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Foster Care

When it comes to orphan care, few resources are available among progressive churches. Your church can start to turn that around by observing Orphan Sunday in November. […] Read More

Did you know that being a foster child or otherwise in the care of child protective services is a risk factor for being a victim of domestic minor sex trafficking? In 2013, 60 percent of the child sex trafficking victims recovered as part of an FBI nationwide raid from more than 70 cities were children […] Read More

“Crossover youth” – children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect or exploitation that engage in delinquent activities – are particularly vulnerable and pose unique challenges to both the foster care and juvenile justice systems. More than 400,000 U.S. children are currently in foster care, including many “crossover youth” who enter into the juvenile justice […] Read More

A series of “provocative conversations” will be held at Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, during late May and June. Local leaders will speak to the congregation and community members about human trafficking, racism, foster care and the future of education in order to raise awareness of how each issue impacts their city and […] Read More

LONDON (RNS) Two senior judges have banned a Christian couple from any further foster care because they oppose homosexuality, a stance that the judges said has no place in the laws of a “largely secular” Britain. Owen and Eunice Johns, of Derby, England, have already fostered 15 children, but the High Court in London ruled […] Read More