Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to be a member of Grace Chapel to get involved in The Home For Good Network?

 

Absolutely not.  HFG exists to connect individuals and families impacted in a variety of ways by foster care, kinship care, and adoption.  Though it is a grassroots ministry of Grace Chapel it welcomes individuals from a variety backgrounds and churches understanding we seek to honor Christ as we serve and learn together.

 

2. What is Kinship Care?

 

Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or close family friends.  Relatives are the preferred resource for children who are removed from their birth parents because it maintains the children’s connections family/community. Kinship care may be formal (sometimes requiring training for caregivers and offering monthly payments to help defray the costs of caring for the child, and providing support services). Kinship care also may be informal involving an assessment process to ensure the safety and suitability of the home along with supportive services for the child and caregivers.  According to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services approximately one-fourth of the children in out-of-home care are living with relatives.