Issues relevant to working with families from different religious backgrounds, including State and local examples.
Faith-Based Providers Working With LGBTQ Youth (PDF - 98 KB)
Lamda Legal & Child Welfare League of America (2012)
Guides child welfare agencies in how they can partner with religious communities to serve LGBTQ youth, including examining beliefs that may conflict with providing care and the rights of youth in care.
Finding Common Ground: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies Working With Communities of Faith (PDF - 1,331 KB)
Cipriani, Henneman, & McKenzie (2012)
Shares best practices in building effective partnerships with faith-based communities to recruit and support foster and adoptive parents.
The Role of Faith-Based Agencies in Child Welfare
The Heritage Foundation
Discusses the role of faith-based agencies in working with child welfare agencies to place children in foster homes.
Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care (PDF - 61 KB)
Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care
Describes a community outreach initiative in Michigan that partners State child welfare services with local faith coalitions to serve children and youth in foster care.
Faith and Fostering: Nurturing Faith Based Involvement From Call to Care (PDF - 98 KB)
Florida Department of Children and Families (2013)
Guides the Florida Department of Children and Families partnering with faith communities to support foster caregiving.
For Faith Communities
Provides information about creating a foster care and adoption wraparound ministry in a religious organization to support foster and adoptive parents.
A New Partnership for Children: Faith Based Communities and Texas Child Protective Services (PDF - 3,860 KB)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (2016)
Discusses ways to build collaborative relationships between faith communities and child protective services, including reestablishing commitments and creating a unified vision.