Funding Foster Care
While it is true not every family accepts the burden to provide a home for vulnerable children, followers of Christ are instructed to care for the orphan and widow per James 1:27. Garrett and Alison are obeying the Lord's direction to provide a safe and loving home for children who need temporary care until they can be reunified with their parents or relatives. We are calling on friends and family to help us meet the Alabama DHR and Lifeline Children Services requirements to be a licensed foster home. On April 9th we graduated from the required 10 week preparation classes. We are raising funds for required expenses such as: Individual background checks and fingerprints, CPR, First Aid, and water safety course, Fire escape safety ladders, Locking supply closets or boxes for cleaning products, medicine, chemicals, paint, gas, tools, etc., chain locks for doors, baby gates, and other home safety products. One of the best things we have learned is we cannot take this on alone, whether we do respite care or have a child placed in our family. Our natural independence says we will do it all alone and take all the credit. With family and friends from all over supporting this ministry it allows us to be the hands and feet of foster care but insures God receives all the Glory He deserves as He equips and provides. Thank you for your prayers, love, encouragement, and support. YOU will give a child in need HOPE and make a generational difference.