Texas Foster Care Crisis.
There's a crisis in Texas. You may think foster care is supposed to be a solution for children who have been removed from their biological families, but there aren't enough families with the growing number of children entering or already in the system. And for the families that do step up, there isn't enough support to aid them during their answered call. Church, you're needed in a big way.
Children in foster care have experienced trauma. Being removed from a biological family is traumatizing. Families are needed to help children who've experienced loss and more adversity than most people have in a lifetime. Just giving a child a new home isn't enough. It's more complex than that. But don't fear the unknown. Children don't have a choice in being removed from their families, so the church is needed to respond to the child welfare system needs in Texas. How will your church answer the call?