Fall 2021 Foster/Adopt Parent Support Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
(3rd Wednesdays of each month)
We believe some of the best support an adoptive, foster, or kinship care parent can receive is from another parent who has had similar experiences. FBCSA will host a monthly support group for parents who would like to share stories, get advice or tips, learn about resources and be encouraged by people who have been in your shoes. Every meeting will have a topic and discussion starting August 25, 6:00PM - 7:30PM and continuing the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Foster parents can get training hours during this time. Please join us in Webb 210 to fellowship on August 25th. First Kids' programs (choirs, mission clubs, and childcare) will be available for birth through fifth grade children. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FBCSA Response Team
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More upcoming local events:
Offered through the South Texas Alliance for Orphans
June 5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Babysitting Collaborative
July 15, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - ARCC Foster Parent's NIght Out
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Fostering Together is a ministry of First Baptist Church San Antonio that supports foster and adoptive families and educates the community about fostering opportunities.
There are 3,700 children in foster care in Bexar County at any given time. There are not enough homes to care for every child and many of the foster parents that can take in a child are not being supported. Nationally ½ of all foster parents drop out every year because they are overwhelmed. At FBCSA we believe the answer to solving this foster care crisis is the church. In James 1:27, we are given a biblical mandate to love and care for orphans.
Our desire is to educate every individual in our church on the current foster care crisis and provide pathways of engagement into the lives of struggling families and children. Some want to make a difference but are not able to be a foster parent. We need people who can love and serve families who have been called to foster.
At FBCSA we will work to build communities of care around families that will act as extended families, providing babysitting, mentoring, prayer and other assistance. We will also work alongside other organizations that are caring for struggling teens, kindship families and youth who have aged out of the system. Everyone can do something.
If you would like to get involved or need some more information, click here.