Resources to Get Involved

National Resources for Fostering, Adoption, Advocacy and Mentoring


Fostermore is a coalition of not for profit organizations and foundations working to raise awareness of the youth in America’s foster care system. FosterMore shines a light on the amazing potential of kids and families in the foster care system working with organizations in all 50 states. Learn More

Discover Kids

The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find families for children in foster care. It is a collaborative project of over 80 Heart Galleries across the United States designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in U.S communities. Learn More


Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Appointed by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest in court, they help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. Learn More

Voice for Adoption works with members of Congress, policymakers, partner organizations, and agencies to encourage sound policies that are in the best interest of waiting foster children. Learn More

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, the largest bicameral, bipartisan caucus in Congress, offers a wide range of programs and holds numerous events throughout the year to engage Members of Congress on adoption policy and programs. Learn More


AdoptUSKids is a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families. AdoptUSKids educates families about foster care and adoption and gives child welfare professionals information and support to help them improve their services. Learn More

The Dave Thomas Foundation works with advocates and policymakers, provides free resources about foster care adoption and raises awareness through social media campaigns, public service announcements, and events. Learn More

Christian Alliance for Orphans unites 190+ respected organizations and provides resources on foster care and adoption nationally. Learn More

National Council for Adoption is an adoption advocacy nonprofit that promotes a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action. Learn More

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) provides resource and advice on parenting children in adoption and foster care, training for parents and professionals, and more. Learn More

The Kidsave Blog has articles and stories that cover many aspects of adoption. Learn More

Mentoring Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country.

The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) expands quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. You can search for programs in your community and connect with them to volunteer.

Connect Locally

Connect with your local child welfare agency — To learn how you can help in your community, contact your State Adoption Program Manager or your state’s Adoption Exchange Website


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