Every day, children who have already suffered the trauma of being removed from their homes often face the additional distress of being separated from their siblings. But fortunately Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is working to help solve this problem. Through innovative foster care programs like Foster Family Homes ministry at (FBCH), churches and communities can partner to keep siblings together.
A New Model of Foster Care
FBCH has launched a new foster care program called Foster Family Homes. This ministry provides foster care in private residential homes owned by FBCH or other partnering non-profit organizations. Foster Family Homes is a unique program and differs from traditional foster care programs in many ways. Highlights of the program are as follows:
- FBCH allows individual families to offer care to a larger number of children in their home setting, as residences can serve up to five children
- Parents do NOT have to pay rent, and many supplies are provided through donations and community support
- Parents pay for utilities and basic necessities for the children
- Parents must be willing to take children of any age from infancy to age 17 (this allows residences to serve more children and keep sibling groups together)
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Family Homes parent, please contact Vickie Belcher at email@example.com or (863) 687-8811 to find out more.