THE NEED IS GREAT - MAKE AN IMPACT - BE A FOSTER
BE A FOSTER MOVEMENT
With more than 437,000 U.S. children in foster care (2.7 million globally), and an average of only 200,000 licensed foster homes, 30-60% of which drop out each year, there’s no denying that the need for loving foster families is great. The BE A FOSTER Movement strives to create conversation and understanding around the undeniable impacts of foster care and the increasing need for loving foster families.
Through the BE A FOSTER Movement, which includes our signature BAF Podcast, BAF Convos, BAF Vlog, and our BAF Media Campaign, we're collaborating with members of the foster community around the globe, including individuals, families, institutions, groups, organizations, political leaders, and media outlets to share different initiatives, resources, and real-life stories about foster care from a variety of perspectives. By doing so, our ultimate hopes are to 1) eliminate misconceptions and create realistic expectations about the foster care experience, while we continue to collaborate with many foster-related groups, organizations, and programs, 2) advocate and be a voice for the foster youth in the system, while we continue to provide mentorship and support outlets for current and prospective foster families, and 3) inform others of the variety of ways to support the foster community as a whole, while we continue to encourage families to make an impact in the life of a child and BE A FOSTER.
Hosted by Ashley Rae, the Be a Foster Podcast is initiating real conversations with individuals, families, institutions, organizations, and political leaders around the globe to share different initiatives, resources, and real-life stories about foster care from a variety of perspectives. Whether it’s an individual or family with a personal story, an institution or organization with a service or support outlet, or a political...
Change begins with conversation. From casual round-table discussions to formal presentations, seminars, workshops, discussion panels, book clubs, and virtual gatherings and support groups, we’re collaborating with members of the foster community to bring individuals, families, institutions, organizations, and political leaders together in a variety of settings to 1) initiate conversations about...
Our Be a Foster Vlog series is a short 3-part Video Blog that was launched in an effort to address common questions and misconceptions about Foster Care, while providing support to the Foster Community. Series 1) Questions About Foster Parenting You Need to Ask. Series 2) Misconceptions About Foster Care That We Need to Know. Series 3) Tips, Tools, Advice, and Encouragement for...
Through our Be a Foster Media Campaign, we are utilizing social media and various media outlets to 1) share and promote the Be a Foster Movement with individuals, families, institutions, organizations, and political leaders around the globe, and to 2) create
engagement and interaction within the foster care community, while encouraging them to share the movement.