Foster care is a silent epidemic that is overtaking so many lives. Over 440,000 children and youth have been removed from their homes and experienced immense trauma. Children being born into a survival situation. Youth who are susceptible to moving schools more than seven times before they graduate. I have wept for the souls of children and youth that want to be loved and cared for yet cannot find a loving home to take them.
Scripture calls every Christ-follower to care for the vulnerable (James 1:27; Isaiah 1:17). It is important to note that children and youth in foster care are among the most vulnerable populations in the United States. If we turn a blind eye to these children’s needs, are we not turning a blind eye to Christ Himself (James 2:15-16)?