Foster & Non Biological Parents


Foster Parents needed by DFCS

The DFCS- Resource Development Team serves 22 counties around Lowndes and uses a family-centered approach. They are always looking for foster parents for special needs and grief-stricken children. Persons interested must complete a 23 hour IMPACT class to certify them as a possible foster placement as well as having their home approved. There is an annual 15 hours of continuing education. There also is a foster parent/ partnership parenting relationship in which the foster parent helps to teach the
families of the children how to parent. Families can foster the children as a permanent placement, willing to adopt and/or as an emergency placement until a better placement is found. The first attempt always is to place children with relatives. Counseling is provided to families through a contract agency in Atlanta.  Contact Eltina Baker.

Lowndes County

Choices for Life of GA, LLC
2200 North Patterson Street  
Fax 229-244-1779 
Choices for Life of Georgia is a specialized foster care program that provides in-home treatment for children and youth with multiple psychological, social and emotional needs. The children can accept and respond to relationships within a family but their special needs require more intensive or therapeutic service than are found in traditional foster care. Please contact us for more information if you would like to be part of our professional team touching the lives of children and families.     Choices for Life of GA, LLC also provides outpatient behavioral health services as a CORE Provider focusing on children and adolescents. Services include: individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and community support individual services, on-site nursing services & psychiatric services.     Referrals may be made by phone or email address above. 

“Be a Foster Parent –  A Challenging and Personally Rewarding Experience”

The Lowndes Area Adoptive and Foster Parent Support Group, Inc.
Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 
100 East Park Ave.
Valdosta, GA 31602
Every 3rd Monday, 6:30 PM
The group offers moral support to foster and adoptive families as well as services and information. There is access for the parents to the Valdosta Food Bank.  Child care available as needed.  
President is Cathy Burks, 229-247-8030.