Foster care is the temporary placement of a child into your home due to the state determining
their home of origin is unsafe. There are numerous reasons foster care is needed. It may be for
a short time, or could be for a longer period of time.
The most important thing to consider is that the goal of foster care is always to reunify a child
with their biological family if possible to do so. Foster parents are an integral part of that
process. You don’t have to be perfect, just willing to care for children, help them heal, and aid
them in getting prepared for life outside of your home.
When a child is unable to return home and parental rights have been terminated, that child is then available for adoption. We, as Christians, have been adopted by God and are called to care for those who need forever homes through adoption. Everyone needs a safe place to land, a place to call home and people who are always behind them no matter what. Adoption is more than a legal name change, but an assurance of belonging.
The James Project understands that the decision to foster and adopt is complicated and raises many questions. Choosing to foster or adopt can be confusing, but Call 127 will be there every step of the way. Call 127 offers a guided process to educate those wanting to know more about how to start the process of becoming foster parents, and also offers a continued mentoring relationship. Local foster care and adoption agencies partner with us to help the many people who have approached us with questions about whether they should, or could, open their hearts and homes to displaced children. The James Project can come alongside these parents and be a valuable resource throughout the process and beyond. Call 127 will host an in depth meeting at your convenience with our foster care specialist. Each meeting lasts approximately 2-3 hours depending on your questions. You will leave this meeting with accurate information, next steps, and an understanding of whether fostering or adopting is the right choice for you or your family.