How can communities solve the foster care capacity problem? Take
for example, a suburban Georgia county with a foster care
population of approximately 500 children.
Of that 500, the county currently has approximately 100 foster
families, which means we need to raise capacity to address the
remaining 400 children.
Next, we look at the number of churches within that county, and
we see that there are 1,000 churches. Even if we assume only
one-third of the churches will be interested in a foster care
ministry, we have more than 300 churches in which to find 400 new
When looked at this way, the problem no longer seems
insurmountable. Instead, the solution appears obvious.