Real Life: Foster Care Foster WV The FosterWV initiative of Chestnut Ridge Church is focused on raising awareness of the growing foster care crisis, supporting current foster/adoptive/kinship families inside and outside our church walls, encouraging new foster parents to step up and get involved, and assisting our partner Chestnut Mountain Ranch with the launch of a new Christ-centered foster care agency. All of us can help foster West Virginia when we pray, give, and act. Learn more and get involved at www.theridge.church/fosterwv Greater Morgantown Area Foster Care Agencies Blueprints 1800 Locust Avenue; Fairmont, WV 26554 // Website: www.myblueprints.org Children’s Home Society of WV 11 Commerce Dr Suite 102, Morgantown, WV 26501 // Website: www.childhswv.org National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) 14 E. Grafton Rd., Suite C; Fairmont, WV 26554 // Website: www.nyap.org Necco Foster Care 503 Morgantown Avenue, Suite 205; Fairmont, WV 26554 // Website: www.necco.org Pressley Ridge West Virginia 11 Commerce Dr #200, Morgantown, WV 26501 // Website: www.pressleyridge.org Recommended Books
- Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel by Jason Johnson
- Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Guide for Strategically Rallying Your Church Around the Orphaned and Vulnerable by Jason Johnson
- The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home by John DeGarmo
- Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley and Timothy Callahan
- James 1:27
- Psalm 68:5-6a
- Psalm 82:3
- Proverbs 31:8-9
- Isaiah 1:17
- Matthew 18:4-5
Local Resources WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
Information for Adoptive/Foster Parents FAQ’s About Foster Care
Mission West Virginia, Inc.
Mission WV is an organization based out of Hurricane, WV that promotes positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating state-wide community connections.
WV Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Network
The WV Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Network is an organization based out of Charleston, WV that supports the building of a statewide network of foster, adoptive, and kinship families from all agencies for advocacy and support.
Award Winning Videos — ReMoved
ReMoved follows the emotional journey of a nine-year old girl who is taken from her abusive birth home and placed in the tumultuous foster care system. These short films will help you understand the experiences of many children coming from homes of neglect and abuse, and the accompanying children’s emotions. All from a child’s point of view.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0 (12:47) Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fGmEa6WnY (22:46) Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fegRjSgRYXk (21:46)