Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky has a lot of kids in foster care, and the state’s Citizen Foster Care Review Boards play an essential role in the commonwealth’s foster care system. This group reviews the case of every child and makes sure they’re placed in safe homes. 700 Kentuckians currently volunteer to serve on these boards, but over half of our 120 counties need more applicants. Of particular interest to Christians is a passage in James 1:27. This verse reminds us “to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” While not every person can open their home to a foster a child, they can do something. Pray, financial support, and yes, even serving on the citizens foster care review board might be one way to help the most vulnerable among us.