The South Texas Alliance for Orphans was created by a group of foster/adopt industry veterans including our Founder and Executive Director, church leaders, foster/adopt families and child placing agency professionals in 2012 under the name San Antonio Alliance for Orphans. We met monthly for 2 years collaborating on how we, the church, could unite and fulfill our biblical call to care for children in the foster/adopt system.
A small team including our Executive Director, a board member and a small team of foster parents successfully launched a ministry at their church and started handing off the model to other churches desiring to see ministry happen in their church.
Over the years, our Executive Director gleaned wisdom from other area models across the state and nation like Fostering Hope Austin, Embrace Texas, Hope Fort Worth, Project 127, Promises 686 and Christian Alliance for Orphans. In 2015, the name of the Alliance was changed to more adequately represent the region we serve of South Texas.
In September of 2016, First Presbyterian granted the Alliance seed money to launch as a DBA non-profit. The Alliance received their 501c3 designation in July of 2018. The Alliance is now poised to serve and equip a collaborative church movement to solve the foster crisis from family crisis to youth aging out.