Foster Adopt

Foster Care

If one family from each church in Arkansas became a foster family, we could solve the foster care crisis in our community.

Foster care means providing a temporary home for a child who is not able to live in his or her home of origin for whatever reason. It may be for a short time or may be a long-term affair.

When removing a child from its biological family, the goal of DCFS is always reunification: to see that whatever caused the need for removal is fixed and to return the child (or children) to their biological family.

As foster parents, we’re part of that process, helping the child or children heal and move forward, getting them ready for life, just like you would any other child.

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Foster care means providing a temporary home for a child who is not able to live in his or her home of origin for whatever reason. It may be for a short time or may be a long-term affair.

When removing a child from its biological family, the goal of DCFS is always reunification: to see that whatever caused the need for removal is fixed and to return the child (or children) to their biological family.

As foster parents, we’re part of that process, helping the child or children heal and move forward, getting them ready for life, just like you would any other child.

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Adoption

If ONE family from every TEN churches adopted a child from foster care, all children whose parental rights have been terminated would have a new forever home.

In some cases, a child is not able to return to the biological family and parental rights are terminated in a court decision. That child is now available for adoption.

Everyone needs to belong, someplace to connect, and to return. As Christians, we’ve been adopted into the family of God. Adoption changes a person’s legal status. Instead of being a temporary guest in a household, the adoptee belongs there with full rights and privileges. We sometimes talk of being adopted as gaining a “forever home” on that will always be there, even when you’re grown up and off to college or wherever life may take you.

In some cases, a child is not able to return to the biological family and parental rights are terminated in a court decision. That child is now available for adoption.

Everyone needs to belong, someplace to connect, and to return. As Christians, we’ve been adopted into the family of God. Adoption changes a person’s legal status. Instead of being a temporary guest in a household, the adoptee belongs there with full rights and privileges. We sometimes talk of being adopted as gaining a “forever home” on that will always be there, even when you’re grown up and off to college or wherever life may take you.

A guided Process

The CALL encourages families in the Christian community to consider foster care and adoption, then equips those families through training and walking through the process to become certified as foster or adoptive parents and by supporting those families once they are actually doing foster care or adoption.

You may have heard that becoming a foster parent is complicated, there are lots of steps and it takes a long time. The CALL has walked through that process with hundreds of families over the past 10 years and will help demystify the journey for you. We will be there every step of the way for you too if you choose to pursue becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

The CALL works in close partnership with the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to make sure you are not left wondering what’s happening at any stage of the process. We’re also able to provide the required training specially packaged into 2 weekends, making it as easy as possible for prospective parents to fit it into already busy schedules.

Every Journey Starts With a First Step

Your first step of athe foster or adoptive parent journey is closer than you think

Plan to Attend an Info Meeting in your County

  • Get an overview of the process to become a foster or adoptive family
  • Hear from current foster and adoptive parents
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities
  • Ask questions and get answers
  • Start the process if you choose to get more involved