Join a Foster Care Support Group

We all benefit with a little help from our friends!

Foster Parent Support Groups and AssociationsThe members of foster care support groups are people just like you who have opened their homes to care for children. Foster Caregiver Support groups are made up of like-minded individuals who share real-life information with each other and who provide support to each other when it is needed.

Support groups are membership organizations where members share with each other – their joys and the difficulties – for mutual benefit. Support groups usually hold monthly meetings, arrange for free training (and often provide sitters), and provide opportunities for members to help each other between meetings.

One of the most important steps any foster caregiver, kinship caregiver, and adoptive parent can take is to join and participate in their local foster caregiver support group.

Louisiana Foster and Kinship Caregiver Support Groups

Support GroupRegion
Alexla Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationAlexandria
Leesville – Vernon Parish Foster Parent Association

Contact: Tammy Mock
Email: Tammymock7@gmail.com
Alexandria
Fostering Community

Contact: Andria Fontenot, Director
P.O. Box 12910
Alexandria, LA 71315

Phone: 1-318-446-0403
Email: info@FosteringCommunity.org
Alexandria
BR Foster Moms - online Support Group

Contact: Susan Naquin
Phone: 1-985-212-4684
Email: susan.naquin1@gmail.com

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2061079200649837


BR Foster Moms is a page where foster parents can participate no matter what stage their little ones are in. The mission of this group is to support, encourage, and care for one through the foster care journey. The goal of the closed Facebook group is to grow in size, and eventually meet in person for monthly support.
Baton Rouge
Tangipahoa Area Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Lashaun Nicholson, President
1-951-662-1135
Email: lashaunnicholson@gmail.com
Covington
Coalition of Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLafayette
United Central Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLafayette
Allen Parish Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Contact: Darlene Brown
Phone: 1-318-306-2409
Email: missdprincella@aol.com
Lake Charles
Beauregard Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLake Charles
Lake Charles Foster Parent Association

Contact: Sarah Burleigh
Phone: 1-337-263-2711
Email: Burleigh.srr@hotmail.com
Email: burleighslr@hotmail.com
Lake Charles
Calcasieu-Cameron Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationLake Charles
Iowa Area Foster and Adoption Support Group

Contact: Bethany Oliver
Phone: 1-904-556-9265
Email: bethanyaoliver@gmail.com
Lake Charles
F.A.I.R. Visions Inc. Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

5200 Northeast Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Monroe
KEPT Ministry

Contact: Erin Powell
Phone: 1-318-557-1780

Hosts foster parent support groups
Monroe
OpenTable

Contact: Glenn Roundtree
Email: glenn@jamessamaritan.org

Web: www.JamesSamaritan.org
Monroe
Northwest Foster & Adoptive Parents AssociationShreveport
Northpoint Community Church

4204 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Shreveport
Broadmoor Baptist Church

4110 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 1-318-868-6552
Email: info@broadmoor.tv

Hosts faith-based QPI Meetings and training events.
Shreveport
Foster Closet at Cypress/Cypress Baptist Church

Contact: Megan Barker
4701 Palmetto Road
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: 1-318-965-2296
Email: fosterclosetatcypress@gmail.com

In addition to the Foster Closet, Cypress Baptist Church hosts training events for foster caregivers, provide meals, and host Parents' Night Out.
Shreveport
Bayou Region Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Contact: Heather Williams
Phone: 1-985-803-8099
Email: bayouregionfapa@gmail.com

Web: www.BayouRegionFAPA.org

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BayouRegionFAPA


Thibodaux
River Parishes Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Contact: Sheri Soper, President
Phone: 1 (225) 571-6632 "Texting is easier."
Email: riverparishesfapa@gmail.com
Thibodaux
Loving Our Community's Children (LOCC)/Foster Closet

Contact: Sinead Holleran
10757 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 1-225-283-6279

Thibodaux