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he South Texas Alliance for Orphans was created by a group of foster/adopt industry veterans including our Founder and Executive Director, church leaders, foster/adopt families and child placing agency professionals in 2012 under the name San Antonio Alliance for Orphans. We met monthly for 2 years collaborating on how we, the church, could unite and fulfill our biblical call to care for children in the foster/adopt system.

A small team including our Executive Director, a board member and a small team of foster parents successfully launched a ministry at their church and started handing off the model to other churches desiring to see ministry happen in their church.

Over the years, our Executive Director gleaned wisdom from other area models across the state and nation like Fostering Hope Austin, Embrace Texas, Hope Fort Worth, Project 127, Promises 686 and Christian Alliance for Orphans. In 2015, the name of the Alliance was changed to more adequately represent the region we serve of South Texas.

In September of 2016, First Presbyterian granted the Alliance seed money to launch as a DBA non-profit. The Alliance received their 501c3 designation in July of 2018. The Alliance is now poised to serve and equip a collaborative church movement to solve the foster crisis from family crisis to youth aging out.

Mission

The Alliance serves and equips the church in fulfilling the Biblical call to care for children and families impacted by the foster care system.

Community Resources

Contact Us

(210) 216-6223
Click here for more info on how to get involved.

The Strategy:

1

Build the Core

The CORE consists of individuals and families serving in or impacted by the foster care system or adoption. Discovering, gathering and serving these families and individuals builds the infrastructure for the foster/adopt/kinship ministry.
2

Grow the Crowd

The CROWD consists of everyone else in the church body. The CROWD is educated and equipped through sermons and informational meetings to identify critical areas where they feel called to serve.
3

Thrive in Community

Educated, equipped and connected churches can then serve in the COMMUNITY. Churches then reach further outside the church walls to serve individuals and families impacted by the foster care system that often lack healthy community.

Upcoming Events

2022 Baby Sitting Collaborative

South Texas Alliance for Orphans is excited to collaborate with local foster agencies to help train and verify babysitters in 1 Day! We will walk you through all of the paperwork and have partnered with local companies to get free and discounted services. You and your family can be the difference in helping children in foster care remain in a secure and loving foster home.

Date: January 29, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Click here to RSVP 

BUILD – 6 Week Trauma Training

If you are a parent with children who have experienced trauma, join us for BUILD. You will have the opportunity to learn each week about the impact of your child’s history while learning the tools and strategies necessary to meet their needs in a way that will bring hope, healing, and connection. This is a virtual course and you will receive lifetime access to the teaching videos and additional resources.

Link to register:  https://www.onebighappyhome.com/south-texas-alliance/