How To Help a Child In Need
Diakon Child, Family, & Community Ministries has been making worlds whole for hurting children and youth since the mid-1800s. Today, one of our goals is to improve the lives of children, youth and families through foster care and adoption.
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care Touches the Lives of Many Children.
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care touches the lives of many children who have encountered the world of foster care. We believe our greatest responsibility is to ensure a child’s safety and stability and to provide each and every one with loving families to call his or her own. Children deserve the chance to grow in families that will care for them, love them and cherish them throughout their entire lives—especially those children and youths who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned.
In fact, many children in Pennsylvania’s foster care system “age out” of foster care at the age of 21 with little support, stability, resources and, most importantly, without parents who can provide guidance as they enter adulthood.
This is where Diakon—and potentially you—come in!
How You Can Help Diakon Child, Family, & Community Ministries
We are actively seeking resource parents willing to work with children who have experienced very broken pasts. We need families who can help children through the healing process.
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care’s Mechanicsburg office hosts monthly information sessions open to the public. Through this program, new families have the opportunity to learn how they can serve the community by helping a child or older youth in need.
We take great pride in our families because without them, we would be unable to serve our purpose—providing children with a family to support them.
So we ask that you take a moment to ask yourself—can I help a child in need of a family? We know that’s not an easy question to answer. However, our recruitment staff can help to walk you through your decision and guide you in the direction best suited for your family.
We understand the commitment of inviting a new family member into your home and will do our best to achieve the best end-result for both your family and the children in our care. We have found that some of most successful foster parents possess a great sense of humor, a positive attitude, love, compassion, courage, and dedication. Those families who have a desire to put children’s needs above their own and serve a greater purpose can find the process of fostering or adopting to be incredibly rewarding!
Contact Diakon Adoption & Foster Care To Help
Visit Diakon Adoption & Foster Care to check out all the available resources and take the first step in learning more on how you can play an influential role in bettering a child and/or young adul’ts life today! You can also reach the offices of Diakon Adoption & Foster Care by calling (717) 795-0320.
One of the friendly recruiters at our Mechanicsburg office can share ways in which you can help to provide a positive foundation for children awaiting permanent families.
Recruitment and Family Development Specialist