A child is removed from their home and placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect in their home. When a child is placed in foster care, they are provided with a safe temporary home while their biological family is given time to work through their struggles and build the skills necessary to provide a safe place to their children again. The goal of every child in foster care is to return home, unless it is necessary to change that goal to a placement with a relative, adoption, or independent living.
The family environment is a powerful, effective and singularly “real” environment to heal children. Foster parents, along with the help of the agency, training, and a treatment team, help children in foster care to heal and learn healthy, safe coping skills before returning home. Therapeutic foster care is based on the premise that all children require a trusting and secure attachment to an adult caregiver. Such a relationship increases a child’s potential to grow and develop normally in all vital areas of life.
Terraforma will be hosting an Angel Tree on Sunday November 26th to benefit the foster children of For Children's Sake foster care agency. Each angel will have a description of a child with a suggestion of a desired gift. Participants will choose an angel, shop, and drop off the unwrapped (but labeled) gift at church on Sunday, Dec 3rd. Angel Tree will be available on Dec. 3 if some angels remain. Suggested gift value $25-40.