adoptive,
foster care
&
safe
families
initiative

National Adoption Month

Not everyone can adopt but everyone can help.

Join us in caring for kids and families in our city by exploring all the ways we can help.

Join A
Care Community

It takes a village to raise kids. One way we come alongside families in the foster care system is by creating care communities to bring meals, supply clothing, celebrate birthdays, and praying for the family.

Interested in joining? Email our Foster Care Lead, Rachel Bechler.

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Become A
Safe Family

Open your home to children whose parents are experiencing a short-term emergency or a longer-term crisis. Safe Family hostings range from a few nights to several months, and you don’t need to have extra bedrooms in order to host.

email rachel

Sign Up
For CarePortal

CarePortal sends alerts to local churches of the real-time needs of foster/adoptive families in our community and allows us to respond. All requests submitted through CarePortal come from the caseworkers at government-funded child welfare agencies or other approved child-serving organizations.

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Did you know there are over 25,000 kids in the child welfare system in Los Angeles County alone?

We believe that followers of Jesus have been called to do something about this. Here at Fellowship, the next generation matters to us, no matter if they’re our kids, our neighbor’s kids, or kids we’ve not even met yet. We invite you to address this crisis with us by supporting kids in foster care, coming alongside foster and adoptive families, hosting kids in need through Safe Families, or becoming a foster or adoptive family.

Not everyone can foster or adopt, but everyone can help.

Whether it’s praying, giving, supporting a family, or becoming a foster family, there are many ways to help vulnerable kids and youth in our county and beyond.

Pray

The simplest way to get involved in the Foster Care initiative is by joining us in prayer. We encourage you to spend some time seeking God on behalf of all those involved in this system.

Join us as we pray for:

  • The 14 certified foster and kinship families at Fellowship
  • The 17 children currently being fostered by Fellowship families
  • The families currently in the certification process to become a foster family
  • The 12 certified Safe Families at Fellowship

Foster Care Prayer Guide
15 Days of Prayer for Orphans Guide

Volunteer

Another way to get involved with the Foster Care initiative is by partnering with Royal Family Kids, an organization that offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Through Royal Family Kids Camp, kids ages 7-11 who are in foster care get to participate in a week-long overnight summer camp. Royal Family Kids offers mentoring for kids in foster care, as well.

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Give

Children often enter into foster care with just the clothes they are wearing and very little other personal belongings. One of the ways we can support foster families is by donating items that help foster families embrace a new placement.

Check out this Amazon Wishlist to see what is needed. These items are given to foster families during those first few days after receiving a new placement.

amazon wishlist

Open Your Home

Become a Safe Family

Safe Families are the volunteers that open their homes to children whose parents are experiencing a short-term emergency or a longer-term crisis. Designed to extend and strengthen the community safety net for at-risk families, Safe Families for Children is a positive alternative to the state child welfare system, allowing parents to work out their problems without having to worry about losing custody of their children.

Safe Family hostings range from a few nights to several months, and you don’t need to have extra bedrooms in order to host.

Learn More
Resources
Start the application process

If you or a family you know is in crisis and needs their children to be hosted temporarily, please call the Safe Families Hotline at 1-800-550-CHILD Ext 1234

Safe Families are the volunteers that open their homes to children whose parents are experiencing a short-term emergency or a longer-term crisis. Designed to extend and strengthen the community safety net for at-risk families, Safe Families for Children is a positive alternative to the state child welfare system, allowing parents to work out their problems without having to worry about losing custody of their children.

Safe Family hostings range from a few nights to several months, and you don’t need to have extra bedrooms in order to host.

Learn More
Resources
Start the application process

If you or a family you know is in crisis and needs their children to be hosted temporarily, please call the Safe Families Hotline at 1-800-550-CHILD Ext 1234

Foster & Foster to Adopt

Foster families provide a safe, temporary home to children removed from their families as parents work on their reunification case plans. Foster to Adopt is the process of becoming a forever home to a child or children whose parental rights have been terminated.

Fellowship is partnered with Olive Crest, a non-profit organization that seeks to transform the lives of at-risk children through the power of family. Whether you decide to get certified with Olive Crest, another Foster Family Agency (FFA), or DCFS directly, Fellowship will come alongside you in the process.

The certification process takes on average 6-9 months.

Email Us to Learn More at safefamiliesfostercare@madeforfellowship.com

Foster families provide a safe, temporary home to children removed from their families as parents work on their reunification case plans. Foster to Adopt is the process of becoming a forever home to a child or children whose parental rights have been terminated.

Fellowship is partnered with Olive Crest, a non-profit organization that seeks to transform the lives of at-risk children through the power of family. Whether you decide to get certified with Olive Crest, another Foster Family Agency (FFA), or DCFS directly, Fellowship will come alongside you in the process.

The certification process takes on average 6-9 months.

Email Us to Learn More at safefamiliesfostercare@madeforfellowship.com