For Every Child . . . A Place to Call Home

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

There are systemic gaps and barriers in permanency and stability for children and youth impacted by the child welfare system. The Coalition strives to eliminate these gaps and barriers through innovative programming that facilitates healthy, culturally competent, safe, and nurturing homes and communities for children and youth.

Family Finding

We find forever families for children who are in foster care. Our partnerships and groundbreaking programs make the Coalition the region’s most successful recruiter of foster and adoptive families.

Supporting Parents

98% of families served by the Coalition maintain their foster/adopt status, and 88% of children in crisis remain in their homes with the help of our support programs.


Each year, we provide thousands of hours of evidence-informed training to current and prospective foster/adoptive parents, child welfare and mental health professionals, and educators.

How You Can Make a Difference



The need is real and immediate: there are more than 4,500 children in the St. Louis area foster care system.



There are thousands of children in St. Louis area foster care waiting to be adopted.



Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization, and our work would not be possible without them.



Support our vision to transform the foster care system by making a donation.

Our Programs

We offer a comprehensive range of 27 recruitment and support programs in the St. Louis region to find and prepare safe and nurturing homes for children and families affected by foster care. Our primary objective is to facilitate reunification whenever it is safe and feasible for the child. However, during their time in care, we are committed to creating the safest and most enriching experience possible.

Waiting Children

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Change Child Welfare

Founded in 1989, the Coalition has emerged as an innovative national leader in foster care reform.

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