Living a good life requires that we care well for children.
“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” – Mahatma Ghandi
“The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children …” – Hubert Humphrey
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to care for … orphans in their affliction” – James
Here’s what this is about: Louisiana does not have enough foster families to care for children who cannot live with their parents.
So consider foster care!
Foster care is provided to children who must live away from their parents because of child abuse, neglect or special family circumstances requiring the need for out-of-home care. Foster families provide temporary care for a child until she or he can be reunited with her or his family or until another permanent living situation like adoption is provided.
The goal of foster care is to keep children in safe homes which are supportive of their development. Foster care is also designed to assist a child’s parents in resuming responsibility and custody. Children may also live in foster care until an alternative, permanent placement is available for the child.
Foster Care in Louisiana
Foster care in Louisiana is managed by Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services. For information about becoming a foster parent, visit the DCFS Foster Parenting web page.
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services promotes foster care because we know there are too few foster families in Louisiana.