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Immaculate Conception is launching a Springs of Love foster & adoption support ministry to serve all who have been touched by fostering and adoption in our parish: foster, kinship, and adoptive families, as well as adoptees and birth families. 

Springs of Love is a national Catholic ministry that encourages, educates and equips Catholics to discern and live out the call to foster and adopt, while creating communities of support to help cultivate a culture of foster care and adoption in our parishes. 

How can you get involved?

Care Portal logo1. Care Portal

One way our parish can support the foster care community is by helping to provide material needs, such as beds and clothes.  We have the privilege of collecting and delivering the items directly to the family in need, which allows us to make a new connection.  You can get involved by:

  • Signing up to receive text alerts about material needs.
  • Helping to deliver needed items to the families 
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Fostering Love graphic - ways to help2. Fostering Love Teams

There is an extreme shortage of foster families for the over 400,000 children in foster care. And about half of foster families stop fostering after a year because of the many challenges they face. However, when they are supported, many will continue to foster and provide a safe home for the children who so desperately need to know God’s love and protection.

One way to support foster families is through Fostering Love Teams.  A team is a group of volunteers from the church who are assigned to a foster family to build a relationship with them and the children in their care by providing regular, practical support.  Each care team looks different based on the needs of the family, but here are the many ways you could help:

  • Provide a meal once per month
  • Help regularly with childcare as an “alternate caregiver” (1-2x a month or less as needed by the family).
  • Becoming a child mentor of a current child in foster care or a child that has been adopted (1-2x month).
  • Be the Team Leader of a care team by overseeing the team and checking in regularly with a family.
  • Helping with transportation of the children to appointments and visitation.
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3. Springs of Love Small Groups

A third way we support foster, adoptive, and kinship families, as well as adoptees and birth families, is through our small groups that meet monthly.

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