As brand new foster parents, a MBCH family accepted the placement of two young siblings. Since this was their first placement, they didn’t know what to expect but they understood the goal of reunification and the importance of living out their foster parent role in a ministerial way. Almost immediately, the family reached out to the biological parent and proactively worked on building a healthy relationship and rapport with her.
The young mom was facing addiction, past trauma and chaos in her life. The family knew their foster children’s mom needed to see that her kids were being taken care of and that she mattered. The foster family assured her of this by encouraging her recovery from addiction and inviting her to church. As a result, she has been attending church with the foster family!
Going above and beyond, when the opportunity for a family vacation came up, the MBCH foster family invited the biological mother to go on vacation with them. She was able to enjoy a fun vacation with her children and spend quality time with the foster family. Because of their efforts, humility and embracing the goal of reunification with biological parents, the children’s case is moving along very well with reunification right around the corner.
We are thankful for MBCH foster families who fill in the gap and help to restore broken families. By doing so, they are living out the calling in their own lives to make an eternal difference in others.
If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent with MBCH Children and Family Ministries, please call us at 1-800-264-6224.