In family foster care, children live with relative or nonrelative adults who have been approved by the State, or by an agency licensed by the State, to provide them with shelter and care.
Promotes placement by matching youth in care with foster and adoptive families based on characteristics such as expectations, behaviors, and resiliency factors.
Foster Care History & Accomplishments
Children's Aid Society
Outlines the history of foster care in the United States.
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.
Program & Services: 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.