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Whether you're seeking guidance or resources, we're here to help you navigate your journey with care and compassion.
In
2023
over
7,000
individuals
were supported through Foster the Family’s efforts.

How We support

Respite Care

A time for children to come to a safe place while caregivers have a moment to themselves.

FosterCare Packages

Within 24 hours of a child being placed in a home, a Foster the Family volunteer shows up with necessary hygiene items, clothing, food, and comfort items.

Community Events

A safe, welcoming environment for any foster, adoptive, or kinship family to find community and support with others in similar situations.

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Where We support

Support Groups

In 35 US States, Canada and Honduras.

 Monthly, in-person meetings provide regular opportunities for connection and community.

Groups are peer-led by caring and experienced foster/adoptive/kinship moms.

Meetings center around guided, small group discussion and mutual support. Each meeting includes a video training on relevant topics from a variety of voices–experts in foster care and trauma; other foster, kinship & adoptive moms, former foster youth, and birth mothers.

Leave feeling equipped, connected, and supported as you love and care for the children in your home!.

Our Support Group Locations

Find a support group near you and discover more about local meeting details
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CHICO, CA

1st Sunday of each month • 6:30pm
Firm Family Church • 2201 Pillsbury Road • Suite 150
Leader: Ryann Cox • fosterthefamilychico@gmail.com

MISSION VIEJO, CA

2nd Thursday of each month • 7:00
Presbyterian Church of the Master, 26051 Marguerite Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Leader: Christy Druckery - Southocfosterthefamily@gmail.com

SACRAMENTO, CA

2nd Wednesday of each month • 6:30pm
Liberty Towers Church • 5132 Elkhorn Blvd • Sacramento, CA
Leader: Emily Smithhart • emily@libertytowers.org
*Childcare provided by Liberty Towers Church • Ages 0-12

CHATHAM-KENT ONTARIO, CANADA

2nd Thursday of each month • 7pm
Linck: Child, Youth, and Family Supports • 495 Grand Avenue West • Chatham, ON
Leader: Melissa Farrow • fosterthefamilyck@gmail.com

SMITHS FALLS ONTARIO, CANADA

3rd Thursday of each month • 6:30pm
Lighthouse Cafe • 15 Russell St E • Smiths Falls, ON • K7A 1E7
Leader: Tabitha Bilton • ftfsmithsfalls@gmail.com

RED DEER ALBERTA, CANADA

3rd Monday of each month • 7pm
CrossRoads Church • 38105 • Range Road 275 • Red Deer, AB • T4S 2N4
Leader: Heather Krahn • fosterthefamilyreddeer@gmail.com

KENT COUNTY, DE

4th Thursday of each month
Southside Baptist Church • 4904 S. Dupont Highway • Dover, DE 19901
Leader: Jennifer Diego • ftfsgdoverde@gmail.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL

2nd Sunday of each month • 6pm
Church of Eleven 22 • San Pablo Campus • 14286 Beach Blvd #2 • Jacksonville, FL 32250
Leader: Ashton Barker • fosterthefamilyjax@gmail.com

PALMETTO, FL

3rd Thursday of each month • 7:00
Azinger Compassion Center, 3478 Bouwer Ct, Palmetto, FL 34221
Leader: Kim Peralta - manasotafosterthefamily@gmail.com

GAINESVILLE, GA

Last Wednesday of each month - 6pm
Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Leader: Caroline Mott- faithfitfostercare@gmail.com
*Childcare provided; ages 0-18 (special needs care available)

LOCUST GROVE HENRY COUNTY, GA

2nd Friday of each month • 6pm
Relevant Church • 4770 GA-42 • Range Road 275 • Locust Grove, GA 30248 • Meeting in the Connections Room
Leader: Alison Beecher • fosterthefamilylocustgrove@gmail.com

SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, HONDURAS

3rd Thursday of each month
Please contact Becca for location details!
Leader: Becca Buffington- srcfosterthefamily@yahoo.com

BOISE, ID

1st Monday of each month • 6:30pm
Revolution22 Church, 2675 W Main St Boise Idaho 83702
Leader: Lindsey Seubert - FosterthefamilyTV@gmail.com

