What is Wrap Around Care?
Wrap Around Care is simply defined by wrapping around a family who has taken in an orphaned or vulnerable child who is at risk of becoming an orphan and offering support in a variety of different ways to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the family. This support could be a wide range of assistance opportunities and could involve a variety of different commitment levels.
Who needs Wrap Around Care?
All adoptive or foster families are in need of Wrap Around Care support because they face many unique challenges that a traditional family does not typically face.
What is an adoptive family?
An adoptive family is a family who has taken in an orphaned child and has given them a forever family. A forever family simply means that they have given the child a home and a family to have for the rest of their life.
What is a foster family?
A foster family is one that has taken in an orphaned or vulnerable child temporarily to provide a loving home, family, and support until they can reunite with their biological family or until a forever family can be found.
Who can do Wrap Around Care?
Anyone can help an adoptive or foster family by providing Wrap Around Care for them. God has given each of us a specific set of giftings, character traits, and passions and each of these skills sets is likely needed by an adoptive or foster family near you.
What impact does Wrap Around Care have on adoptive and foster families?
Wrap Around Care helps free up time and energy for these families so that they can focus on the child they have taken in as well as the unique challenges they face.
Where do I find an adoptive or foster family to wrap around?
The first place to look for a family to wrap around would be in your family or circle of friends. Next you can look for these families in your church or community. If you do not know of any adoptive or foster families in these places you can reach out to an adoption or fostering agency in your area.
Where do I begin?
The best place to start is by finding an adoptive or foster family to serve and then asking them what kind of support they need. If you do not already, it would help for you to spend some time getting to know the family to start off so that you can better meet their needs.