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Information and resources for those considering becoming foster parents, for foster parents, and for those who were formerly fostered. Support, training, money issues, transitions, and practical help.

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Information & Resources

Becoming a Foster Parent

Information and resources to help with your decision to become a foster parent, including where to start, questions to ask, challenges, and rewards.

Child & Youth Issues

Information and resources pertaining to developmental, emotional, mental, and physical health issues of concern to parents, including Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, drug addiction, ADD, attitudes, and behaviors.

Essentials for Foster Care

This is the place to look for specifics and requirements. Find your state foster care specialist, education, the foster care rates, tax issues for foster families, insurance, and your rights and responsibilities.

Formerly Fostered

Resources, information, and community for adults who spent time in foster care. Includes support groups, foster family search, personal stories, and general information.

Foster Parents

Resources, information, and online education for foster parents in the U.S., Canada, and around the world including adopting a foster child, transition to independent living, services for foster families, and more.

Organizations & Support Groups

Foster parent organizations and support groups provide community, a place to share experiences, participate in advocacy efforts, and keep up with new laws and trends.

Therapeutic Foster Care & Group Homes

Therapeutic Foster Care and Therapeutic Group Homes offer specialized care interventions for children and youth with severe emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

Family Strategies Publishing
Workbooks for children on the topics of moving to a foster home or adoptive home, lifebook workbooks, learning what professionals do to find an adoptive family for a child, and going to an adoption finalization hearing.

Foster Care Youth United
Online excerpts from this excellent print magazine for, by, and about kids in foster care.

History of Foster Care in the US
This reprint of an article from the National Advocate is offered by Foster Parent Community.

Why Don't Kids Have a Voice?
Background information on the ABC investigative report on kids in foster care by John Stossel. ABC News

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