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Chili Cookoff benefitting Foster The Love Louisiana

Come out to our annual Chili Cookoff to enjoy some good eats and support Foster The Love LA!

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Each year 30% to 50% of foster parents make the decision to close their homes to children in foster care due to burnout, stress, and lack of training.

At the same time, the nation experiences a steady 4% increase in children entering into the foster care system each year.

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Our Mission & Vision

We exist to provide support and resources to the foster community in South Louisiana.

Our mission is to encourage and support foster and adoptive families; to empower and support children, youth and families affected by trauma; and to educate the community on the needs of the foster system.

children in Louisiana foster care

foster parents in Louisiana

how many people it takes to make a difference


Hear from those we serve.

"We had two little girls arrive at our house late yesterday afternoon and I cannot thank you guys enough for all the hard work and effort you put into this foundation. The overnight bags they came with made it so much easier knowing they had all their essentials. And both girls were so excited with their new pjs, blankets and everything else!!!"

– Brook

Foster Parent

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all that you are doing. I have worked for DCFS for almost 14 years and in foster care for over 10 and this is the most love and support I have seen and I just want you to know how grateful I am for what you are doing. You are awesome!!!!"


DCFS Worker

"So grateful to Foster the Love today!!!! They are there to help us foster families with clothing, shoes and things we needed for our fosters.......it is there to use and we are really blessed to have this service available to us."

– Aleena

Foster Parent

Be Involved

Not everyone is called to foster, but everyone can do something.

Donate Items

Learn about items you can donate for our Community Closet or First Nights Bags.


We have many ways for you to volunteer as an individual, business, or church.


Do you own a business? Find out how you can support the local foster community in a unique way.


It gets expensive taking care of children and teenagers. Can you contribute financially?