Support & healing for foster care families
Foster Care Support
Foster and adoptive parents need to surround themselves with a support system. Children are healing and adjusting, and so is the entire family. Our foster care ministry serves to come alongside singles and families in our church as they pursue foster care and welcome children into their homes.
Walnut Creek Church offers three tracks to get involved with foster care support.
1. Family Neighbor Program
If you want to serve people in our church who are fostering children, then you can sign up to be a Family Neighbor. This one-year commitment pairs you with foster parents or a foster family within our church. As a Family Neighbor, you’ll have the chance to develop a genuine relationship with this family and serve them in meaningful ways.
- Provide a meal for the family once a month
- Commit to pray consistently for the family
- Send an encouraging note to the family once a month
- Help communicate the family’s needs with the WCC Foster Care Team
Important 2021 Dates
August 18: Family Neighbor meeting
September 1: Family Neighbor Program begins
2. Together for Good
We are excited to begin a partnership with Together for Good, an organization dedicated to bringing hope and healing to one child, one family at a time. Together for Good is new to Central Iowa as of Fall 2021. If you are interested in learning more about how this organization serves families and children, then check out their website here.
Interested in getting involved? Check back soon for more info.
3. Foster Care Support
Our foster care ministry serves to come alongside singles and families in our church as they pursue foster care, and welcome children into their homes. Walnut Creek Church offers several resources to equip and serve foster parents.
Foster Care Equip Classes
Foster Care Appreciation Month Care Packages
Foster Care Closet
Family Neighbor Program
Foster Care Support FAQs
Do you have supplies available to families when they receive a placement?
Can I donate items to the Care Closet?
Are there any families in the church who can offer respite care?
Yes! We can provide you with a list of Walnut Creek families and singles that are willing to help with respite needs. Please contact us as soon as you know you might need help taking care of your foster child(ren) so that there is plenty of time to plan out the details. You will still need to let your Four Oaks worker and DHS worker know in advance when your foster placement(s) will be receiving respite care.
Get to know the amazing people who make our ministries happen
From the team:
“We believe in the role of the Body of Christ serving as foster and adoptive parents and want to do our part in supporting those who believe God has called them to it and helping to meet their tangible needs.”
— Stephanie Shattuck
Foster Care Support Coordinator
Serve on the Foster Care Support team
If you have a desire to partner with families who are involved with foster care and adoption, you may be a great fit for our Foster Care Support team.