
And wherever you’re at in your foster care journey, we’re here to support you in taking your next step. Keep up the good work!