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Compelled to Care serves foster and adoptive families through building community, training and providing opportunities to serve foster kids.


Being a foster and adoptive parent is exciting and messy because it’s like bringing the mission field into your home. Being the hands and feet of jesus and caring for the most vulnerable takes endurance. It requires community with others doing the same thing because you cannot sustainably do this alone.  



Compelled to Care Dinners are a great opportunity to meet other foster & adoptive families, people who are interested in getting licensed, and those who just want to serve the community.

WHEN: The 2nd Friday of the month at 6:30pm (Childcare opens at 6:15pm)

FOOD: Adults are served a family style meal while children are served a kid-friendly meal in their classrooms.

PROGRAM: The adult program rotates every month between training, speakers and fun events. The kids program is led by Evergreen Kids. They provide a new lesson plan every month that includes organized activities, free play and crafts.


Women's Bible Study: Compelled to Care hosts a table for Foster/Adoptive Moms at the ECC Women’s Tuesday morning bible study.  Sign up here.

C2C Moms Coffee Date - for Foster/Adoptive Moms. This group meets the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00-10:30am at Starbucks next to Winco in Lacey. 1020 Kingham St NE Lacey, WA 98516

Burger Bros - for Foster/Adoptive Dad’s. This group meets at a different restaurant at 6:30pm on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Foster & Adoptive Single Moms Night Out - for Single Foster/Adoptive Moms. This group meets at 6:30pm on the 4th Monday of every month at a different restaurant. Childcare is provided at ECC for up to 10 kids. Pre-registration is required for childcare.

Online Support - Join our Facebook private group page @compelledtocarecommunity to share resources, find encouragement and keep up with our events.

To meet up with any of these groups email for more information.


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The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day simulcast designed to help parents, teachers, foster/adoptive parents, caregivers, social workers and ministry leaders better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. Training Hours and CU's will be provided for foster parents and professionals.

April 26-27th.

Westwood Baptist Church. 9am-5pm.

Limited Childcare provided with registration. 


Parenting kids with a trauma background requires a new set of tools. Training will be offered during the Winter and Spring Life Trek sessions. Certificates for training hours will be provided for foster parents at the end of each session.


We are looking for people who have a heart for foster kids, teens and kids with special needs to volunteer in child care during our monthly dinners and on Single Moms Night Out. If you are excited to serve please contact Sylvia LeRiche, Nursery Coordinator, at

We are looking for tech savvy people who can run the tech booth during our monthly dinners. If you would love to use your skills to serve foster families email


If you have creative ideas for serving foster and adoptive families, want to get connected to the Compelled to Care community or have questions about how to get licensed for foster care please contact Ashley Wambach, Compelled to Care Director, at