Our goal at Mission West Virginia is to recruit both foster and adoptive parents. With nearly 7,000 children in foster care in WV, there is constant need for parents to care for children in temporary foster care. Children are removed from their parents and placed into foster due to abuse and neglect. The drug epidemic especially is having a strong impact on the rising numbers of children in care.
When families cannot safely be reunified, parents’ rights are terminated and children become eligible for adoption. One of our jobs is to find loving adoptive families for these children. We believe there is a family out there for every waiting child and could use your help finding them. Once a month, we feature a child who is eligible for adoption in Sunday’s Child, a column that features a photo and narrative description of a waiting child. We are asking you to share Sunday’s Child with your congregation, either through PowerPoint, inserted in the bulletin or by putting the child on your church's prayer list.
If you are interested in sharing Sunday’s Child column at your church, please email Kylee Hassan or call 304-562-0273. We are also available to speak to your congregation or to any smaller groups within the church. There are many ways to help children in foster care in West Virginia and we are eager to speak with you about ways we can work together.