PLANO, IL

1st Thursday of each month • 6:30pm
111 W South St, Plano IL
Leader: Shari Chapman - shari@wearecalledtocare
CHILDCARE PROVIDED by Called to Care up to age 10 if registered • Details at
wearecalledtocare.com

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

3rd Monday of each month • 6:30pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church • 1505 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis
Leader: Jana Langebartels - fosterthefamilyindy@gmail.com

GRANGER, IN

3rd Thursday of each month • 6:30pm
Monterrey Mexican Grill • 507 E McKinley Ave • Mishawaka, IN 46545
Leader: Mindy Deubner - stantomy@gmail.com

LAWRENCE, KS

2nd Monday of each month • 6:00pm
Grace Presbyterian Church, 3312 Calvin Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049
Leader: Amy Bowling - amy@imperfectlybeautiful.us
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

FRANKLIN PARISH, LA

2nd Monday of each month • 6:30pm
River of Life • 127 Ellis Lane • Winnsboro, LA • Meeting in the River Kids Building
Leader: Danielle Eley • fosterthefamilyfp@gmail.com
*Childcare provided by River of Life • Ages 6 months - 10 years

BALTIMORE CITY, MD

3rd Monday of each month • 6:30pm
Redemption City Church • 3301 Eastern Avenue • Baltimore, MD 21224
Leader: Jillian Wilkerson baltimorecityftfbsg@gmail.com
*Childcare provided by Foster the Family Baltimore • Ages 0-10

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD

2nd Friday of each month • 6:30pm
Liberty Church PCA Fellowship Hall • 11301 Liberty Road, Owings Mills
Leader: Kristen Christy   kristen.christy@fosterthefamily.org

CATONSVILLE CARE GROUP, MD (faith-based)

3rd Tuesday of each month • 6:00pm
200 Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228
Leader: Erin Tracht- erin@fosterthefamily.org
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

CECIL COUNTY, MD

4th Monday of each month • 6:30pm
Fair Hill Church • 452 Bow Street, Elkton (formerly Immaculate Conception School)
Leader: Annie Roof - annieroof@hotmail.com

HARFORD COUNTY, MD
INFO

3rd Sunday of each month • 6:00pm
2303 Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015
Leader: Laura Lathroum - LAJ711@hotmail.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

ROCKVILLE, MD
INFO

2nd Monday of the month • 6:30pm
McLean Bible Church Rockville Campus • 12440 Parklawn Dr • Rockville, MD 20852
Leader: Jeanie Dastalfo jeaniedastalfo@gmail.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

OAKLAND, MD

1st Thursday of the month • Contact Shaina for more information
Cherry Glade Mennonite Church, 4051 Accident Bittinger Rd., Accident MD 21520
Leader: Shaina Saturday  
ssaturday@live.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

3rd Saturday of each month • 9:30am
Hope Lutheran Church • 100 Packard Ave SE • Grand Rapids
Leader: Jess Mayhew - grandrapids@fosterthefamily.org
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

LANSING, MI

3rd Thursday of each month • 6:30pm
University Reformed Church • 841 Timberlane Street • East Lansing, MI 48823
Leader: Moriah Bowman inghamfostercloset@gmail.com

WHITE LAKE, MI

4th Thursday of each month • 6:30
Epic Life Church, 915 Round Lake Rd. White Lake MI 48386
Leader: Breanna Bunch - breannabunch08@gmail.com

BECKER, MN

1st Tuesday of each month • 7:30
Compassion Connection • 13150 First Street • Becker, MN 55308
Leader: Amy Drehmel - thecompassionconnectionmn@gmail.com

BEMIDJI, MN

2nd Monday of each month • 6:00
Evangelical Free Church, 115 Carr Lake Rd Sw, Bemidji
Leader: Mandi Buchan - mjwshutterbug@gmail.com
*Chlldcare provided by Evangelical Free Church • AGES 0-12

FERGUS FALLS, MN

3rd Monday of each month - 7pm
Good Shepherd Church, 515 Western Ave, Fergus Falls MN
Leader: Alison Olson- otcfostertogether@gmail.com

