A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 15, 2016


This report explores ways for public agencies to ensure that children receive the care they need by enlisting more volunteers to step forward as foster parents and by encouraging the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care. The report identifies three major themes for engaging and empowering foster parents: ensuring quality caregiving for children; forging strong relationships; and, finding and keeping more amazing caregivers.

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Transforming Foster Parenting Takes Tools and Training

With the appropriate training and the right tools, foster parenting can be a deeply rewarding experience that benefits children, supports birth parents and helps child welfare agencies fulfill their mission to keep children safe and help them thrive in families.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations