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There are over 400,000 children in the US foster care system.
Help make a difference. 

Welcome to Bair!

In a perfect world, every child would grow up and be nurtured in a loving, caring family, attend a great school and live in a community that supports their growth. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world, child abuse and neglect is real and over 400,000 children are placed in the foster care system each year. 

The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries exists to provide quality care & services in a family setting for children and adolescents who cannot remain with their families. The primary mission of our Foster Care program is to ensure the safety and well-being of foster youth while working with their families of origin in their reunification efforts. We accomplish this with support (Intensive In-Home & Family Services) and/or parental training (B.E.S.T. for Families).

When reunification is not possible, our goal is to find an alternative permanent and stable living solution which may include Kinship Care, Adoption, or Independent Living. If adoption is a viable option, The Bair Foundation actively seeks adoptive parents to move toward permanency.

Since 1967, The Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries has brought hope, restoration and family preservation through a partnership of committed individuals, churches, corporations and government agencies.

You can help us change the future for this vulnerable population of young people. We are doing all we can, but we can't do it alone. Will you help us be the salt and light to a dark world of child abuse and neglect?


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Upcoming Events at Bair

Lubbock, TX

Join us for Hope Alive, a new foster parent information meeting on April 25th at 6:00-7:00 PM. Learn more about foster care and foster-to-adopt in Lubbock. For more information or sign up, contact Nicole at 806-797-2247. Training held at our office, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423.

New Foster Parent training begins April 4 at the Wilmington, NC office (3133 Wrightsville Ave, 28403). There will be 11 sessions of the Pressley Ridge Training curriculum. Sessions will be held every Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. starting April 4, with the last session on June 13. 

May Fest April 28, 29, 3:30 to 10 p.m.; April 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; & May 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Trinity Park in the heart of Fort Worth, just off of University Drive.  Tracing its roots all the way back to the 1973 Trinity River Festival, Mayfest has become one of the biggest family events of the year in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s a traditional town fair-style event with carnival games, rides, live music and other performances and, of course, food and drink available for sale. Tickets tend to be very affordable, and the festival goes for multiple days across the shores of the Trinity River. The festival has also featured 5k and 10k runs, petting zoos,gift markets and athletic activities like paddle-boarding, and it has an adorable mascot in River, the Mayfest Raccoon. See http://www.mayfest.org/festival-guide for more details.

Forever Homes Gala, sponsored by Becoming Families, will be at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Gala will feature hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live music by the Myra Smith Experience, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and thirst quenching libations. Proceeds go toward recruiting more foster and adoptive parents and providing financial aid to ready homes for placements. Go to http://www.becomingfamilies.org/forever-homes-gala for more details or to register.

Summer Class Open House June 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Wilmington office, 3133 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington NC 28403. Food, fun and information about foster care!

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ECFA    The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries  is a private, nonprofit 501c3  corporation that has served children and strengthened families since 1967. The Bair Foundation offers a myriad of family-focused programs including Therapeutic Foster Care, Emergency Foster Care, Foster-to-Adopt, Adoption, Intensive In-Home & Family Services, Kinship, Outpatient Services, Diagnostic Services, Independent Living Services, B.E.S.T. for Families, and Crisis Intervention Services. The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries  is accredited by the Council on Accrediation and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Additionally, The Bair Foundation receives funding from the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, New Mexico, the Texas Department of Regulatory Services, as well as funding from private donations.

The Bair Foundation serves clients equally without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. Annual report is available upon written request.

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