Free Resource Parent Training

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer fosteringNC.org, a learning site for our state’s resource parents. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions. Free courses include: Human Trafficking 101 for Resource Parents. This 90-minute course explains what human trafficking is, how to recognize it, and how North Carolina

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Online Resources for Resource Parents

National Foster Parent Association Supports foster parents in achieving safety, permanence, and well-being for the children and youth in their care. https://nfpaonline.org/ Resources for Foster or Adoptive Families Center for Parent Information and Resources. Information and resources for foster or adoptive parents on raising or caring for a child with disabilities. https://www.parentcenterhub.org/fosteradoptive/ Support for Foster Parents AdoptUSKids. Describes the basic

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Book Review
The Story of Foster Care, Volume One

by Jeanne Preisler • I initially purchased the book The Story of Foster Care Volume One by Empty Frames Initiative because of its North Carolina connection. Three of the authors were involved with the North Carolina Child Welfare Family Advisory Council and I wanted to honor them by purchasing their work. Little did I know when the book arrived a

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Steps to Adoption in North Carolina

1. Choose one adoption agency. You can choose your local county department of social services or a private agency. Call NC Kids or go to https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/child-welfare-services/adoption-and-foster-care for information on all of your options. 2. Submit an application. To begin the process, you will first complete an application for adoption at the agency you select. The agency will ask about your

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