Foster Care

Lutheran Services of Georgia works in partnership with the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children. LSG provides Specialized Foster Care services for children in the custody of the DFCS and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Specialized Foster Care Services are offered at the following locations: Atlanta, Savannah, Albany, and Rome.


We serve:

  • Children from birth up to 21 years and six months
  • Sibling groups and teens
  • Medically fragile children
  • Children with physical, mental, developmental, or behavioral disabilities
  • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
  • Unaccompanied minors

Continuum of Care

LSG provides a continuum of care to meet the needs of children and to ensure that they have a safe and supportive foster care environment. With nursing education and support, training coordination, and case management, foster parents are supported by the program staff at all times. LSG offers a thorough training program so that every parent feels confident and well-prepared to meet the special needs of children.

How To Help

LSG’s foster families care and advocate for the children placed in their care until the children achieve permanency through reunification, guardianship, kinship care, or adoption. Should reunification with family not occur, oftentimes foster parents choose to become a permanent family resource for the children through guardianship or adoption.


Become a Foster Parent

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please read about the process and fill out an inquiry form here, and see our calendar for course descriptions and our schedule of trainings.