Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
Foster the Cause is a bridge ministry--meaning that we attempt to bridge the gap that exists between the church and state when it comes to foster care. In Kansas where foster care is privatized, the "state" also means the contracted child-placing agencies as well. We work to recruit, train and offer ongoing support to new Christian foster and adoptive families through the local Church. However, we are not responsible for licensing homes or the placement of children. We work alongside child-placing agencies (CPAs) who have partnered with us. It is our desire to help walk families through what can be a very confusing process.
Right now we work primarily with churches in Shawnee and Douglas Counties--however, we are currently able to serve families in any county that is adjacent to the Capital County, including Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Wabaunsee, and Pottawatomie.
Our name, Foster the Cause, is taken from the verse found in Isaiah 1:17 in which God tells His people to "Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." While it is true that many of the children in foster care are not fatherless and are not true orphans, they do have moms and dads who cannot care for them right now. We believe that God has called us as the Christians to stand in the gap; to love and care for these children until their parents are able to properly meet their needs once again. We do that by informing churches of the need, offering the instruction needed to become a foster or adoptive family and inspiring these new families to continue long-term by offering support in partnership with their home church.