PERHAM, MN

2nd Monday of each month 6pm
CrossPoint Alliance Church, 600 NE 8th Street, Perham, MN
Leader: Alison Olson- otcfostertogether@gmail.com

ST. LOUIS, MO

3rd Wednesday of each month • 6:30
Oak Bridge Community Church, 1989 Richardson Rd. Arnold, MO 63010
Leader: Lindsay Palacek Lindspal@gmail.com

OMAHA, NE

1st Saturday of each month • 9:30
Calvary Church • North Building • 10100 Cedar Island Road • Bellevue, NE 68123
Leader: Brooke Eggert • brooke@releaseinc.org
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE

2nd Monday of each month • 6:30pm
Life Church Building • 150 Dow Street • Manchester, NJ 03101
Leader: Lisa Duda aspenalana2025@gmail.com

SOUTH JERSEY - MARLTON

4th Wednesday of each month • 7:30
Sovereign Grace Church • 111 Greentree Road, Marlton, NJ •FOSTER LOVE SUPPORT GROUP
Leader: Jesse Boykin - jesse@fosterthefamily.org

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ

3rd Tuesday of each month • 7:30pm
Living Faith Alliance Church • 1987 S. Lincoln Avenue • Vineland, NJ
Leader: Jesse Boykin • jesse@fosterthefamily.org

SOUTH JERSEY * CARE (FAITH BASED) MARLTON

2nd Sunday of each month  7:30pm
Sovereign Grace Church  111 Greentree Road , Marlton NJ
Leader: Jesse Boykin-jesse@fosterthefamily.org

BUFFALO, NY

1st Thursday of each month • 7pm
The Gathering Place • 5225 Harris Hill Road • Buffalo, NY 14221
Leader: Heather Arnold • BuffaloFTF@gmail.com

OSWEGO COUNTY, NY

3rd Thursday of each month • 7pm
Oswego Alliance Church- 371 Thompson Road, Oswego, NY 13126
Leader: Jillian Pritchard- ftfoswegony@gmail.com

PENN YAN, NY

1st Tuesday of each month- 7pm
The Community Room • 463 North Main Street • Penn Yan, NY 14527
Leader: Rebecca Lepp • fosterthefamilypennyan@gmail.com

CRYSTAL COAST, NC

1st Tuesday of each month • 6:30pm
One Harbor Church office building • 201 N. 17th Street • Morehead City, NC 28577
Leader: Alana Darrah • fosterthefamilycrystalcoast@gmail.com

SOUTH CHARLOTTE, NC

2nd Monday of each month • 7pm
Five Stones Church • 1117 Cuthbertson Road • Waxhaw, NC 28173
Leader: Abby Minnick • fosterthefamilywaxhaw@gmail.com

JACKSONVILLE, NC

2nd Monday of each month • 6:00
Restore Church • 600 Court Street • Jacksonville, NC
Leader: Kate Schultz - fosterthefamilyenc@gmail.com

FARGO/MOORHEAD MN, ND

2nd Monday of each month -7pm
1002 10TH St. South, Fargo, ND 58103
Leader: Becky Linn- becky.linn77@gmail.com

CLEVELAND - EAST SIDE, OH

3rd Tuesday of each month • 6:30
Amazing Grace Church • 5632 Wilson Mills Rd. • Highland Heights, OH 44143
Leader: Jacki Sulzer - Jaclynsulzer@gmail.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

CLEVELAND - WEST SIDE, OH

1st Tuesday of each month • 7:00
North Olmstead Evangelical Friends Church • 5665 Great Northern Blvd. North Olmsted, OH 44070
Leader: Rebecca Medvid - rebecca.medvid@gmail.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

DAYTON, OH

2nd Wednesday of each month 7pm
The Church at Eastmont, 1380 Spaulding Road, Dayton OH 45432
Leader: Rachel Menkedick- fosterthefamilydayton@gmail.com

NORMAN, OK

2nd Monday of each month • 7:00
Antioch Community Church (in the Cafe) • 1330 E Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73071
Leader: Madison Clark - ftfcentraloklahoma@gmail.com

SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA

2nd Thursday of each month • 6:00pm
FUMC Ada • 129 West 14th Street • Ada, OK 74820
Leader: Melissa West • FTFsouthernoklahoma@gmail.com
*Childcare provided by Trinity Baptist Church • Ages 6 months - 13 years (registration required)

