Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Foster The City?

Foster the City inspires and equips churches to provide safe and loving homes for children in foster care.

What is Foster The City's strategy?

Foster the City works to inspire and equip churches to raise up at least one Foster Family with four Support Friends until there are more than enough families to meet the need. 

Are you religiously affiliated?

Yes. We are a non-denominational, Christian movement.

How does Foster The City receive it's funding?

We are not financially funded by any government agency. Our work is funded solely through the private donations of those who believe in the vision and mission of Foster the City.

How do I donate to Foster The City?

The easiest way to make a tax-deductible contribution to Foster the City is through our secure Giving Portal.

You can also give by check. Checks should be made payable to ‘Foster the City’ and mailed to the address below:


Foster the City
1172 Murphy Avenue, Suite 232
San Jose, CA 95131

Are you an approving/licensing agency?

No. We are not a licensed foster or adoption agency. We work in relationship with many Child Welfare Agencies and Foster Family Agencies that provide the approval and placements.

Do I need to be a Christian to be involved with Foster the City as a Foster Parent or Support Friend?

No. However, because many of our families are followers of Jesus, we ask that you are supportive of those with Christian beliefs and values. 

How do I learn more about becoming a Foster Parent or Support Friend?

The best way to start the process and learn more is to attend an Interest Meeting. Click here to RSVP 

If I have already attended an Interest Meeting, what are my next steps?

If you are ready to take your next step towards becoming a Foster Parent, your next step is to attend a Launch Meeting. Click here to RSVP to a Launch Meeting 

If you are ready to take your next step towards becoming a Support Friend, please contact the Foster the City Advocate at your local church. If you need help connecting with the Advocate, contact

How can I get my church involved with Foster the City?

We would love for you to pass the following resources along to your church leadership. 

Foster the City Website

Vision Booklet 

If you are a Church Leader, we’ve designed this page just for you. Simply fill out the inquiry form and a Foster the City team member will reach out to you very soon. 

How can I bring Foster the City to my region?

If you are interested in partnering with Foster the City to inspire and equip churches in your region to raise up Foster Families and Support Friends to help children in foster care, please complete this form and a Foster the City Team Member will be in touch with you.

I am a Foster Parent, but I do not attend a FTC Partner Church. Can we still get a Support Team?

We are so thankful for every Foster Family providing love to vulnerable children, but at this time we only have the capacity to provide Support Friends for Foster Parents who are engaged on the Foster the City path. If you would like to initiate conversation about how your church could become a partner church, fill out the form on this page.

I am not ready to be a Support Friend, but I would still like to support Foster the City. Are there other ways that I can help?

One of the most impactful ways that you can move this vision forward is by becoming a financial partner. Your generosity can directly impact the lives of vulnerable children and families. Learn more


We have several additional volunteer opportunities to contribute to the work of Foster the City. This includes providing childcare or snacks for meetings, data entry, graphic design, videography, photography, etc. If you are interested in volunteering with Foster the City, please RSVP for an upcoming Interest Meeting near you to learn more about how you can partner with us to care for vulnerable children in your community.

Who is the app for?

The Foster the City app is a custom app for the Foster the City community, including Advocates, Foster Families, and Support Friends.

How do I download the app?

If you already hold a role within the Foster the City Community, you can download the app in the App Store on your phone.

Why was the app created?

For years, we heard of the need to create a digital platform that would hold the relationships and resources in one place. The app provides greater visibility, clarity, and support to Advocates, Foster Families, and Support Friends in the Foster the City community.

How do I found out more the app?

We would love to invite you attend a Foster the City Interest Meeting, RSVP here