Dear friends, The Evangelical Alliance, Care for the Family and the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service will soon be launching a campaign to encourage the UK church to step up to the challenge of finding and supporting the foster carers and adoptive parents needed to make sure every child in care in the UK that needs a home for good finds one.
I wonder if I could ask for your help. If you are a church leader could you leave a comment on this blog post which just says your name (including title) and your church that confirms you commend the campaign. I need to hit 100 church leaders by 5pm tonight. So if you know anyone you can pass this on to please do as it would be very very helpful.
• I strongly commend churches throughout the UK to get involved with the Home For Good campaign
• I believe that caring for the vulnerable children in our society is a clear biblical imperative (James 1:27 et al.).
• I believe that helping children to find safe, loving and secure foster and adoptive homes is a clear way that the church can serve God, serve our communities and show compassion to children in need.
• I call on churches to look for ways to intentionally and appropriately support their foster and adoptive families.
• I call on Christians to prayerfully consider fostering and adopting so every child that needs one can find a home for good.
“Christians have a strong historic track record of showing compassion and concern for the poor, the marginalised and the vulnerable. With such an unacceptably high number of children waiting for adoption in the UK and the pressing need for more foster carers we have both a challenge and an opportunity on our doorsteps. I commend Home for Good as a significant and practical way that Christians can serve children. It’s important as Christians that we use our homes to offer hope, healing and love to those in need.”
Rev Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
“Home for Good is a timely initiative which will enable the church to become more involved in this vitally important work of adoption and fostering.”
Rev Nicky Gumbel,Rector, Holy Trinity Brompton
“Since there is no greater need in a child’s life than to be loved consistently and unconditionally I strongly encourage churches to increase their support of foster and adoptive families and promote the need for others to become similarly involved.”
John Cole, Director, New Wine