Help Georgia's Children

can support children in foster care.

There are 13,815 foster children in Georgia. There are over 1.4 million Georgia Baptists.

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Get Involved

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

Donate now

 

 

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Partner Organization Offerings Through Mission Georgia

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 fostercare@missiongeorgia.org

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

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.

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 fostercare@missiongeorgia.org

Want to dive deeper into the issue?

There are different levels of involvement: Respite care, prayer networks, foster family, support.

OVER

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MILLION

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.

MYTH

Most children in foster care are babies.

REALITY

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

mission georgia foster care

Donate now to support children in foster care in Georgia

Mission Georgia is a year-round initiative.

While churches give emphasis to the Mission Georgia Offering in September, you can donate anytime.

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
    • November 10, 2022
    • February 9, 2023
    • May 11, 2023

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:

  • Trauma and its impact on the life of a child
  • Trauma’s impact on child development
  • Becoming a trauma competent caregiver
  • Understanding the impact of trauma and maximizing felt safety
  • Reducing overwhelming emotions
  • Modifying overwhelming emotions
  • Supporting healthy relationships
  • Developing strength-based life stories
  • Practicing self-care
  • Can 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

Cultivate Connection Communities

  • Join a virtual small group for nine weeks gaining skills and encouragement for your foster or adoption journey.
  • Beginning February 2023
  • Topics include:
    • Parenting Styles
    • Attachment Cycle
    • Expectations
    • Stress, Trauma, and Adversity
    • Play
    • Behavior…. and more

Online Training

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