Fostering the Family ignites churches and communities to support foster, adoptive, and kinship families.
Why? Because a family is the best way to see sustainable change in our society and communities – ultimately making a lasting difference in the life of a vulnerable child!
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ” – James 1:27
Here are some Facts about the Foster Care Crisis
There are over 4,500 children in foster care in South Carolina, 400 of these children are able to be adopted.
60% are between the ages of 0-5 years (At bottom of page- stat. Confirmation from Children’s Bureau 2019)
60% of children enter foster care because of neglect.
More than 50% of foster parents quit within their first year of service.
An estimated 65% of adoptive placements disrupt, which results in returning the children to foster care.
The majority of girls who age out of the system are pregnant within 2 years.
Over 60% of children caught up in sex trafficking come out of the foster care system.
50%+ of prison inmates come from the foster system.
Fostering the Family partners with churches all over South Carolina! You can view our current partners below.
We’re actively working to connect with new churches, so please contact us if you’d like to get involved with our mission.
Fostering the Family exists to work with the church and volunteers to create one of the 3 P’s of Possibility!
Pray and Donate
Volunteer to Meet Needs
BECOME A PIONEER
Build a Care Community
We are proud to announce we have recently completed accreditation with ECFA standards of Responsible Stewardship.