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Wraparound Support for Foster, Adoption, & Kinship Families

Updated: Mar 7


  • There are more kids waiting for families than families waiting for kids.

  • 50% of foster parents quit within the first year.

  • Stats:

  • Miami County - 60 children

  • Montgomery County - 650 children


  • Wraparound support teams "aka Care Communities", increase retention rate to 90%.

  • Composition: 5-7 other units. Team Leader, Mentor, Tutor, Family Helper, Respite, etc.

  • Support groups also increase retention rate to 90%.

  • Composition: Organizer, facilitator, cooks, childcare.

  • Trauma-training for all childcare ministry staff and volunteers throughout Greater Dayton


  • Recruit More Than Enough foster, adoption, and kinship families until there are more families waiting for kids than kids waiting for families.

  • Montgomery County: 100 families

  • Miami County: 30 families

  • Create 130 wraparound support teams for each and every one of these families.

  • Create 8 support groups for all families to have access.


  • Onboard lay-leaders in congregations to lead a supportive ministry.

  • Mobilize the Body of Christ (multiple congregations) through Stand Sunday and surveys to capture capacity and plug-and-play folks into roles.

  • Find and equip a regional coordinator within Greater Dayton to implement strategy and mobilize the Body.

To connect, fill out this form, and/or email Amy Tuell at and cc: myself at


# of Congregations doing this work

  • Miami County:

  • Stand Sundays - 3 Congregations

  • Care Communities - 4 Congregations, 9 Care Communities

  • Support Groups - 1

  • Montgomery County:

  • Stand Sundays - 1 Congregation

  • Care Communities - 2 Congregations, 2 Care Communities

  • Support Groups - 0

Map: To be update below

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