Who is Foster the Bay?

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

What is Foster the Bay’s strategy?

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 receive its funding?

We are not financially funded by any government agency. Our work is funded solely through the private donations of 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 Foster the Bay is by clicking the “Donate” button on our Facebook page. Facebook securely processes all donations without charging any processing fees. This allows us to put 100% of your donation to work. Alternatively, you can invest in our work by visiting our secure Giving portal.

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 with 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 values.

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

The best way to start the process and learn more is to attend an Interest Meeting. Click here to RSVP.

If I have already attended an Interest Meeting, what are my next steps?

If you are ready to become a Foster Family, your next step is to attend a Launch Meeting. Click here to RSVP.

If you are ready to commit to becoming a Support Friend, please contact the Foster the Bay Advocate at your local church.

How can I get my church involved with Foster the Bay?

We would love for you to pass the following resources along to your church leadership:

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

If you are a Church Leader, this page is just for you! Simply fill out the inquiry form or email us at info@fosterthebay.org.

We are a Foster Family, but we do not attend a Foster the Bay Partner Church. Can we still get a Support Team?

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

I am not ready to be a Support Friend, but I would still like to support Foster the Bay. Are there other ways I can help?

We have many ways for volunteers to contribute to the work of Foster the Bay including helping with meetings, providing childcare or snacks, or becoming a financial partner. If you’d like to volunteer with Foster the Bay, please RSVP for an upcoming Interest Meeting near you to learn how you can partner with us to care for vulnerable children in your community.