LOCAL AND REGIONAL MINISTRIES
There are over 400 children in the US Foster Care System in Charleston County on any given day. These children need a temporary home while their birth families are working towards goals that prepare them to be reunified with their children.
The need for licensed foster families is apparent in the disparate numbers of children needing placement and the number of available families to care for them. The lack of equipped and supported homes results in children being placed in overcrowded homes or in institutions where their unique needs cannot be met with excellence.
Additionally, although many children are able to be reunified with their families, around 1/3 of the children that are returned to their birth families, reenter the foster care system due to the birth families not being equipped, prepared, and supported. This creates a cycle in which children and families are left without hope.
They need to know that God created them; that they have value; and that there is great hope in Christ. LifePark has designed three ways to be part of the fostering ministry: