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You can support Georgia children in foster care.

There are 11,000 foster children in Georgia. There are over 1.4 million Georgia Baptists.

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How to get involved

Want to know how you can get involved with Mission Georgia efforts towards supporting foster children throughout Georgia? Get started below:

Step 1

Find a OneDay FunDay event near you

Step 2

Volunteer to help with or collect event items

Step 3

Plan to host an event near your church

Additional ways to get involved
Partner organization offerings through Mission Georgia:
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Foster Care 101

Introduction to foster care for those considering being foster parents

Churches can be connected to Christian placing agencies throughout the state by contacting Mission Georgia at

Church Ministry Essentials

A ten module, self-paced, immersive learning experience that will introduce you to the principles, practices, and people you need to take your next bests steps forward in foster care, adoption, and family support ministry.

  • Leading Teams and Volunteers
  • The Gospel is Our “Why”
  • Everyone Can Do Something
  • Communities of Support
  • Strategic Planning
  • The Holistic Continuum of Care
  • “More Than Enough” Movement Building
  • Trauma Informed Children’s Ministry
  • Engaging Globally, Applying Locally
  • Strategic Soul Care
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Foster Dads

Jason Johnson: National Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans

A unique four-part series for foster dads, those considering fostering, or those who have been impacted by foster care designed to encourage and inspire dads.

  • Gospel, Identity, and the Incarnation
  • Marriage, Family, and Soul Health
  • Grief, Hope, and Renewal
  • Success, Failure, and Outcomes

Georgia Baptists get free access. However, if you are not a GA Baptist and would still like access, please click the Foster Dads link above.

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Foster/Adoption Ministry Coaching

For nearly two decades, Tera Melber, Foster Care Mobilizer for Mission Georgia, has walked alongside ministry leaders establishing and developing foster and adoption ministries. Contact Tera at



The state of Georgia spent over $20 million last year to house children in hotels because there was not a place for them to go.


Most children in foster care are babies.


More than half the children in foster care are between 6 and 18 years old.

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Foster Care Training Opportunities

"THAT Kid!" How To Become Trauma-Informed Children and Youth Ministries

Learn how trauma affects children and youth and manifests itself in your church ministries. Learn effective ways to minister to children and youth who have experienced difficulties in their young lives so that they can hear and have the opportunity to receive the Gospel message.

  • Can also be scheduled in person
  • Once per quarter online training
    • November 16, 2023
    • February 15, 2024
    • May 9, 2024
    • August 15, 2024
    • November 14, 2024

Online Training

Register for a live Zoom webinar with the option of watching the recording for up to one week after the webinar ends

Trauma Informed Parenting Strategies (TIPS)- Understanding Trauma in Your Children

Foster and Adoptive Parents can earn Continuing Education Credits

  • Once per month
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • 12:00-1:30 pm

Classes will include:

  • Understanding trauma-informed parenting from a
    Biblical perspective
  • Trauma's impact on the life of a child 
  • Trauma’s impact on child development
  • Creating felt-safety in your home
  • Body language: What does it communicate to children
  • Understanding executive function
  • What's with all the lying?
  • Navigating trauma in your home
  • Practical strategies for big behaviors
  • Trauma behaviors vs. willful disobedience
  • Regulating my own emotions
  • A Biblical view of self-care
This event may also be scheduled in-person

Online Training

Register for a live Zoom webinar with the option of watching the recording for up to one week after the webinar ends

We're big
believers in
foster care.

Your gifts allow us to help our churches grow in compassion for their neighbors and to share the gospel while meeting foster care needs throughout our great state.