Who is Foster the Bay?

A coalition of Bay Area churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in the foster care system.
 

What is the strategy of Foster the Bay?

We work to inspire and equip churches to raise up at least one Foster Family with four Support Friends until there are more than enough families to meet the need.
 

Are you religiously affiliated?

Yes. We are a non-denominational, Christian organization.
 

How does Foster the Bay receives its funding?

Foster the Bay is not financially funded by any government agency. All funding comes through private donations from those who believe in the vision and mission of Foster the Bay.
 

How do I donate to Foster the Bay?  

The best way to donate to the vision of Foster the Bay is through our secure Giving Page.   
 

Are you an approving/licensing agency?

No. We are not a licensed foster or adoption agency. We partner with the Department of Family and Children Services and other Foster Family Agencies in the counties where we work.
 

Do I need to be a Christian to be involved in Foster the Bay as a Foster Family or Support Friend?

No. However, because many of our families are followers of Jesus, we ask that you are supportive of those with Christian faith.
 

How do I learn more information about becoming a Foster Family or Support Friend?

The best way to start the process and learn more is to attend an Interest Meeting. To learn more information and RSVP for a meeting that works best for you, please visit our Get Involved page.
 

If I have already attended an Interest Meeting, and am now ready to commit to being a Foster Family or Support Friend, what are my next steps?

  • If you are interested in becoming a Foster Family, your next step is to attend our next Launch Meeting. Please visit our Get Involved page to determine which dates work best for you and RSVP.

  • If you are interested in becoming a Support Friend, please visit our Get Involved page and fill out the Support Friend Commit form. We will be in contact regarding your next steps.
     

How can I recommend my church to get involved?

We recommend that you pass on the following resources to your church leadership for consideration:

When the church leadership is ready to discuss a potential partnership, they can simply contact info@fosterthebay.org.
 

If I am a current Foster Family and not attending one of Foster the Bay’s Partner Churches, can I still get Support Friends wrapped around me?

We are so encouraged by all of the amazing Foster Families in the counties where we work. However, at this time, we are only able to provide Support Friends for those families who are engaged on the Foster the Bay path.
 

I am not ready to be a Support Friend, but how else can I volunteer?

We have several different ways you can volunteer, including helping with our meetings, providing child care, bringing snacks, etc. The best way to learn more is to email info@fosterthebay.org.