It happens every Christmas all over the country, all over the world. Large signs are placed in windows and on doors with these words: “Now hiring seasonal workers.” If you get that job, you will not be obligated forever. You are just signing up for a short stint to help some people with a need. That’s the idea behind this book.
Missional fostering is the other lane of the fostering freeway, and it recognizes that you are not necessarily trying to add a new child into your home. Missional fostering is parenting someone else’s child for them for a short period of time. Missional fostering means we love on them, feed them, hold them, stabilize them, cuddle with the young ones, high-five the big ones, and then watch them drive away to a long-term foster-to-adopt home. Mission accomplished. Missional fostering reminds us that it is a temporary assignment, for a tremendous cause, making a timeless impact on children one life at a time.