Bob Bruder-Mattson

Bob Bruder-Mattson

Bob Bruder-Mattson is the President and CEO of FaithBridge Foster Care, the largest Georgia-based and Christ-centered child placement agency in the state. His more than 30 years of leadership over a variety of organizations includes the American Cancer Society and Bluewater Nonprofit Solutions, Inc., which he cofounded. He and his wife Sue have been married 37 years and have three grown daughters and one son-in-law.

boy reuniting with mom

Transitioning: The Final Phase of Foster Care

We hugged her more times than I can count. We told her we loved her even more, and then we finally pulled ourselves together and got into our car, leaving behind the child with who we spent countless precious hours with for the past 18 years. My wife, …

foster parents excited for placement call

Congratulations, We Have a Placement for You!

We had been waiting for the call for what seemed like an eternity. The call that my wife, Sue, had worked so hard for these past five years while pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. It would determine if we would stay in Cincinnati or be require …

Foster families

Four Ways to Help Waiting Foster Families

Let’s be honest. WAITING IS HARD. Whether you are waiting to hear about a medical test results or waiting for a new child’s birth, waiting is hard. For instance, when my wife Sue and I followed God’s leading to apply to graduate school, our preparation …

couple preparing to become foster parents

Becoming A Foster Parent: Preparing Phase

After Sue and I graduated from college and got married, I landed a great job in the publishing industry. I thought my college days were over. Little did I know that God had other plans for our lives. Plans that involved more schooling to prepare us for …

family considering foster care

The Considering Phase: Are We Cut Out For This?

The trajectory of my life changed forever when my 18-year-old, unwed birth mother came to know Jesus Christ as her savior. She didn’t have the resources or family support to raise me. Knowing this, her pastor helped her make the loving choice to termin …