Make a difference in a child’s life. Be a foster or adoptive parent.

St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network

Being a foster or adoptive parent enriches the life of that child, deepens and enhances your life and strengthens the community in which we live.

Most children flourish and grow in the family homes of their relatives or a family foster home. They need love, attention, shelter, the opportunity to learn and become self-confident, education, someone to listen to them, and someone to connect with until they can go home or to a permanent forever home.

Learn about the joys and benefits for foster parenting.

Watch our video on becoming a foster or adoptive parent








Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? For more information, contact the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition (, (314) 367-8373.