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Become a Foster Parent

Connect 1:27 is a ministry of the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home that focuses on the needs of Foster Families. Through a partnership with DCFS and years of experience working with Foster Children, we are able to provide the expertise and support to Foster Families beginning the incredible journey of making the difference in the life of a child. Connect 1:27 knows that more support given to Foster Families ultimately results in more loving, stable homes for our neediest children.

Being a Connect 1:27 Foster Parent

From the start:

Connect 1:27 offers Foster Parent Information Meetings to give initial, basic information and answer all questions without any commitment.

Foster Care Specialists:

Connect 1:27 has Foster Care Specialists in many regions in Louisiana to provide professional support, and that can conduct, write and submit the home study and other certification requirements for our families. Our specialists build relationships with our families to provide ongoing training and support.

Connect 1:27 Churches:

Connect 1:27 has a network of churches who work with us to provide ministry and support to our foster families. Our Connect 1:27 churches help raise awareness for the critical need of foster families in our communities, and provide space for trainings and often support nights that provide meals and special services for our families. We also reach out to the pastors of our families to let them know about this important journey and ways they can provide support.

Family Partners:

Connect 1:27 has a unique process to ensure that our families have support from their church AND the friends and family they identify to be partners. Family Partners fill out an application to receive training and general information about how to support their Foster Family. This ensures solid relationships to provide additional support.

Emphasis on Trauma Informed Care:

Connect 1:27 understands the diverse needs of children "from hard places" and partners with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University to provide information and training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).

How to Become Certified

In order to become a certified foster family through Connect 1:27, applicants must meet all Louisiana DCFS requirements as well as Connect 1:27's additional requirements. DCFS Foster Parent Requirements

Additional Requirements:

Resources:

DCFS Intro to Foster Care 

DCFS FAQ's 


Join Connect 1:27 Families

Families who are already certified through DCFS can join our Connect 1:27 Families Network to access our services and support.

By becoming a Connect 1:27 Family, you will join a Network of like-minded foster families who are answering the call of James 1:27. You will also be connected to churches in the Connect 1:27 Network who provide support and training for Foster Parents.

Connect 1:27 has a unique process to ensure that our families have support from their church AND the friends and family they identify to be partners. Family Partners fill out an application to receive training and general information about how to support their Foster Family. This ensures solid relationships to provide additional support.

 


Foster and Adoption Specialists

Connect 1:27 has Foster and Adoption Specialists to help navigate our families through the complex and sometimes frustrating journey of staying up to date on certification processes. We also have TBRI Practitioners on staff to provide training and consultation in TBRI

Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries has offices in Monroe, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. Our foster/adoption specialists are available to speak to churches and organizations about the orphan crisis and foster care/adoption. The specialists can also assist churches in establishing foster/adopt/orphan care ministries and work with families interested in serving as foster/adoptive parents.

To be Connected to the Specialist in YOUR Region and find out more about becoming a Connect 1:27 family, please fill out our online form.

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