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA
INFO

Final Tuesday of each month • 6:00
Grace Community Church • 9160 Marshall Rd, Cranberry Twp.
Leader: Maranda Karenbauer - Ftfpittsburgh@gmail.com

FEASTERVILLE-TREVOSE, PA
INFO

2nd Friday of each month • 7:00
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church (basement) 65 E Street Rd, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Leader: Kim Shafer - FTFGreaterphilly@gmail.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

REINHOLDS (Berks & Lancaster Counties), PA
INFO

2nd Monday of each month • 6:30
Cocalico Community Church, 1200 West Swartzville Road, Reinholds, PA 17569
Leader: Nicole Weaver - ftfsg.berksandlancaster@gmail.com

UPPER BUCKS COUNTY, PA
INFO

2nd Thursday of each month • 7pm
Haycock County Community Building • 1014 Old Bethlehem Road • Quakertown, PA 18951
Leader: Tiffany Guerreiro • fosterthefamilyupperbucks@gmail.com

LANCASTER, SC
INFO

4th Thursday of each month • 7:00
Fellowship Barn, 3248 New Hope Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
Leader: Tracey Klein - FosterTheFamilySC@gmail.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
INFO

1st Tuesday of each month- 6:30pm
Seacoast Church, 750 Longpoint Road, Mount Pleasant SC
Leader: Allison Cordle- allison.cordle@gmail.com

BLACK HILLS, SD
INFO

2nd Monday of each month- 6:30pm
Studio 621   Spearfish, SD 57783
Leader: Kelie Wilson - blackhillsfosterthefamily@gmail.com

NASHVILLE, TN
INFO

3rd Tuesday of each month • 7pm
Ethos Church Offices • 2301 8th Avenue S • Nashville, TN 37204
Leader: Ruchala Bone • fosterthefamilynashville@gmail.com

BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, TX
INFO

1st Thursday of each month- 6pm
A & M Church of Christ, 2475 Earl Rudder Fwy S., College Station TX 77845
Leader: Rebecca Russell- becca.russell870@gmail.com

FALLS CHURCH, VA
INFO

2nd Monday of each month • 6:30
CityLight Church • 2929 Graham Road, Falls Church
Leader: Tricia Jewell • tricia.jewell@fosterthefamily.org

FREDERICKSBURG, VA
INFO

1st Thursday of each month • 6:00
New City Fellowship • 200 Prince Edward Street • Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Leader: Deanna Faison - FTFfxbg@gmail.com

MANASSAS/WARRENTON, VA
INFO

2nd Monday of each month • 6:30
10525 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109
Leader: Mandi Brown - mandi.brown@fosterthefamily.org

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
INFO

2nd Sunday of each month • 3:30
Smith Memorial Baptist Church, 6515 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, VA 23188
Leader: Dawn Lemon - ftfwilliamsburg@gmail.com

PULLMAN, WA
INFO

3rd Monday of each month • 6:00
Hills Church at the bell tower • 125 SE Spring St., Pullman
Leader: Emily Craigie - fosterthefamilypullman@hotmail.com

MARTINSBURG, WV
INFO

2nd Monday of each month • 7:00
New Life Community Church, 4102 Tabler Station Road, Inwood, WV  25428
Leader: Abigail McFarland - abigailmcfarland@nlgm.org

OSHKOSH, WI
INFO

3rd Wednesday of each month • 7:00
Hooper Community Center, 36 Broad Street Oshkosh, WI 54901 Suite 100
Leader: Brittany Braaten - winnebagocountyfostercloset@gmail.com
*CHILDCARE OFFERED

WAUWATOSA, WI
INFO

3rd Thursday of each month • 7:00
First Congregational Church, 1511 Church Street, Wauwatosa, WI
Leader: Sarah Lenz - fosterthefamilymke@gmail.com

SOUTHEAST, WY
INFO

1st Saturday of each month 10am
L1010 South 6th Street, Laramie WY 82070 - Held in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Building
Leader: Becca McFarland- sewyomingfosterthefamily@outlook.com
*Childcare provided (ages 0-12)

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