As a current foster parent, you are our best hidden resource in recruiting new foster parents. You have already opened your heart and your home to children in need. You know what it is like, the challenges and the rewards. You have seen the difference foster care can make first hand.

And we need more families just like yours! There are several ways you can introduce more families to the idea of foster care and help them decide to make the call today to meet the needs of children entering the foster care system. Many parents consider foster care or believe it’s something they were meant to do, but aren’t quite ready to make the commitment. A simple informal information session or personal invite from a current foster family could make a difference for them!

Call or email us today to discuss these opportunities further so we can help provide you the resources you need.

“The simple act of providing consistency and stability can be life-changing for foster kids. I wish everyone knew how powerful this journey is and how much it fills your heart with love and compassion.”

- Dawn, Foster Parent

  • Host a meet and greet in your home to share your story
    You can do this on your own or we can provide the staff to present a short informal information session and answer any questions your friends may have about the process. We’ll provide the program materials to give to your friends/guests.
  • Host an information session at your church
    Get together a small group and share your story about foster care.
  • Talk to others about your experience as a foster parent
    It’s as simple as sharing your experience and encouraging others to consider foster care. Let them know about the need in St. Louis.
  • Share your story at an informational meeting or during STARS training
    We’re always looking for foster parents to talk to those just starting the journey. If you are interested, reach out to us.
  • Share your story and experiences on your social media platforms and tag Saint Louis PARTNERS
  • Post a flyer at places where you frequent
    Church, daycare, place of work.

Benefit from our referral program

We know referrals are the best source for new foster parents. We want to encourage you and say “thank you” for any referral that comes through our agencies. You can receive $20 for any family you refer that starts the licensure process and $100 once if the referred family completes licensure.