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
Want to learn how you can Be the Light?
Join us for a special virtual event with community leaders and like-minded people.
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
Bar None Cowboy Church - Tatum
A list of our business sponsors
Express Employment Professionals
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
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.