Tag - foster care

Reflection: The role of father

What comes to mind when you think about the role of a father? In honor of Father’s Day, our coworker Derek Nelson reflects on this question:
When I think about the role of a father, I think of a shepherd. […]

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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 […]

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5 steps to become a licensed foster parent

May is National Foster Care Month and you may now be asking, “How do I become a foster parent?”. Perhaps it’s a question that’s been in the back of your mind (and heart) for years.
Today, let’s get practical and […]

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Reflection: Foster parent shares her experience

In honor of May’s Foster Care Month, our friend Mandy Gratton shares her experience fostering seven children under the age of five over the last 3 years. Read on for her reflection:
Foster care has been something I knew I […]

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A Different Story for Foster Mom & Family

During this second week of Different December, we’re highlighting a story of God at work through CarePortal. Every community has children and families in crisis. CarePortal provides a real-time, relational connection for churches who want to care for them.

Life can change […]

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Chickens, Children, and Chests

For the last seven years, GO Project and friends have gathered at English Landing Park for our Family 5K/2 Mile Walk/Brian Boyd Kids’ Fun Run.  One year we ran for chickens…money raised from the event went to provide poultry […]

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On The Grid: Tier 2 – Foster Care

Tier 2 – Foster Care needs are often overlooked because of the overwhelming need in the foster care system, but this inattention should not be interpreted as an absence of importance.  Rather, the status quo of the foster care […]

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More than a Crib

“You still felt I was worth doing it for, and that means so much to me.”
In July 2015, we shared about Patrick and Jennifer Johnson’s decision to buck the weight of societal strain and pursue a life of generosity. […]

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On the Grid: Tier 1 – Transition

Graduation.
In American culture, it is one of the few universally esteemed milestones of accomplishment and maturation. For many, it is representative of more than past efforts: it is a symbol of the road ahead, a springboard into the future. […]

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Did You Know that the Church Could Transform the Child Welfare System?

One must tread lightly when quoting Joseph Stalin.  The untold and largely unknown atrocities of the civil clampdown on the people of the Soviet Union reverberate through time and reflect a spiritual darkness that can be traced back to […]

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