All children belong in families
BUT FOSTER FAMILIES OFTEN LACK NECESSARY SUPPORT
C127 trains churches to Tangibly support families
OUR HEART IS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN
When there are 140 million considered orphans worldwide, with over 400,000 of these children living in the United States, we know there’s work to be done. We partner with churches across the nation to provide what vulnerable children need most–strong families.
God promises to “set the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6) and we’re dedicated to joining this effort.
OUR MISSION IS TO MOBILIZE CHURCH COMMUNITIES TO CARE FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN
We carry out this mission by equipping churches to support local foster & adoptive families, and biological families in crisis. By training churches on how to create and lead successful Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs), we’re working toward seeing every child in a safe and loving family, forever.
It takes time, money, and emotion to prioritize at-risk kids and their families. We’re grateful when a church partner decides to make this investment to care for vulnerable children in their local community, and we want to do all we can to help push forward their mission. To alleviate the stress and confusion that can come with creating any new ministry, we’ve created a step-by–step model called Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs).
Commission 127 implements FAMs to help bring about a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children by:
Recruiting & equipping families to care for at-risk kids
Serving foster & adoptive families, and biological families in crisis
Advocating on behalf of families and vulnerable children
Ministering to families and meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs
Promise provides the training, resources, and guidance needed to empower churches to set up and maintain successful FAMs.
Interesting fact about FAMs: The national average of families who continue fostering after their first year is about 50%, but when supported by a FAM and its care communities, 90% continue fostering into a second year.
PREVENT at-risk children from entering foster care by supporting biological families in crisis.
In many cases, an at-risk child already lives with a loving, biological family, but that family isn’t equipped to fully care for their child in that season. Sometimes a house payment or grocery bill could mean the difference between a child staying with family or entering foster care. Churches, when aware and educated, have the opportunity to support a biological family in crisis and help keep that family together.
INTERVENE in a child’s life when the state intervenes in a child’s life.
When neglect or abuse is involved, the state will intervene. This means it’s time for the Church to intervene. Commission 127 and our church partners are not equipped to determine whether a family is a good fit for fostering or adoption. That’s up to the state. What we can and should do, however, is come around our local foster and adoptive families to provide a support system.
CONNECT children to families, forever.
We provide resources to help families understand the adoption process, learn how to care for adopted children, create a healthy, loving environment for their kids, and bring vulnerable children home.
Interested in learning more about how Family Advocacy Ministries work and the impact they have on vulnerable children? Join the mission.
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress.