Our Mission

FosterAdopt Connect’s mission is to provide foster and adoptive children a stable, loving and nurturing family environment by support and advocacy for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them.

A Missouri Foster Care Organization Since 1998

In 1998, a group of dedicated foster parents recognized a need for stronger support, training, and companionship as they pursued the difficult and rewarding work of parenting children in the foster care. Many felt isolated and ill-equipped to provide the most loving care for kids who had experienced abuse and neglect. As more and more families were drawn to the support and advocacy offered by the group, it quickly matured into FosterAdopt Connect (formerly Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association), which was incorporated in 2000 as a 501c3 nonprofit social service organization. Rapid growth fueled by the needs of children and families impacted by trauma has expanded the geographic reach and depth of the innovative programs and services offered. Yet, at its core, FosterAdopt Connect maintains an “in the trenches with you” approach to serving kids and families.

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Dedicated to Improving Outcomes

Every kid deserves a childhood free of abuse and neglect within a family that offers love, stability, safety. FosterAdopt Connect actively monitors the changing needs of children in foster and adoptive care within the community to identify gaps in available services. To fill these gaps, we search nationally and internationally for best practices to implement, and if none are available, we create innovative solutions to improve outcomes for the children and families we serve.

The Drivers of Our Success

We recruit, support, and retain high-level, quality foster and adoptive homes for kids through training and direct services.


We believe strongly in the value of children placed in families and work to recruit and equip foster, and adoptive families.


We believe in the power of advocacy and use our voices at the local, state, and national level to create positive change in the child welfare system.


We implement programs that specifically respond to the needs of the most vulnerable children in the foster care community.

Anti-Racism Statement

The following statement lays our our views, our shortcomings, and our resolutions regarding combating racism as an organization as we work for the goals of equity, representation, and empowerment.


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"The most innovative organization I know working for the best interest of children and families. They get results and transform lives. Impressive leadership and staff."

~ Christie