One Parent’s View of Fostering the Medically Fragile
As Christians, we are called to care for the most vulnerable among us, and that includes children in foster care, particularly those who are medically fragile. It can be challenging for families to take in these children, as they often require extra appointments and therapies, but the need is great.
Josh Bradley is a foster parent and Church Planting Catalyst at SCBaptist. In discussing the challenges of finding homes for medically fragile children, said, “It really is hard to believe about how many children that you will find across the state, that they cannot find a home for because the families that are fostering medically fragile children. They don’t have room to take care of anymore.”
But with the help of state and local agencies, fostering these children becomes more feasible. This parent explains, “the support that state, local, and county agencies have provided for us has just been an invaluable resource for us. We have been able to leverage some of those skills that we picked up along the way to be able to help these kids.”
The Gospel at Work
The experience of fostering these children has been transformative for this family, as they have adopted four of the children they fostered. Josh credits their ability to care for these children to God’s providence, and the tireless advocacy of his wife. “Just watching her care for these children and advocate for these children… it really is amazing to watch. And it’s also amazing to think about that, that is the gospel at work in these kids’ lives.”
As Christians, we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ, and what better way to do that than to care for the most vulnerable among us?