There’s a missing ingredient in America’s child welfare system: family. We all have people in our lives who made us who we are today. They taught us how to do things, they comforted us in times of need, and they put us on a path to adulthood.
Without these things – unconditional love, a sense of belonging, and a confidence that someone is rooting for you – it’s easy to go off the rails.
And plenty of children in foster care do.
Fostering Hope is built upon the idea of bringing family and unconditional love to children and foster families who need it most.
This isn’t by accident. Fostering Hope’s program is the product of thousands of hours of research that included interviews with foster children, foster parents, caseworkers and industry experts, as well as the latest medical research on trauma.
All of this points to the fact that this familial approach is not just nice to have, but is essential to helping children become productive citizens.