Today, we’re starting a blog series to give caregivers support as they raise youth who have experienced trauma. The first post in the series highlights attachment types and their significance when it comes to relationships and parenting.
CCHO is filling the gap in services between a child’s stay on campus and their step-down placement to a foster, adopted or biological family. Preparing the resident for the family and the family for the resident is important for long-term success. Here’s our plan.
National Foster Care Month is a great time for us to celebrate Encourage Foster Care families and all that they do to help kids heal from neglect, abuse and trauma. We invite you to visit the Encourage blog where we’ve started a new series called “Blessings Found in Fostering” to share what they are learning and the sweet God moments along the way.
I continue to be involved with CCHO in volunteer capacities. I co-chair the mission team at Orrville Christian Church, which is supporting church of CCHO. CCHO will always have a special place in my heart.
Amidst the heartache of grief and loss in the foster care system, our staff at Encourage has had the opportunity to witness the joy of adoption with many families throughout the last year. In fact, 12 children will finalize adoptions this year.
Katie needed to feel safe. She needed to feel loved. Thanks to donors like you, Katie found the support, therapy and love she needed at CCHO. She was baptized during her time at CCHO, and today she lives with a new foster family. Katie wanted to say “thank you” for all you’ve done for her!
Not every season and every case are created equal, but if given the opportunity to build a bridge with bio families, I encourage you to take the first step. It has drawn a map straight to our hearts about forgiveness, redemption and purpose in the pain.