Foster Parent Resources

DHS Foster Parent Handbook

Information from the Philadelphia Dept. of Human Services on how the child welfare system in Philadelphia works.

Quality Parenting Initiative

A Florida website providing free eLearning Videos for foster, kinship and adoptive parents. Some of the material is Florida-specific, but most of it applies anywhere.

How To Be A Foster Parent (blog)

This blog helps you navigate through the foster care journey by providing a refreshing and honest outlook on foster parenting.

How To Be A Foster Parent (E-Book)

Sign up here for a free copy of the e-book, How To Be A Foster Parent.

Foster Care and Adoptive Community

Lots of online courses, including some that are interactive, related to working with at-risk children.

Foster Care Support Network

FCSN offers practical parenting advice on a wide variety of topics, such as attachment and bonding, sexualized behavior, anger management, life skills training, and others. Noted experts in foster care often cover topics.

Foster Parent College

Interactive multimedia training courses for adoptive, kinship and foster parents.


Online webinars for foster, kinship and adoptive parents.

General information on becoming and being a foster parent.

National Foster Parent Association

A national membership organization of foster, adoptive and kinship parents.

Fostering Perspectives

A bi-annual publication about helping foster parents be the best they can be.

National Foster Care Month

Website includes articles, pamphlets and booklets valuable to foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers.

Fostering Families Today

An online magazine about foster parenting, published bi-monthly.