Foster Care Websites

The Alaska Center for Resource Families - Under contract with the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services to provide training and information to foster parents statewide to learn about the children who come into foster care. 

Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge BaseProvides articles and information about teen drug abuse.

Alaska Department of Education & Early DevelopmentProvides information on districts and schools statewide. 

Alaska Division of Public Health – Provides information on health assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention services.  Provides links to health centers statewide.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Family-to-Family - A family-centered, neighborhood-based system of foster care promoting permanence for all children.

Child Welfare League of AmericaOffers tips on parenting, discipline, and child development.

Children's Bureau Express  - Provides articles, tools, publications, resources. It also provides reports on the latest research, a forum for interdisciplinary communication and links to full-text documents.  

Children’s Bureau Express – Spotlight on Disaster Preparedness - Provides information and links for parents and children on emergency disaster preparedness.

Children's Rights -  A national advocacy group working to reform failing child welfare systems on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of abused and neglected children who depend on them for protection and care. 

Early Childhood – Provides information, products and ideas for parents and teachers. 

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems – Facilitates the building and implementation of statewide comprehensive systems of care that supports family and community approaches to promoting positive early development and early school success for young children.

Facing Foster Care in Alaska – FFCA is a critical lifelfine for youth inf foster care and alumni ages 15-24. FFCA provides leadership training, laptop donations, educated child welfare staff and work on the legislative and judicial levels to improve the foster care system.

Foster Care & Adoptive Community

Foster Club – The club for foster kids and grown-ups who care.

Fostering Families Today – Produces a bimonthly magazine and is committed to helping hard-to-place youngsters find families who will accept and love them forever.

FosterWear – The FosterWear program helps Alaska foster youth obtain quality clothing.

Generations United – Provides information on kinship care programs, updates on federal and state legislation, legal options, housing, and public benefits. 

Grandparents as Parents (GAP) – Provides programs and services to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising at-risk children. 

Indian Child Welfare ACT (ICWA) – Provides technical assistance and training to help child welfare agencies comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of AmericaGrants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. - Empowers youth to reach their full potential by inspiring positive life choices.

National Foster Parent Association Supports foster parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth in their care.

Resource Family Advisory Board Strengthen and improve support for resource families and the State of Alaska office of Children’s Services (OCS) as we partner to care for Alaska’s Children. Email:

Stone Soup Group – A statewide non-profit agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that provides assistance and support to families of children with special needs.  They operate several programs, each with a specific focus on different ways they can help families supporting children with special needs to become informed, experienced, self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves.

United Way Worldwide- Advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on education, income and health.