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Foster Care

Ideas to help a foster child experience joy this Christmas season.

Not everyone is called to be a foster parent, but there are ways for everyone to support foster families in our communities. We believe Care Teams are the answer to helping foster families foster longer and stronger.

We have been asked "What makes Release Ministries different?" many times - and one of the ways we believe we are well equipped to help foster parents with this journey is through the experiences of our staff.

Since 2003, one Sunday in November has been recognized as "Orphan Sunday." Please join us in prayer leading up to this year's Orphan Sunday.

September has been named Kinship Awareness Month this year for the first time ever in Nebraska. Currently, around 800 children in Douglas and Sarpy counties are placed in Kinship Foster Care. 

Other Foster Care Blogs

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