Both nationally and globally, children need forever homes. Opportunities abound to bring a child into your family through foster care or adoption - and we’re committed to supporting you on that journey.
Traders Point FAM Ministry partners with vulnerable families to equip and restore. We are ready to holistically support families that make the decision to foster or adopt. We walk alongside foster and adoptive parents, providing them with the resources they need to win at home. Nationally, 50% of foster parents quit after their first year or their first placement. But with wraparound care and support, 90% of foster families continue.
Here are ways we support foster and adoptive families:
FAM RESOURCE CENTER
Our FAM Resource Center at the Northwest campus provides brand-new items at no cost to foster families to help with new child placements. Items include diapers, wipes, car seats, beds, and baby gear.
Care Communities offer foster and adoptive families emotional, spiritual, and physical support. A team of volunteers rallies around the family to provide practical support, such as childcare, tutoring, and meals.
WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP
Women’s Support Group meets monthly to provide community and care to women fostering or adopting. This is a safe space to share and process alongside other women going through similar life situations.
Trauma Education gives foster and adoptive families the tools and resources needed to parent kids from hard places. While parenting children that have experienced trauma can be scary, trauma education can help you succeed! Traders Point partners with Trauma Free World to offer free trauma education to those serving vulnerable children.
Financial grants support foster and adoptive families, helping to eliminate some of the financial burden.
*Foster grants- Foster families can apply for a grant to help cover out-of-pocket expenses such as childcare, schooling, trauma education, counseling (for parents or children), and extracurricular activities.
*Adoption grants- Adoptive families can apply for a grant to help with costs associated with international and domestic adoptions. Any single person or couple who has attended TPCC for one year or longer and is actively engaged at church is eligible for the grant. An application is submitted to Lifesong for Orphans who reviews the application. Once a decision is made, Lifesong will forward their decision to FAM for final acceptance. Traders Point currently awards matching grants up to $2,000.
FAM HANDYMAN TEAM
The FAM Handyman Team is available to serve foster families by helping with general household tasks. Depending on the volume of requests received, you can expect approximately 1 day of work every 90 days. Foster parents pay for the cost of materials needed for the task, and this does not include emergency repairs.