What Makes Us Unique?
We’re reimagining and redesigning our approach to foster care through Jonah’s Journey. Many families are curious as to what makes Jonah’s Journey different from state run agencies – in fact, it remains one of the most asked questions to date. Jonah’s Journey is an alternative to the state foster care system, providing foster care to children of incarcerated women. Also, caregiver families commit to regular contact with the birthmother and extended family, including prison visits.
Jonah’s Journey is an alternative to the state foster care system, providing temporary or long-term care for children of incarcerated women. Many families are curious as to what makes Jonah’s Journey different from state run agencies – in fact, it remains one of the most asked questions to date.
One significant difference is that foster parents, referred to as caregivers, do not receive monetary compensation. These families take in a baby, or babies, because they believe all children deserve a family, deserve love, and deserve a safe environment and opportunity. Their actions are a response to God’s commands to care for “the least of these,” and they share His heart for these young ones in need.
As a community, we strive daily to restore the lives of the infants in our care by providing a loving and stable environment in which they may heal. We know that loving a child means loving that child’s family. We are committed to providing encouragement, guidance, support, and love to not only the children in the care of Jonah’s Journey, but to their families as well. The goal of Jonah’s Journey is always a safe and healthy reunification.
Jonah’s Journey’s caregivers give babies a second loving family and a fulfilling life in a home where they can play, trust, sleep safely, learn, eat and grow to be healthy, Christ-seeking individuals. If you are interested in becoming a caregiver, fill out the inquiry form.
Respite caregivers are also needed to give full-time caregivers time to rest and refuel. For families unable to commit to full-time caregiving, respite care is a valuable and crucial part of the Jonah’s Journey. Please complete the inquiry form.
Become a Caregiver
We appreciate your willingness to join us and listen to the call that God has laid on your heart to serve the least of these. If you have further inquiries or are interested in serving the ministry of Jonah’s Journey as a caregiver please complete the inquiry form.