3,635
Children in Foster Care
and only
2,018
Foster Homes
These are the numbers of a national foster care crisis in Maryland. Of the families who will say “yes” to opening their homes to vulnerable children, about 50% will end up closing their doors within the first year.

Foster the Family imagines a foster care system where the families welcoming children are surrounded and supported by the church and community surrounding them and where foster homes become places of belonging and healing for vulnerable children.



Immediately after welcoming a child into the home, Foster the Family delivers practical necessities to the doorstep of the home. Our FosterCare Packages include everything a child needs–from new clothing and pajamas and school supplies to formula and diapers and comfort items. Foster the Family believes children are precious to God and should be welcomed into homes with dignity and belonging. 



The FosterCare Package serves as an invitation into our community of caring support. Parents are welcomed to monthly support groups and trainings. Children are served at Respite Events and special events. Foster the Family believes that parents should be supported and helped–from the first vulnerable moments of welcoming a child, throughout the placement, and beyond.

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Foster the Family imagines a foster care system where the families welcoming children are surrounded and supported by the church and community surrounding them and where foster homes become places of belonging and healing for vulnerable children.



Immediately after welcoming a child into the home, Foster the Family delivers practical necessities to the doorstep of the home. Our FosterCare Packages include everything a child needs–from new clothing and pajamas and school supplies to formula and diapers and comfort items. Foster the Family believes children are precious to God and should be welcomed into homes with dignity and belonging. 



The FosterCare Package serves as an invitation into our community of caring support. Parents are welcomed to monthly support groups and trainings. Children are served at respite nights and special events. Foster the Family believes that parents should be supported and helped–from the first vulnerable moments of welcoming a child, throughout the placement, and beyond.

How we support

Providing immediate, emergency support and ongoing holistic care families in

BALTIMORE COUNTY, BALTIMORE CITY, HARFORD, CARROLL, ANNE ARUNDEL, HOWARD
2001 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

SUPPORT GROUPS

Baltimore City Support Group
Third Monday of the month
6:30-8 pm
Hosted at Redemption City Church
3301 Eastern Ave ⬩ Baltimore, MD 21224
Childcare is provided ⬩ Please register below
Contact: jillian.wilkerson@fosterthefamily.org
Catonsville Care Community
Third Tuesday of the month
Owings Mills Support Group
Second Friday of the month
6:30-8 pm
Hosted at Liberty Church PCA
11301 Liberty Road Owings Mills, MD 21117
Childcare is provided
Please register below
Contact: kristen.christy@fosterthefamily.org
Harford County Support Group
Third Sunday of the month
6-7:30 pm
Hosted at Grace Assembly of God
2303 Churchville Road ⬩ Bel Air, MD 21015
Childcare is provided ⬩ Please register below
Contact: LAJ711@hotmail.com
WHAT TO EXPECT

At the Baltimore City, Owings Mills, and Harford County Support Groups, we will watch a 10-15 minute video with a word of encouragement and education from Jamie Finn, founder of Foster the Family, and then break into discussion groups of about 8-10 people.

Moms will also have the opportunity to visit and take what they need from our Blessings Closets, full of gently used clothing and equipment. The goal is for you to leave feeling equipped, connected, and supported as you love and care for the children in your home.

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