AGAPE recruits, trains, and licenses compassionate, Christian, loving, and nurturing foster families. AGAPE offers our foster families 24/7 support, initial and on-going training, and financial reimbursement for various special needs unique to the child(ren) and/or family.
Frequently Asked Questions
For a Child in Foster Care, The Ideal Goal is Permanency.
Ways to Achieve Permanency
- To reunite children with their parents or principal caretakers once the situation is deemed appropriate and safe for them to be returned
- Kinship Care
- In rare cases, long-term foster care
- Other common goals include:
- Establishing guardianship
What Happens Once a Child is in the Foster Care System?
11% Return Home Within 90 Days
90% Remain in Foster Care for Over 90 Days
53% Remain in Foster Care for Over 540 Days
34% Remain in Foster Care 2 Years before Parental Rights are Terminated
These facts are an overwhelming indication that AGAPE’s mission to provide compassionate Christian outreach to children and families is wholeheartedly necessary. Foster care gives children a second chance and an opportunity to be raised in a stable environment.