Learn more about our wonderful ministry opportunity for churches and organizations in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas.  Triad Congregation for Kids was formed to address a need in our community for a larger, broader network of support for foster and adoptive children and families as well as the agencies and helping professionals that serve them.

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If your church has an established orphan care ministry or is interested in forming one, we would love for you to join us.  Our hope is that local church ministries can join together through this ministry and continue to meet and collaborate with each other and local agencies and organizations to build relationships and work together to better serve the individual needs of current or prospective foster and adoptive families both within their church and the greater community.

New members are always welcome!  If your church or organization is interested in joining Triad Congregation for Kids or you would like to learn more about organizing an event for Foster Care Month (May) Orphan Sunday or National Adoption Day ( November), please contact Ashley McKinley at amckinley@7homes4kids.com

 

We wanted to reach out and provide the community with the opportunity to get involved in a Triad Congregation for Kids Event hosted by Seven Homes and First Christian Church. The event was created to support local foster and adoptive families in the Triad Area. 

On August 17th we will hold an all-day seminar for current foster and adoptive parents and those wanting to learn more about foster care and adoption.  Join our Life RAFT (Renewal for Adoptive and Foster families through Training) event. Life RAFT will provide an opportunity for the community at large who has a connection with foster care and adoption to attend. We will host three different program tracks.

We will have one track will be for families who want to learn more about fostering/adopting through the foster care system. We will provide an orientation to learn about the process, hear from current foster children and/or children who were adopted from the foster system, and lastly to connect with other families that have been through the process or are currently fostering.

We will have a second track for foster families which will provide them the opportunity to earn their continuing education units that is a state requirement for all licensed foster families.

We will have a third track for adoptive families to learn about the resources available and how to best nurture their families post adoption.      

We will offer specific tailored classes taught in each track during both our morning and afternoon sessions that are specific to their current needs that include but are not limited to: Shared parenting, frequently used medications and mental health, self- care for the families, supporting birth children in the home and Trust Based Relational Intervention Introduction.  

Life RAFT will provide childcare for all birth and foster/adoptive children for the duration of the conference. We will provide continental breakfast and lunch for both the children attending childcare and the families attending the seminars.

We will be hosting who will be our key note speaker Kirk Martin. We will have local foster clothing closets there for families to get items needed for their current foster children, we will have vendor tables and private foster/adoptive agencies involved along with local DHHS county representatives. We are expecting over 100 families to attend and are hoping to serve the Triad Area.

This event is a great opportunity to show compassion to children right here in our community who are in foster care and the families who have taken them in to nurture and care for them. 

 

To learn more information, have your questions answered or to be involved with Life RAFT in a specific capacity please contact:

 

To make a donation please:

 

Thank you for your participation and support,

A Triad Congregation for Kids Event

(hosted by Seven Homes and First Christian Church