Family is one of the ideal places for a child to grow and develop into healthy adulthood. Each year thousands of children are separated from their families due to war, conflict, natural disaster or abuse by caregivers who were meant to protect them. These situations create upheaval in their lives forcing them to flee from countries in Central America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. They embark on dangerous journeys seeking a place they can be safe and call home.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) partners with agencies across the country to provide foster homes which allow these children to find the safety and support of a loving family. We invite you to partner with us in providing a safe home where children can learn to understand the trauma they faced in their home country and grow into healthy adults. Each refugee or immigrant child has a different story, but the love and support you can provide will change your and their life forever. Contact us to find out how this new chapter can begin as your family offers hope and healing to a child from another country.
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Refugee Foster Care – JOH Preliminary Application
Refugee Foster Care – JOH Parent Training Programs
Foster Care for Unaccompanied Refugee and Immigrant Children