Connected Foster Care


Connected is a gospel-centered foster care ministry of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries. We serve as a private, licensed, foster care placement agency in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). We provide professionally staffed, trauma informed training, services & support for foster families. That looks like recruiting, training, and supporting foster homes.

Once a Connected Home is opened, one of our case managers will be assigned to the home and walk through the fostering journey with each child. The goal of fostering is reunification with birth families or adoption. This is how we build, strengthen and restore Arkansas families. We are able to be on the frontlines of foster care thanks to the support of Arkansas Baptists and donations. 

Connected comes alongside “foster churches”  and individuals that are ready to get connected to the foster care crisis in Arkansas. Foster parents are great. Foster churches are even better! Not everyone is called to foster, but everyone can do something. Help us see the need and meet the need in Arkansas with foster care.

When you open your heart and your home to children who have endured trauma, you make it possible for them to hope and dream again.

For those who aren’t ready to become licensed foster parents, we still need your help! We need others to help with tutoring, prepare meals, provide transportation and pray, among others.


Ryan Ropp, LMSW | Director | (870) 935-5134

Aaron Chastain | Assistant Director | (479) 668-3850