Helpful Information and Resources for Foster Parents

 

Family Foster Care

 

Family and Therapeutic Foster Care
National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)
Describes the difference between family foster care and treatment foster care. NYAP provides community-based traditional, specialized, and therapeutic foster care.

Family Match
Promotes placement by matching youth in care with foster and adoptive families based on characteristics such as expectations, behaviors, and resiliency factors.

Foster Care
Children's Aid Society
Outlines the history of foster care in the United States.

Getting Started

AdoptUsKids
Provides step-by-step guidelines on the process of becoming a foster parent.

Legal Center for Foster Care & Education
Provides a searchable database on topics related to the legal aspects of education for children and youth in foster care.