Welcome to Lafayette Foster and Adoptive Support

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Contact Us

Lafayette Foster and Adoptive Support

PO Box 56, Bates City, MO 64011, us

(816) 719-3131



9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm





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Our Mission Statement

  Our Mission is to strengthen the ability of foster, adoptive, kinship, and at risk families and help these families with any needs that arise for their families by implementing a community based resource. Our goal is to provide respite for families. Lafayette Foster & Adoptive Support believes respite can help sustain the family caregivers’ health and wellbeing, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages. Respite provides a way to relieve stress from money challenges, community resource confusion, and the everyday challenges that come with the pleasure of raising beautiful children with special needs. Respite is a pause from exertion; usually a short interval of rest or relief. The services they receive vary depending on each individual needs. We offer family education including foster, kinship & adoptive parent training, parenting classes (budgets, safety, meal planning, etc.), and tutoring for children and adults. We support the children’s and family’s needs that fall through the gap of traditional supports. Many foster families are unable to provide "extras" to their foster children due to financial constraints. Our funds are used to pay for medical supplies, emergency clothing and hygiene items, baby items (formula, diapers and supplies), backpacks for school, school yearbooks, senior class rings, prom tickets, art/music lessons, registration for camp, scouting expenses and much more. We provide special events for foster, kinship & adoptive families. Events where families can feel safe in knowing others understand the special needs of their children. These families also have the benefit of networking and getting the support of others who understand their dynamics. Our annual Christmas Skating Party and Summer Pool party are our two biggest family events.  

Christmas Skating Party

Open to all Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families.

December 9, 2017 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Please RSVP by December 6, 2017


Every donation is tax deductible through our 501c3 organization.   

You can make a difference in the life of a child with a gift of $20 or $2,000.    

 A special thank you to all who donate. Every donation will help families and children to fill in the gap to what many consider a normal way of life. Thank you for bringing smiles to so many of our children.  

  All donations are tax deductible according to IRS regulations.

New Life Support Group

We have foster, adoptive and kinship support group on the second Sunday of every month. 

New LIfe Church 

Oak Grove, MO.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please RSVP for childcare and food.