Buckner International shared this article on the foster care crisis in Texas and how it is so bad that the state is actually reaching out to faith-based people and organizations to step in and to help. http://www.buckner.org/blog/in-midst-of-foster-care-crisis-tdfps-asks-faith-communities-to-respond
You know when the state is calling on the faith-based communities to help solve a problem, and recognize that we as believers have a higher calling from God - then it MUST be true and it must be urgent.
Here are practical ways that you can be involved:
• Support families by becoming a respite or substitute care provider (Oh how we needed this when Nathaniel was still classified as a foster child!!!)
• Provide meals or clothes <------ WE ALL CAN DO THIS!
• Become a CASA volunteer
• Churches can also help by hosting information meetings and encouraging corporate prayer.
You do not have to adopt a child to help those in need. Please read the rest of the article and pray how you can become involved!! You are needed desperately! I am also in the process of finding some specific, local opportunities and will update soon!
(As always - we are so honored that Buckner would choose to use our family photo to promote their services. We adopted through Buckner and have only amazing & beautiful things to say about them.)
Holly Nicole James