Affirming and supporting foster parents in their task of caring for abused and neglected children
To change foster care in America
At Fostering Hope we strive to build and maintain a culture that is mission centered and respectful of the inherent dignity of every person. As members, we need to be able to respond to the needs of those who have often been left with their needs unmet because of life circumstances (foster children) or their chosen commitments (foster families).
We adhere to these core values/principles:
- We work with foster families-not just kids; not just foster parents–but family units
- We embrace a bottom-up philosophy
- We are a learning organization
- We are optimistic; we believe in the capacity of the human brain, the resilience of the human spirit, and the healing power of caring relationships. Although children in foster care have experienced trauma and deprivation, we are convinced that they can become healthy, productive adults.
- We are goal-oriented
- We function as part of a team, not as individuals
- We have a partnership of mutual respect and integrity with our partners in the child welfare system, faith communities, and business community