Our Mission


The Forgotten Initiative (TFI) resources, supports and networks Advocates across the nation, helping them grow sustainable foster care ministries in their communitiesAdvocates mobilize local churches to serve the foster care community through service projects, mentoring and family support initiatives.

The Forgotten Initiative is a ministry of Lifesong for Orphans.Lifesong Logo


To bring joy and purpose to the foster care community.


To show Jesus to the one who feels forgotten by serving agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults and children.

Core Values

1.  Honor God | Psalm 46:10 | “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (NLT)

2.  Grow Through Service | Matthew 23:11-12 | “The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (ESV)

3.  Communicate | Hebrews 10:24-25 | “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (NLT)

4.  Celebrate | Ephesians 3:20-21 | “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (NIV)

I am so inspired by the work of TFI!  Whether yours is a call to take in a foster child, pack a backpack, or paint and remodel rooms at your local county office, there’s a place for you in this powerful ministry.

-Susie Larson – Radio Host, Author, Speaker


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