Our History

Foster Love Ministries was birthed by our Executive Director, Marci Bourland, after she noticed a need for local foster homes to care for local children while their families worked to rebuild the family unit. Families are much more likely to rebuild when they are in closer proximity and have a support system in place. We became part of that support system as we incorporated in 2018, and began a two-and-a-half-year journey to become licensed and operational through the state of Georgia. After creating required policies and procedures, and building the ministry from the ground up, with Marci Bourland as the Co-Founder, Executive Director, and single full-time volunteer, we began providing Support Services to local families on Valentine’s Day 2020 as Covid descended upon our nation. Our Child Placing Agency License and Contract with the state began on October 1, 2020. Since then, Foster Love Ministries has served over 500 families through foster care and support services, and continues to grow daily! 

Foster Love Ministries is thankful for faithful supporters of this ministry, community collaborations and partners, and those called to serve in all capacities to include volunteers, prayers, financial gifts, board members, and our staff, who are in the trenches each day.

Foster Love Ministries’ staff, volunteers and foster families have a calling to serve in this ministry, and have a heart for the families and children that they serve.

Our People

Marci Bourland

Executive Director

Marci is the Co-Founder of Foster Love Ministries along with her husband, Benjamin, and serves as the Executive Director. Marci is a licensed pastor and pastored several churches prior to her entry into child welfare work over 8 years ago when she and Benjamin first became foster and adoptive parents.  Marci and Benjamin have been married over 10 years and have two sons. Marci attends Remnant Church, coordinating their small group ministry and serves as a Teaching pastor.

Stephanie Hedger

Stephanie worked in the trenches when Foster Love was just beginning and now serves on our Board.  She is passionate about family, church, children, and family/child welfare. Her favorite saying is “When the going gets tough, the tough get creative.”