For those supporting & those with questions about adoption, fostering or infertility.
Main speaker: Krish Kandiah
Krish is married to Miriam and has four primary school aged children and also fosters babies. Krish has a keen interest in movies, photography, rock music and Liverpool FC. Krish is founder and director of Home for Good and president of the London School of Theology. http://www.krishk.com/bio/
Children, longing and belonging
Longing for children to belong to your family when you are infertile is a grief that seems to have no limits or boundaries and is a great challenge to anyone's faith. This LifeCall event will explore how those living with infertility can continue to live faithful and fruitful lives.
Children longing to belong to a family yearn for the love and acceptance that God equally yearns to offer them. This LifeCall event will explore how many Christian families can provide a home for good for children longing for families and how the Church can support them.
Adoption and Fostering with Home for Good
Every day more than 50 children are taken into care in the UK. They are removed from chaotic, traumatic, abusive, neglectful or desperate situations. Some of them need a home in an emergency. Some of them need a temporary home until they can return to their families. Some of them need an occasional home to give their families a break. Some of them need a permanent home with a new forever family.
The Church is uniquely placed to offer its help to meet this need. As a large social network with involvement of large numbers of families, the Church is fertile soil for recruitment. Once carers have been through the full process of assessment, the Church could also provide an excellent community of support to wrap around families who are adopting or fostering children.
Home for Good aims to change the culture in local churches throughout the UK, to make adopting and fostering a significant part of their life and ministry. It is a fantastic opportunity for the Church to be good news in society, change our communities and transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. www.homeforgood.org.uk
If you think fostering or adopting may be for you, come along, hear more, and meet those that have parented through adoption or fostering and let God guide the next step for your family. Perhaps you are part of a church community that includes fostered or adopted children; this will give you an opportunity to discover how you and your congregation can offer good support to these families.