Want to get involved?

There are many things you can be doing to help children who are hurting, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Whether you are feeling called to foster and/or adopt, be an advocate for a child, or support foster/adoptive families, here are things that you can do to take the next step and make a difference in a child’s life.

To stay up to date on all Team 31:8 is doing in 2021 – email Morgan@somatyler.org  or text “31” to 903-705-6186.

Pray

We have prayer cards that have names of children who are in foster care. You can pick up a prayer card and you and your family can be praying for a child by name! You can pick up one of these cards in the back hallway at the church or email Morgan@somatyler.org.

Request a Prayer Card

Participate in a Virtual 101 Meeting

On November 17th, the Fostering Collective will be having a Virtual 101 meeting to help people find the best fit for them in the world of foster care. You will be able to learn about the calling of fostering and adopting, supporting families and advocating for children. You can register for this virtual event by clicking below.

Register now

Attend an Interest Meeting

If you are wanting to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, you can attend an Interest Meeting on December 3rd, at 6:oopm at Green Acres. You will have the opportunity to meet many representatives from foster and adoption agencies and ask questions. Dinner will be provided – register today!

Learn more and register

Sponsor a Child in Foster Care for Christmas

The Smith-Tyler County Board collects Christmas wishlists from over 360 children in foster care in Smith County! You can email smithcountychildwelfareboard@gmail.com to receive a list of available children and the items they put on their wishlist. They will let you know how, when and where to drop off gifts!

Request the list

Babysit for Foster Families

Foster families are only allowed to have certified foster care babysitters watch their kids. If you would like to bless families and be able to watch their kids, you can get more information about this process by clicking the button below! There will be a training on January 14 at a church in South Tyler and you can register for that today!

SomaChurch wants to help you get certified and cover some of the costs involved in getting certified as a babysitter so email Morgan@somatyler.org if you are interested in this!

Learn more about Babysitter Training