Why

We have a passion for connecting families with the help and resources they need to be successful foster and adoptive families. Learn more on facts about foster care as well as possible challenges and solutions within this process to see why Florida 1.27 is the right choice for seeking help in the fostering and adoption world. In addition, you can learn more about our care community model provided by Live The Promise.

The Live The Promise Model

The Live The Promise model dramatically increases the total number of foster and adoptive families through three successful approaches:

  1. Customized church awareness campaigns breed new foster and adoptive families.
  2. An engineered community care team surrounding foster and adoptive families improves success ratios.
  3. Volunteers serving foster and adoptive families gradually increase their commitment until many become foster and adoptive families themselves.

The impact of this additional support has been huge, in which the rate of foster families that quit within the first year is reduced from 50% to less than 5%! In addition, 30% of the volunteers choose to increase their levels of service and bring children into their own homes as licensed
foster parents.

With this results-proven model, Florida 1.27 has begun to implement the Live The Promise: FL campaign to reach the goal of having more than enough foster and adoptive families trained, supported, and available to care for vulnerable children

What is a Foster and Adoptive Care Community?

An engineered team, much like extended family, of 4-8 committed volunteers who support and serve the foster or adoptive family and foster or adoptive children. This team provides regular and ongoing practical help such as meals, prayer, tutoring, child care, transportation, laundry, yard work, etc

Care Community Volunteer Roles

Family Helper

Family Helpers usually serve by providing a meal once per month, delivered on the same day of the week and same week of each month. (i.e. the second Tuesday of every month.) Additionally, these volunteers can run errands, assist with housework, do yard work, laundry, and help with other practical tasks to support the family.

Child Mentor

A Child Mentor commits to provide childcare or transportation 2-3 times per month, with at least one scheduled day per month. This role may require necessary background checks in order for the volunteer to be unsupervised with foster children. This is a unique opportunity to pour love and encouragement into these vulnerable children. In order to thrive, foster and adoptive parents need the support of dedicated Child Mentors who will sacrificially serve them in this way.

Team Leader

The Team Leader provides leadership for the Care Community. This volunteer contacts the foster or adoptive family weekly and sends out a weekly email updating the team on prayer requests. This role can be uniquely filled or combined with any of the above roles.

Interim Caregiver

Interim Caregivers serve as overnight caregivers in their home or in the foster or adoptive home from as little as one night to up to two weeks, in accordance to the approval policy of the foster care agency. Additional background checks may be required, as well as a home safety inspection. Respite families also fall under this category of assistance.