Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create permanency in the lives of children impacted by foster care by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the metropolitan St. Louis region.

Our Vision

For Every Child . . . A Place to Call Home

Our vision is for a community that embraces its most vulnerable members, ensuring that each child in foster care has an opportunity for a healthy, successful life by providing:

  • safe, nurturing homes, and;
  • a support system for foster and adoptive families as they fulfill the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the children in their care.

Our Values


We insist on fairness and respect. We are deliberate in ensuring everyone has safety, opportunity, access, and support to be heard.


We are family. We are connected and support one another in meeting the needs of our own families and the families we serve. We assume the best and are committed to each other.


We celebrate differences and harness the power that diversity brings. Every viewpoint is heard and honored. We are stronger because of our differences.

Innovation & Excellence

We are intentional about knowing better and doing better, using innovative and solution-focused approaches with courageous passion and excellence.


We respect, leverage, and engage everyone’s unique strengths and talents so each individual can contribute to their full potential.


We are an agency built on integrity, maintaining a culture of trust, respect, transparency, and honesty. We walk in our truth and uphold ethical standards.


We stand up for each other and what is right for our clients and stakeholders with truth, vulnerability, and accountability.

Teamwork & Collaboration

We develop and maintain authentic relationships by being flexible and open-minded and maximizing the strengths of each individual in the team to accomplish the best outcome for our children and families.