We want every child to have a stable, loving home where they can thrive.
We know that for children in care, it’s crucial to find the right placement at the right time - whether that’s a short-term foster placement in an emergency, a long-term foster placement or a new adoptive family. Currently, this isn’t always possible. In the UK there is an urgent need for more than 9,000 more foster families and there are not enough people coming forward to adopt children. We believe the Church is well-placed to ensure that every child has the home they need, and that families that foster or adopt receive the support that they need. That is why we partner with Home for Good.
Who are Home For Good?
Home for Good is a national charity that raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents, encourages families to provide loving homes for the children in care, and equips the Church to offer welcoming communities for them. At the same time Home for Good works to form local movements that link churches to local authorities that allow churches to hear and meet the specific needs of their area. In Leicester, a local movement has just been formed with members from a number of different churches across the city (including King's). They look to meet with the local social workers and authorities to understand the need there is in Leicester and look to encourage us as churches to support those who foster and adopt.
We became champions with Home for Good two years ago because we believe in their vision. We long for people everywhere to consider how to support children who need families. Some of us may become foster carers or adopters, and some may support foster and adoptive families, but we can all care for others and offer our homes as a hospital to those who need it.