Foster Care in Georgia

Georgia currently has over 11,000 children and teens in foster care. The state Department of Family and Children Services recruits, trains, and supports foster parents and individuals interested in becoming foster parents. There are over 100 private agencies across the state with the same purpose. These organizations expand the options for caregivers and allows them to determine the agency, public or private, that is the best fit for them. (Foster Georgia)

Click Here to see current demographic data for children in Georgia’s foster care system.


Children and Teens in Georgia who remain in care longer than one year.


of investigations in Georgia begin in the home due to neglect.

Get Involved

Bananas Foster partners with organizations across the state to promote their mission and make a positive impact on the foster care community. Click each section below to learn more about each organization and determine how you’d prefer to get involved!


Georgia CASA (Statewide) – Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Georgia CASA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care throughout the state. By advocating for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, our volunteers amplify each child’s voice and help change a child’s story. GET STARTED

Amerigroup (31405) Amerigroup is the only care management organization to coordinate care for children in foster care, adoption assistance and about 150 youth in juvenile justice. GET STARTED Contact – Ron Dunham, (470) 362-1339,


Bloom Our Youth – A nationally-recognized and accredited 501(c)3 non-profit located in Fayetteville, GA. Bloom connects the community to evidence-based, outcome driven programs that support and strengthen the lives of vulnerable children and their families. A number of programs that include volunteer, donating supplies, donating financially, and a licensing agency to become a licensed foster family. GET STARTED Contact –

Make A Donation

Making a financial donations or taking part in a corporate sponsorships allows organizations to continue their mission and benefit the community. We will help you make sure your funds make a difference.

Become a Foster Family

Georgia MENTOR (Chatham, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Effingham, Bulloch, and Bryan Counties) – Georgia MENTOR provides foster care and kinship care services. Become a licensed foster or kinship family, learn more about foster care in Georgia! Contact – Shona Diamond, (912) 346-3505,

NECCOAt Necco our main mission is to create and celebrate families of every walk of life, and to support them on their journey. In addition to the wealth of information you’ll receive on becoming a foster parent, Necco also provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, licensed staff to help you at any time and the highest level of care to our children and families. GET STARTED