Frequently Asked Questions

What is a first night bag? 

A first night bag is a backpack that is gender and age appropriate that contains everything a child would need for an overnight stay including: PJ's, socks, outfit, diapers, wipes, a bottle, formula, Bible, blanket, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, a comb, and a stuffed animal. The purpose of these bags are to show kids coming into foster care they are valuable, and worth being treated with love and dignity.

Who can receive a first night bag? 

Any child coming into foster care and are placed in Pike, Lincoln or St. Charles Counties or moving to a new foster home in Pike, Lincoln or St. Charles Counties can receive a first night bag.  


What else does Divine Nest do? 

Divine Nest offers regular support groups, foster and adoption training, events, advocacy, and provides resources to help siblings stay together or be placed with family or relative who otherwise wouldn't be able to care for the children.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes your donation is tax-deductible. Divine Nest is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


How can I help?

If you're interested in learning more about being a foster parent or adoptive parent please contact us so we can share more information with you. If you can't be a foster or adoptive parent, there are ways you can support those who are able. There are opportunities to volunteer or donate.  Our hope is that you can find a way to make a difference!