Bringing a child into your home isn't the whole story.
I recognize that foster care in particular is not an easy subject for many. I’m not sure where you are in your awarenesses of the kids and families in your community who have found themselves in the system. If you’re like most of us you may not be super aware but have some strong opinions about the foster care system. What I have come to understand from friends is that they had no idea that the families in their churches and communities that have said yes to this path of foster care need your help. They need a village.
Not sure where to begin in helping the orphan in your community? That's okay, truly. I've got a list of ways you can come alongside other families with their feet on the ground in the trenches doing the heavy lifting. Find a family and show them you care today. If you think just maybe your family is meant to care for a child in your home then here is a great list of resources to get you started.
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” -Fred Rogers People think they need to be in the trenches housing foster kids, but believe me—that is not for everyone! Instead, imagine using your gifts to help support those families in the trenches. Not sure how you can help? We came up with a mixed list of possible ways to be the village: Welcome a new placement: Think about when people welcome a new baby into their house after 9 months of preparation. Foster families are...
In April, the kids were asked to do a test run of the M5 Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp course. Who could have imagined that this one act of generosity would literally propel forward our long-held dreams of marketing the fruits of our labor here on the farm? Just six months later, we were shipping our first dehydrated sourdough and pastured pork meat boxes directly to your doorsteps, while also sharing with you small bits of life in the foster system.