Why Children Come Into Care
- Substance abuse
- Domestic violence
- Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
Children come into foster care because their family is in a crisis and cannot care for them on their own. Foster parents have the opportunity to provide safe, nurturing homes to hurting children while their parents work through life challenges. These children need someone to help them thrive. Serenity will help you understand how to build trust and offer care in a way that allows your foster child to heal.
A child’s length of stay in foster care can range from a couple days to several years. Although children in foster care can be any age, Serenity specializes in newborns and young children up to six years old. Most children in foster care will be reunified with their biological family, and about twenty-five percent will be adopted, often by their foster family. No matter how long a child is with you, your gift of love and care will last a life time.
Children in foster care have two common denominators – they have all been placed in protective custody through no fault of their own, and each are in need of love and acceptance.