How can communities solve the foster care capacity problem? Take for example, a suburban Georgia county with a foster care population of approximately 500 children.

Of that 500, the county currently has approximately 100 foster families, which means we need to raise capacity to address the remaining 400 children.

Next, we look at the number of churches within that county, and we see that there are 1,000 churches. Even if we assume only one-third of the churches will be interested in a foster care ministry, we have more than 300 churches in which to find 400 new foster homes.

When looked at this way, the problem no longer seems insurmountable. Instead, the solution appears obvious.