We are constantly studying and learning about the increasing needs of orphans and foster children. Simultaneously, we also observe God moving and see the impact. If you have invested in our work in the past, we hope you will be encouraged to invest again. As you’ll see, thanks in part to generous supporters, we are building momentum in caring for vulnerable children.
The world’s 150 million orphans, joined together, define a nation with the world’s 10th largest population. The 400,000 foster children in the United States are immensely underserved and have outcomes much like their international counterparts: high rates of incarceration, mental health challenges, teenage pregnancy, and an exponentially increased probability of being trafficked.
Promise686 remains passionate about impacting these statistics by prayerfully investing resources in churches and families responding to God’s call to care for orphans through adopting and fostering.
Lack of awareness hinders fostering and adopting. For families serving at-risk children, on-going support is essential.
2550+ volunteers have been equipped to serve foster families
1020 seminar attendees
For the more than 14,500 children in Georgia’s foster care, only 4,720 homes are available to them.
Since inception, Live The Promise has engaged 201 new foster homes.
(53 of these homes first entered into foster care by first serving as Care Community volunteers.)
FOSTER FAMILY SUPPORT
One and Done: Most foster families opt out after only 1 placement, or after less than 1 year of fostering.
To date, 315 Care Communities have supported 309 foster families.
(95% of supported families have continued on after their first year.)
Families report financial concerns to be the greatest barrier to adopting.
Promise686 has awarded $2.5 million, assisting more than 325 children in their homecoming.
Typical adoption expenses exceed $20,000 per child.
On average, Promise686 has mobilized $11,300 on behalf of an adopting family.