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Loving Christian Families Providing Foster Care Services

Because a Child Can Never Have Too Many People to Love Them

Foster care families can make the difference in the lives of young people in need.Often times, difficult circumstances in the family dynamics present challenging and difficult issues for a family, creating turmoil. Angels’ Cove can help relieve these parents or guardians, by providing foster care services keeping the child’s best interests in mind. We team with Illinois area Christian couples willing to mentor them and guide them through these difficult times.

BCHFS provides temporary foster care placements for families in need of respite or facing other emergency situations. Homes are also provided for Baptist Children’s Home residents who require less restrictive care. Through Angels’ Cove, loving, Christian families are licensed to for the betterment of the kids. Pairing them with Christian couples willing to mentor them. BCHFS provides temporary foster care placements for families in need of respite or facing other emergency situations. Homes are also provided for Baptist Children’s Home residents who require less restrictive care.  Through Angels’ Cove, loving, Christian families are licensed to provide short-term care.

Temporary Respite Care

For mothers in need of temporary assistance to “get back on their feet” or overcome an emotional, physical or financial stress, a short-term temporary care placement may be useful. This placement, along with ongoing counseling, may prevent the family from falling into the pattern of abuse or neglect.

This is strictly a voluntary placement short-term, with the parent maintaining all parental rights and access to their child. They may withdraw the child at any point, unless there are indications of abuse or neglect.

Temporary Care Awaiting Adoptive Placement

Occasionally a child will come into care prior to the selection of an adoptive family or with physical or emotional problems. The child is then placed in the BCHFS foster care program until placement may be arranged or a thorough assessment of the child’s situation is obtained.

Foster Parenting

Due to the small number of foster care placements, BCHFS does not license many families as foster parents. In the past we have used families in close proximity to the Mt. Vernon office. As the program grows, families throughout the state may be recruited.

BCHFS foster homes are licensed and maintained by BCHFS staff. Although foster homes are required to meet all standards set forth by the State of Illinois, Department of Children & Family Services, the homes are supervised strictly by BCHFS. Foster families are reimbursed at a monthly rate plus medical care expenses.

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Foster care services for children and families in need

Providing a loving, Christian household for children in need.

BCHFS provides temporary foster care placements for families in need of respite or facing other emergency situations. Homes are also provided for Baptist Children’s Home residents who require less restrictive care. Through Angels’ Cove, loving, Christian families are licensed to provide short term care.

“For He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go.  They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail.”

– Luke 4:10-11

Carla Donoho, MSW
Carla Donoho, MSWDirector of Angels’ Cove: Maternity, Adoption & Foster Care

Office Tel: (618) 242-4944
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DOWNLOAD FOSTER CARE FORM: Foster Care Service and Treatment Authorization Form and Grievance Policy Procedure Information