THE BEST WAY TO GO UPSTREAM AND PREVENT KIDS FROM COMING INTO CARE AND END GENERATIONAL DYSFUNCTION IS TO INVEST IN BIRTH PARENTS.
The best way to go upstream and prevent kids from coming into care and end generational dysfunction is to invest in birth parents.
The WRAP around model is not exclusive to foster, kinship, and adoptive families. Communities who will come alongside birth families minimize the need for foster care and can end the generational cycle of foster care.
One of the populations at greatest risk to lose their children to foster care are moms and dad who spent time in foster care.
Birth moms and dads can often be invisible in the foster care and adoption conversations. But the principles of redemption and reconciliation are key reasons to engage.
A practical reason for ensuring health and healing for birth families is not only reunification with their current children, but stabilizing the family to prevent future children from coming into care.
Hosting parenting classes, recovery programs, meeting tangible needs, mentoring young parents, or throwing Mother's Day or Father's Day events are great ways to show support to birth families.
VKB partners with organizations who specialize in coming alongside birth parents to bring back hope and healing.
Interested in supporting birth families in your community?