Family Restoration is Watermark's ministry to children and families within the scope of Child Protective Services due to abuse or neglect as well as those who are giving of their families to foster or adopt (James 1:27). We desire to see children restored to their families, and when that is no longer possible, we want to ensure every child has a home they can call their own.
In addition to leading efforts at Watermark, we also lead initiatives with other churches to span the continuum of care for children from hard places across the United States so no child lingers in foster care or "ages out" without hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and experiencing the support of a church family.
No child or parent should walk the journey of abuse, neglect, or healing alone. So, whether we are fighting along your side to help reunify your family or guide you in parenting a child who has experienced complex trauma, Watermark is a supportive community of believers where you are welcome.
We also want to serve as a resource for those at Watermark and throughout the community who are interested in knowing more about God's heart for the fatherless and caring for them (Deuteronomy 10:18-19). Restoring families is an integral aspect of what it means to be a Christian whether it involves mentoring mothers and fathers towards reunification with their children, wrapping around foster and adoptive families to ensure they are thriving, or understanding your own home is a resource to give family to a child or parent in need, Family Restoration is here to help.
If you are interested in learning more about upcoming Family Restoration events or connecting to our efforts, sign up here