Become a Foster Parent!

In cooperation with Missouri Department of Social Services- Children’s Division, Bringing Families Together recruits, trains, and licenses foster and adoptive families. This cooperative effort was initiated by Missouri to aid in the location of resource families for abused and neglected children who have been placed in the custody of the state. We believe that all children deserve to live safely with a family. It is a great responsibility for a family to open their home to a foster or adoptive child and families must be committed to the children they serve.

For more information on how you can become a foster parent, call: (314) 731-3969, ext 304 or e-mail our Resource Family Development Director

Helpful Forms

DSS Licensing Rules
Foster/Adopt Application

Fostering for Teens

There is a growing need for foster homes for teenagers. Bringing Families Together has entered into a contractual agreement with Missouri Department of Social Services- Children’s Division to recruit foster and adoptive homes specifically for our teenagers in foster care. Families interested in fostering difficult teens will be given specialized therapeutic training in addition to the S.T.A.R.S. training offered to foster parents. This training will help families work with the special issues and needs that face our teenagers in care.

Who can become a foster parent?

Any couple or individual over the age of 21 who:

  • Are financially and emotionally stable
  • Free from criminal and child abuse/neglect charges
  • Understands and is willing to apply the S.T.A.R.S. competencies
  • Are committed to providing a safe, nurturing home
  • Are committed to working as a team player with Children’s Division, the Family Court and the birth family.
  • Are willing to put forth time and personal investment even in the face of serious challenges