Foster care issues can include, but are not limited to, abuse, rights of foster parents and foster children, and negativity surrounding foster care.

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Casey Family Programs
Providing direct services for children and youth, with a focus on foster care. Programs, resources, and media center.
Alaska Center for Resource Families
Provides training, support, and information to foster and adoptive parents in Alaska. Newsletter, foster parent services, and adoption services.
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
An association that uses advocacy and education to enhance foster care, adoption, family preservation, and special education services in New York State.
Family to Family Initiative
An initiative funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to provide child welfare agencies with a foster care system that is neighborhood-based, family-focused, and culturally sensitive.
Foster Care Adoption in the United States: A State-by-State Analysis of Barriers & Promising Approaches
A report of the National Adoption Day Coalition and the Urban Institute that examines barriers to the adoption process for foster children and potential solutions. [PDF]
Foster Care Alumni of America
Connects the estimated 12 million adults that share the foster care experience to create a powerful, collective voice to improve foster care.
Foster Care Ombudsman Program of California
Provides an avenue for foster youth to file complaints regarding their placement, care and services without fear of retribution. Hotline, fact sheets, and information on health insurance for foster youth.
Foster Youth: HHS Actions Could Improve Coordination of Services and Monitoring of States' Independent Living Programs
A GAO report on the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (FCIA), which increased the allocation of federal funds for independent living programs from $70 million to $140 million. [PDF]
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Seeks to improve outcomes for youth leaving foster care by developing youth leadership boards and community partnership boards. Resources, community partnerships, and legislative updates.
National Adoption Day
A collective national (USA) effort to raise awareness of the children in foster care waiting to find permanent families.
National Foster Care Month
Presents activities designed to promote National Foster Care Month. Posters and graphics, ribbon campaign, and information for the media.
National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning
Provides training, technical assistance, and information to child welfare agencies. News, publications, statistics, and state contacts.
Utah Foster Care Foundation
Serves Utah's children by finding, educating, and nurturing families to meet the needs of children in foster care.
Youth Leadership Advisory Team
Information for youth in foster care in the state of Maine, including advice about rights and responsibilities. Written by a group of young people in foster care.
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