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Battle of the Salons – Official Announcement

We are excited to announce that Foster Friends will be hosting the Battle of the Salons event in 2019. It is an established hair and fashion show for the top salons in Lafayette to compete for a good cause! It will be our first big fundraising event, so we want it to be a huge […]

Is There Financial Help To Foster and Adopt?

A daily board rate is paid to certified Foster/Adoptive parents to assist with the child’s monthly expenses. The board rate is intended to help with clothing, food, personal hygiene products, a personal allowance for the child and gifts for the child for occasions like birthdays. Foster/Adoptive Parents are not paid. The board rate is for […]

Available for Adoption: Gerold’Nesha

Gerold’Nesha   Gerold’Nesha is eleven years old.  She is sweet and soft spoken.  Gerold’Nesha enjoys reading and drawing.  She likes to play outside and play video games. For more information on Gerold’Nesha, please contact Amanda Robson, the Adoption Specialist at the Lafayette Regional Office of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.  Call 1-800-356-8611 […]

All I Want for Christmas…To Get Adopted!

Foster Friends is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise awareness for the children in Acadiana seeking adoption. The foster children in this video are all from Louisiana and are currently seeking an adopted into a forever, loving family. Most of them no longer have contact with their birth families. If you are interested in […]

2017 Christmas Party at Fun Nation

Foster Friends of Acadiana conducted a community-wide effort to collect gifts for (49) foster children who have been freed for adoption and looking for a forever home. About (40) of the children attended a Christmas event held at Fun Nation in Lafayette on Friday, December 15th. We had about (20) volunteers who made the event […]

Steps to Foster Care/Adoption Certification

Orientation – Informational meeting to provide an overview of the agency and the foster/adoption programs. Application and Fingerprinting – The application is the beginning of the certification process and is required to proceed through the process. Every applicant and adult (over the age of 18) in the home will be fingerprinted. Pre-Service Training – Training […]

Lafayette’s First Mass Adoption

Foster Friends was honored to be able to participate in our community’s first ever, Mass Adoption Ceremony and Celebration. The event was held this morning at The Evangeline Room on Guilbeau Road in Lafayette. (11) families got to adopt a child (or two) and a permanently add them to their family. There were groups of extended […]

Who Are The Children Needing Foster and Adoptive Homes?

The agency receives custody of children ranging in age from infants to teenagers. They may have an emotional or physical illness, have been neglected, abused, or abandoned, or have experienced a breakdown in the family, or the death of a parent. The children are of different races and religions. They identify with their own cultures […]

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THE NEED FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION IN LOUISIANA

Need Foster Homes for Adolescents Currently, there is a lack of families and individuals willing to foster teens. Because of the shortage of foster homes, teenagers are being relocated to different parishes across Louisiana or placed in group facilities. High school is a challenging in itself, socially and academically, and it’s even more difficult for […]