The needs of foster children are ongoing, and FOCAL’s resources are continually strained as we attempt to assist foster parents who open their homes to children displaced by drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and adults who are out of control for other reasons.

Foster children should be able to live as other children: go to Little League practice, take dance lessons, play in the band, go on field trips and attend summer camp. Then there are teenagers, they are foster children too! There is a great need for sports uniforms and fees, graduation expenses, college expenditures, and more.

If you, your company, your organization, or your church group have a heart for young people and would like to support foster children of Madison County, please Contact Us or donate here:

You'll be blessed by your efforts – as will the foster children and families of Madison County!

Often people feel that if they cannot actually take children into their home they cannot assist in the Foster Care effort.

However, nothing could be farther from the truth!!

Letter from the President for New Donors(7-2020).pdf

Click below to see some of the many ways that you may help foster children right here in Madison county.
We can ALWAYS use money. There is never enough and it is put to such good use! There are several ways to make a donation:
  1. Mail a check to P. O. Box 14325 Huntsville, AL 35815
  2. Use the "Donate" button above
  3. Email us to make other arrangements
If you need a tax receipt please contact us and we can get that out to you.
Shop at and they will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to FOCAL, at no cost to you. Just click on the link to get started!
Our greatest need is for YOU to sponsor teens, so feel free to team with friends to sponsor a child. All gifts are tax deductible. The gift limits for ages 0-1 is $30 is 1-5, $75 is 6-12 is $100 and 13-15 is $150. You must purchase at least one item form their wish list. Here is how you do that:
  1. Get a team together who want to give gifts directly to children in foster care or to purchase gift cards to purchase gifts for children.
  2. Designate a coordinator in your group.
  3. Contact Madison County Department of Human Resources.
  4. Purchase gifts from the child’s wish list. You can share a wish list if you can’t afford the $150 for a teenager.
  5. Arrange with Madison County DHR to have the gifts picked up or deliver the gifts to our warehouse.
You, your group, or your company can host a fundraiser for FOCAL In the past we have had concerts, silent auctions, dinners, etc…! Be Creative and have fun.
One of our goals is to provide Christmas gifts for all children in foster care in our area. However, that takes money that simply isn’t available. Perhaps you could sponsor a toy drive to assist us in this effort. If you want to assist in this effort please email us, Please make the subject line of your email “TOY DRIVE” to assist in the proper handling of your email.

Children come into foster weekly and sometimes daily with little to no possessions. This financial burden is very great on the foster family, especially when those children are infants requiring diapers, formula, multiple changes of clothes daily and all of the other things that go along with being a baby.

Due to more state funding cuts stipends offered to incoming foster children in the past have been greatly reduced and often are nonexistent.

So here is how you can help. We need groups to sponsor a Baby Shower! Your church or business or just group of friends could sponsor a Baby shower providing items for birth to 18-24 months old babies! We need things you would normally bring to a baby shower like:

  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Onesies all sizes
  • Gift cards to local stores such as Target and Wal-Mart
  • Clothes for the first couple years of life - not just newborn
  • Formula
  • Baby bottles
  • Sippy cups
  • Socks
  • Bibs
  • Sleepers
  • Blankets
This is very fun and easy way you can help these sweet babies! Just let us know when you have your items ready and we will arrange for a pick up! And if you take some pictures of your event and email them to us we would love to share them with others on our site! I can't wait to hear from you!

A very important way you could help local Foster Children is to actually become a Foster Parent!

The number of children in Foster Care fluctuates almost daily!

For more information on how to become a foster parent in the state of Alabama visit this site.

Be a hero for someone. Become a foster parent.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 547

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.