Pray for the over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States.
For most of the more than 400,000* children in the US foster care system, the goal is to be returned to their family of origin—this is called reunification. For about 100,000 of these children, parental rights have been terminated or surrendered. It then becomes the government’s task to find a forever family for the child or sibling group—the goal being to keep siblings together in both foster and adoptive families.
These are children in our schools and communities—they are the “hidden kids” that most people do not know about. Each child has a name and a story.
“Rise during the night and cry out. Pour out your hearts like water to the Lord. Lift up your hands to him in prayer, pleading for your children, for in every street they are faint with hunger. ” Lamentations 2:19