Equipped to Love is a resource to train friends, church family, and family members to be a better support for adoptive and foster families in the community. Because God’s people have stepped out in obedience, there are many children in churches who come from foster care and through adoption. And churches want to support these children and families well, but just may not know how.

Often, children who have experienced neglect, abuse, and trauma have challenges and unique differences that can cause them to find difficulty in traditional church programs and settings. The Equipped to Love curriculum is designed to help individuals learn how to meet the needs of adoptive/foster families and provide them with practical support. Topics in Equipped to Love include: caring for families, interacting appropriately with children with compromised beginnings of life, demonstrating sensitivity for adoptive and foster parents, understanding the unique needs of children from hard places, exhibiting language sensitivity, and managing challenging behavior.

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