How to get involved

  • The Fostering Collective exists to recruit and shepherd Christ-centered families LIKE YOU to help children in foster care.
  • Right now, along with churches, organizations, and agencies, we are challenged to Be The Light for a child in foster care.  Learn more about all the ways you can Be The Light.
  • Want to connect your church? Email us to find out how your church can help Be The Light!

About Foster Care in East Texas

  • There are more than 2,000 children in foster care in just the East Texas area.
  • There are fewer than 600 foster families.
  • We know many children in our community are not receiving the love they need.
  • If 10% of churches in each county will get involved in foster care, then our community can provide more than enough:
    • Foster and kinship families
    • Adoptive families for every child waiting for adoption
    • Help for biological families trying to stabilize and reunify
    • Wrap-around support from the church for foster, kinship, adoptive and biological families
Alberto’s story:

“At first, I was worried. Maybe I wouldn’t get a chance. I’ve been in foster care for four years and it was sad, lonely, and frustrating. I thought it was my fault and that I’d never get a second chance with the family. There’s always going to be a cycle of something that might happen. But there’s a way to break out of that and that’s Jesus.”

Thank you to our ministry impact sponsor