God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
Genesis 21:17 (NIV)
If you have been a parent you may remember what that stage was like; the sleepless nights, worrying about doing the best for your child, trying to filter through all the parenting advice out there... For a young mother, it can be even more confusing, isolating and complicated.
Parent-child placements allow you to help a young mother to take those essential first steps into motherhood. You can be the support that she needs to be able to make good decisions for her child from being a voice of encouragement or helping her figure out meals and sleeping schedules.
In some cases it’s the parent who is “fostered” and in other cases it is the child. Either way you are stepping in to help a small family to take it’s first steps into the world. You can read a real story of this type of fostering here.
Could you foster a parent and child? Contact us and begin your journey.