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In East Texas there are over 2,000 children in foster care.  Yet there are less than 600 foster families.

Together We Can Be The Light

Want to learn how you can Be the Light?

Join us to learn about finding your fit in foster care.  You will learn about the different areas you can serve children and families, such as fostering, adopting, babysitting, wrapping around foster families, advocating for children in care, and so much more.

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December 6th | Plug In to Be The Light

There are two different opportunities to learn more about getting involved, with the same information at each session. Click one of the below links to register for one of the Plug In to Be the Light sessions.

Got questions? We’d love to help!

How can I become a foster/adoptive parent?

Finding your fit in foster care

Connecting your church

We are thankful for our Business Sponsors & Partners!

A list of partner churches

Bethel Bible Church

Branch Community Church

Central Baptist Church

Crossbrand Cowboy Church

First Baptist Henderson

Flint Baptist Church

Grace Community Church

Green Acres Baptist Church

Mobberly Baptist Church

New Beginnings Baptist Church

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

New Covenant

South Spring Baptist Church

Trinity Church - Palestine

Tyler Christian Fellowship

Whitehouse First Assembly

Bullard Southern

Sand Springs Baptist - Athens

Soma Church

Bar None Cowboy Church - Tatum

The Woods Baptist Church

Rockhill Baptist Church

Church of The Pines

Grace Español

Trinity Lutheran

Tyler First Assembly of God

Trinity Baptist - Mount Pleasant

A list of partner organizations & agencies

A World For Children




CASA for Kids of East Texas

Christian Homes and Family Services

Grace Manor

Hope Haven of East Texas


MCH Family Outreach

Noble Children’s Services

St Paul Children’s Services

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

The Bair Foundation


What Is The Fostering Collective?

The Fostering Collective was started with one goal in mind, helping you change the lives of children in need. Our staff and board, foster and adoptive families ourselves, struggled with the complexity of the system when trying to get started. We faced some of the same questions you do. Now we are partnering with 40+ churches, agencies, organizations, and businesses to help you Be the Light for a child in foster care.