Foster Care

53 Families in ’23: A Foster Care Initiative

The Mission

To inspire, grow, organize and equip families within Acadiana and the Christian community to support and/or become a foster care family in order to bring hope, healing and the love of Jesus to every child.

The Vision

  • Identify and inspire families within Acadiana who may feel called to become foster care families
  • Identify potential leaders to use their gifts, passions and what God has put on their hearts to impact others by supporting foster care families through a support system
  • Multiply and develop small groups/outreach teams and individuals to support the foster care endeavors in various ways
  • Build support around biological families when reunification occurs

The Johnson's - Foster Care Testimony

Could you be the solution to a child's crisis?

Louisiana is experiencing a critical shortage of foster families to care for children who need safe and loving homes. In the Lafayette region alone (which includes surrounding parishes), DCFS estimates that another 150 families are needed to meet the current need.

We believe that the Church is the answer and we can start to reduce that number now. We’ve set a goal to identify and equip 53 Christian families within the Church in Acadiana to become foster families or assist those who do, and thereby fulfill the Biblical description of pure and genuine religion (caring for the fatherless and widows in their distress).

Our Savior’s Church is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and Love Acadiana to host Orientation/Interest meetings explaining the fostering process and answering questions.

If God has placed a tug on your heart to help children, either by fostering or supporting foster families, click your preferred date below to register for one of the Orientation/Interest meetings. You’ll get great information from DCFS representatives as well as foster parents and support agencies.

(If you choose to continue toward foster parent certification, this foster parent orientation meeting will serve as the DCFS-required Orientation prior to beginning foster parent certification classes. You are not obligated to become certified to foster just by attending this orientation. It is just an opportunity to receive information and ask questions.)