Become a Foster Parent!

Walk through the step-by-step process to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent with Encourage!

Learn More

Events & Trainings

The Encourage staff is focused on connecting with and supporting our incredible families with trainings and special events!

Latest Events

Encourage Resources

Find all the forms and documents you need, along with links to other helpful websites, in our Resource Center.

Find Resources

Why Choose Encourage?

Our mission is to connect foster and foster-to-adopt families with strong support systems that will equip them with the physical, emotional and logistical help they need when opening their hearts and homes. We are intentional with the message of providing encouragement so that every foster parent and youth is successful in the purpose to which God is calling them.

Other Ways You Can Help

Want to help but don’t think you’re ready to be a full-time foster or foster-to-adopt parent? Great news: There are several ways you can still get involved!

Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be married? How long does the home study process take? Don’t foster children have lots of problems? Find the answers to your questions!

Find Answers

Encouragement from our Blog

Collaborative care
Collaborative care

Encourage is well positioned to care for the complex needs of youth in…

Therapeutic supports
Therapeutic supports

Encourage provides therapeutic services including case management, mental…

Saying yes to teenagers
Saying yes to teenagers

Teens from hard places crave safety, acceptance, respect and unconditional…

I Want to Become a Foster Parent!