A specific list of minimum requirements will be shared with you during our informational meeting, but they’re generally not difficult for the average person to meet. They include being financially stable without the foster care stipend, having an adequate home size, passing a background check, completing pre-service training, and completing a Home Study evaluation.
Most foster/adoptive parents find that the joy of seeing their foster children push through past pain and anger far outweighs the challenges and difficult days they encounter. Arrow’s foster/adoptive parents receive biblically based training as part of the licensing process. Arrow also provides ongoing training opportunities and comprehensive support services. There is immediate access to an on-call case manager for after-hours emergencies. Foster/adoptive parent support groups are available where parents discuss their experiences and find emotional support. Foster children receive free medical care and therapy, and foster/adoptive parents receive a daily reimbursement to help pay for their foster child’s living expenses.
The Arrow Advantage
Mark Tennant, Founder/Chairman of Arrow Child & Family Ministries, has dedicated his life to give abused and neglected children everywhere the same opportunities he received as a foster child in a loving, Christian environment. Because of Mark’s vision and the Christian principles our ministry was founded on, we hold ourselves, and the families we accept, to a higher standard of excellence. This is reflected in all the programs and services of Arrow Child & Family Ministries. Arrow also actively engages local churches to establish their own foster care/adoption ministries to provide support to Arrow foster/adoptive families and the foster families in their own congregations.
Foster Care as a Ministry
We’re looking for families who are passionate, committed, and want to make fostering or adopting their mission because they are called to it. Find out if this might be your calling by attending one of the monthly informational meetings at a local Arrow office. This is where you’ll learn more about what it takes to become a foster/adoptive family with Arrow, and it’s the perfect time to have all your questions answered. Until then, here are a few answers you may be seeking.
Attend an Informational Meeting
Each Arrow office holds monthly foster care/adoption informational meetings. This is the prefect opportunity to learn about the foster care system and to have all your questions answered. Click here for details on the next informational meeting in your area.
When our foster/adoptive parents have a family emergency, need personal time, or just need a break, they depend on Respite Providers to provide short-term care for their foster children. It’s simple to become a respite provider:
- You only have to complete an application
- We’ll conduct a criminal background check
- We’ll train you in the basics of respite care
Discover if a part-time ministry to foster children is your calling by attending the next informational meeting in your area. Click here for details on the next informational meeting in your area.