Below is a curated list of resources. We want to empower you to learn more, support a youth, become an advocate, or foster parent.

Foster Care Information

Be a Foster Parent
Foster Care Alumni of America
Foster Care Support Network
Fostering Perspectives 
How To Be a Foster Parent
National Foster Parent Association


Child Welfare League of America
Children are Waiting
National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
National Effective Parenting Initiative 
Respite Care for Foster Parents
The Center for Improvement of Child Caring


Adoption Resource Directory
Black Adoption Placement and Research Center
North American Council on Adoptable Children
National Council for Adoption

Current Issues/Statistics

50 State Chartbook on Foster Care
CCAI Report
Child Abuse Statistics and Resources

Children are Waiting

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare League of America

Children's Defense Fund

Kids Count

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Foster Care Coalition

US House of Representatives
US Senate

Foundations Supporting Foster Care

Freddie Mac Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Stuart Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation

Legal Resources

Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law
Education Law Center

Scholarships for Youth

Horatio Alger Association
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities
National Foster Parent Association
Orphan Foundation of America
Discover Scholarship

Support and Services for Families

A Compassionate Heart
Adoption in Child Time, Inc.-Foster Parent Journal
Foster Care Support Foundation
It's Our Little Secret
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
One Simple Wish
Parent Technical Assistance Center Network
The Forgotten Initiative


Beyond Consequences
Child Trauma Academy
Child Welfare League of America
Child Welfare Institute
Critters and Company
Foster Parents and Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Webinar
National Foster Parent Association
Red Cross
Social Learning
Training Hours for Families that watch videos

Youth Information and Resources

Child Welfare League of America
Find Youth
Foster Care Alumni of America 
Fostered Abandoned Children Together
HRC FamilyNet
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities
Mockingbird Times
My Stuff Bags 
National Independent Living Association
National Network for Youth 
National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS)
Original Foster Care Survival Guide
Youth Today


Children's Bureau Express 
Early Childhood Education
Educational Resources Search Engine
Family & Advocates Partnership for Education
Human Services Edu
Ideal Lives Project (health)
Internet Special Education Resources Directory
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
Navigating The Education System
Parenting Special Needs Children
Parenting Press
Spoon Foundation (nutrition)



Foster 2 Forever
My Life in a Foster Care Space Warp
Out of the Foster Care Box


Foster Focus
Fostering Families Today


A Way Out - by Tonya Wilson
On the Edge of Unthinkable - by Paula Kyle
Foster Parenting Toolbox - by EMK Press
Fostering Love: One Foster Parent's Journey - by Dr. John DeGarmo
Hope for Healing 
Lifeskills Guide: Practical Information for the Real Word - by Life Skills Guide
Lifestory Lifebooks
Sunny - by Theresa MacInnis Schimmel 
The Attachment Therapy Companion 

Other Information

Adoption in Child Time, Inc. - Foster Parent Journal
Attachment Disorder Site
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Health and Safety Resources
Child & Family WebGuide at Tufts University
Children's Guild
A Compassionate Heart
Economic Success Clearinghouse
Emotional Wellness Matters
International Foster Care Organization
National Child Care Association
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
National Coalition for Child Protection Reform
National Family Week
National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning
Suitcases for Kids
What to Expect


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