Be The Light ETX

In the Tyler/Longview area there are over 1,500 children in foster care. Yet there are less than 500 foster families.

Together We Can Be The Light

Got questions? We’d love to help!

How can I become a foster/adoptive parent?

Finding your fit in foster care

Connecting your church - Join the Church Collective

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

Southside Baptist Church - Palestine

South Spring Baptist Church

Trinity Church - Palestine

Tyler Christian Fellowship

Whitehouse First Assembly

First Baptist - Henderson

Sand Springs Baptist - Athens

Soma Church

Bar None Cowboy Church - Tatum

A list of our business sponsors

Express Employment Professionals

Title Sponsor

Austin Bank


Broadway Digital

Encouragement FM

Gleaux Car Wash

Tyler Christmas Lighting Supply

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.