|My Awesome Church: Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church|
1. Pray. Need I say more?
2. Make intentional space in your mercy ministry budget for appropriate loans and aid to families who simply have tangible items separating them from reunification, such as beds, dressers, etc.
3. Appoint a church member to each foster care case represented in your church, to call the birth family, invite them to lunch, drive them to needed court dates and visits. Regarding confidentiality, you don't have to know details to love.
4. Hold a reunification celebration for the foster and birth family when that long-awaited day arrives. They have done what few are able to.
5. Consider having an adopt-a-birth family program. Allow spaces for families to commit to birth families post-reunification, specifically with letters of encouragement, back-to-school needs and Christmas.