Foster Care & Adoption

Foster Care

Children and youth, between infancy and 18 years of age, can receive care in homes with foster families supervised by the Children’s Home. A foster home gives the intimate setting of a family, while training, staff supervision and a supportive community of other foster families help to support the foster family. Foster families receive a per diem for each child in their care.


We are proud to say our Foster Care was the #1 program in the state of Georgia at the end of 2012 – receiving the highest scores by state regulators of any foster care program!


Homes are needed for a racially and ethnically diverse population of children and youth, and particularly for the following types of children:

  • sibling groups of two children or more (of all ages)
  • teenagers
  • medically fragile children of all ages

Most of the children will have developmental, emotional and/or educational delays.


If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent or family, contact Denise Peacock. If you live in the Gainesville area, contact Ami Montoya for foster parenting information.


For placement of foster children, call 404.327.5863. For placement after business hours, call 404.518.5637.




The Children’s Home is a licensed adoption agency. If a child we are currently serving in Foster Care becomes eligible for adoption, we facilitate that process. We help our foster families who desire to adopt the children in their care by walking them through the process to become adoptive parents.



If you are interested in adopting a child through UMCH’s Foster Care program, contact Denise Peacock.