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Foster Parent Links

NFPA does not endorse any products or service that are linked below.  This is simply a list of websites and other resources that we have learned about which may be of interest to foster, adoptive and kinship families.  Please let us know of any inappropriate or broken links.

Abuse and Neglect

American Humane Association
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Children's Institute International
Child Abuse.Org


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

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Child Welfare League of America
Children are Waiting
National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
National Effective Parenting Initiative
Network For Good
Respite Care for Foster Parents
State Policy Advocacy & Reform (SPARC)
The Center for Improvement of Child Caring
US House of Representatives
US Senate

Books & Authors

A Way Out - by Tonya Wilson
Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young: A Child's Story of Abuse and Survival - by Avi Morris
Dr. John DeGarmo - author of many foster parenting books
Foster Parenting Toolbox - by EMK Press
Hope for Healing 
Lifeskills Guide: Practical Information for the Real Word - by Life Skills Guide
Live in Love and Leave in Peace - by Ram Ramakrishnan
Lifestory Lifebooks
On the Edge of Unthinkable - by Paula Kyle
Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother's
Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder
- by Tina Traster

Storybud - Collection of stories for children two to eight years old.
Sunny - by Theresa MacInnis Schimmel 
The Attachment Therapy Companion 


Dr. Heineman
Dr. John DeGarmo
Foster 2 Forever
My Life in a Foster Care Space Warp
Out of the Foster Care Box

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

Foster Care Rates Across the Country
Kids Count

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Foster Care Coalition

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

US House of Representatives
US Senate


Children's Bureau Express 
Early Childhood Education
Educational Resources Search Engine
Family & Advocates Partnership for Education
GoGrad online social work graduate programs
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-Flyer
Navigating The Education System
Parenting Special Needs Children
Parenting Press
Spoon Foundation (nutrition)
Unprepared for College

Ethnic Resources

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Foster Care Information

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

Foster Care Programs

Angels' Arms
Bay Area Homes for Kids
Capstone Foster Care (UK)
Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Services
Catholic Charities West Michigan
Concept 7
DARE Family Services
Devereux Foundation
Families for Kids
Foster Care Support Foundation
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association
International Foster Care Organization
KidsPeace Foster Care and Family Services
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Little City’s Foster Care and Adoption Program
Lutheran Social Services of the South
National Foster Care Coalition
New Alternatives
Our Children's Homestead
Pathways Youth and Family Services
Professional Association of Treatment Homes (PATH)
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth
Stanford Youth Services
The Bair Foundation
The Village Network

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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


A Home Within
Clinician-Consumer Health Advisory Information Network

Kinship Care

Generations United

Legal Resources

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


Foster Focus
Fostering Families Today


National Foster Parent Association (NFPA - this site!)

Scholarships for Youth

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

Social Work

American Public Human Services Association
National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA)
National Association of Social Workers

Substance Abuse Issues

Children of Alcoholics Foundation
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects
Substance Abuse Issues

Support and Services for Families

A Compassionate Heart
A Home Within - Pro-bono therapy for foster children
Adoption in Child Time, Inc.-Foster Parent Journal
Called to Foster
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
Elevate-Desire to Inspire
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

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
Foster Swap
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


The Pin Man
The Foster Care Life Book

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