Find Foster Care Resources In Your State

Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.

– J.K. Rowling

Find Foster Care Opportunities Close To Home

Child welfare typically prioritizes foster parents close to a child’s home base when safe and feasible. This facilitates bio family visits and avoid additional losses a child might experience as a result of being placed in foster care — loss of school, friends and extended family relationships.

Find The Foster Care Department In Your State

To help you take the next step to explore foster care we created this list of child welfare / foster care departments by state.

States with an asterisk are part of the America’s Kids Belong Family and the links to the state pages offer additional resources.

AlabamaDepartment of Human Resources
AlaskaDepartment of Health and Social Services
ArizonaDepartment of Child Safety
ArkansasDepartment of Human Services
California*Department of Social Services
Colorado*Department of Human Services
ConnecticutDepartment of Children and Families
DelawareDepartment of Services for Children, Youth and their Families
FloridaDepartment of Children and Families
Georgia*Division of Family and Children Services
HawaiiDepartment of Human Services
IdahoDepartment of Health and Welfare
IllinoisDepartment of Children and Family Services
Indiana*Department of Child Services
IowaDepartment of Human Services
Kansas*Department for Children and Families
Kentucky*Department of Community Based Services
LouisianaDepartment of Children and Family Services
MaineDepartment of Health and Human Services
MarylandDepartment of Human Services
MassachusettsDepartment of Children and Families
MichiganDepartment of Health and Human Services
MinnesotaDepartment of Human Services
MississippiDepartment of Child Protection Services
MissouriDepartment of Social Services
MontanaDepartment of Public Health and Human Services
NebraskaDepartment of Health and Human Services
NevadaDepartment of Health and Human Services
New HampshireDepartment of Health and Human Services
New JerseyDepartment of Children and Families
New MexicoChildren, Youth and Families Department
New YorkOffice of Children and Family Services
North CarolinaDivision of Social Services
North DakotaHuman Services
OhioDepartment of Job and Family Services
OklahomaHuman Services
OregonDepartment of Human Services
PennsylvaniaDepartment of Human Services
Rhode IslandDepartment of Children, Youth and Families
South CarolinaDepartment of Social Services
South Dakota*Department of Social Services
Tennessee*Department of Children’s Services
TexasDepartment of Family and Protective services
Utah*Department of Human Services
VermontDepartment for Children and Families
Virginia*Department of Social Services
WashingtonDepartment of Children, Youth and Families
West VirginiaDepartment of Health and Human Resources
WisconsinDepartment of Children and Families
WyomingDepartment of Family Services

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