Hosanna Homes endorses the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith. Our philosophy reflects the following values, which determine our objectives and techniques for service:
- Every child is a predestined creation of God with immeasurable value and regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical and emotional health, or intellectual ability, is entitled to a continuous, stable family relationship.
- The traditional family unit including a husband and wife is an ordained relationship whose recognition and protection is critical to an individual’s happiness, to society’s survival and to God’s creative intent, therefore;
- For most children, the birth family provides the natural and best environment.
- Foster care is a traditional family protective service in which every reasonable effort must be made to expeditiously reunite children and biological parents, according to a casework plan.
- When a child’s birth family is not able or willing to care for the child, then spiritually sensitive foster family care should be provided as a service both to the child and to the child’s family.
- Foster care is a process or service used to facilitate family reunification, prepare children for adoptive placement, or prepare a youth to move into self-sufficient independent living.
- Foster care service requires the interaction of all team members (biological parents, foster parents, social work case managers, other professionals and the court) to achieve a common goal: permanence for children and stability for families.
- Permanency planning must take priority in the parenting role and foster parents must develop a close attachment, while facilitating reunification with the child’s biological family.
- Foster parenting and foster care are complex, sensitive, professional activities, which require on-going training and support by and to all team members.