About Us

MISSION: The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the St. Louis metropolitan community.

We are one of the area’s largest recruiter of foster/adoptive homes because of our partnerships with the local media, including KSDK and 13 local newspapers. Foster and adoptive parenting is a rewarding—but demanding—job. We offer many supports to parents, including support groups, training, advocacy, newsletters, two resale shops, crisis intervention services, and our Little Wishes and Birthday Buddy programs.

The Coalition consists of 30 member agencies, including the area’s most-respected public and private agencies. Our staff is made up of foster/adoptive parents and child welfare professionals with a broad range of expertise. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) agency, we are overseen by a Board of Directors.  The board is made up of a variety of corporate and child welfare representatives, many of whom are foster/adoptive parents.