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.
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Hear from those we serve.
"We had a sibling group of 3 boys that came into care and were going to be separated. We reached out to their grandmother who was willing to take the boys into her home, the only problem was that she did not have beds for the boys. We told her that we could possibility reach out to Foster the Love to see if they could help. When I reached out, they got right on it and were able to provide beds for the boys. The boys were able to stay together because Foster the Love was able to help."
"Foster the Love has helped fill the closets of each of our foster children, especially those who came with nothing. The team is awesome and so helpful when getting a new placement. They help you with all of the necessities. Gathering wishlists for our foster children has helped make their Christmas extra special. "
"Foster the Love has helped us in so many ways: first night bags, clothes when the kids only had what was on their backs, diapers and wipes. They went out of their way to get exactly what we needed — truly a blessing to the kids and our family. Foster the love rocks. Thank ya’ll so much for everything ya’ll do for families."