A child enters the foster care system

You can make positive difference in a child's life by providing temporary or permanent care.

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Join 214,421 foster parents

15,023 Parents
recruited by RaiseAChild
42,109 Hours
invested by our team
Diversity & Inclusion
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10+ Years
of serving foster parents

Working with RaiseAChild

You are not alone. Our Parent Advocate team is here for you every step of your fostering journey. We provide dedicated support, guidance, and resources.

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Attend RaiseAChild info session

Sign up to attend an Info Session to learn more about mentoring, respite care, fostering, and adoption.

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Connect Parent Advocate team

A RaiseAChild Parent Advocate is here to speak with you and address your questions about fostering.

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Receive personal agency referral

Your RaiseAChild Parent Advocate will connect you with an agency to complete the necessary training.

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Become trained and certified

Training classes are designed to prepare you for fostering a child and help you become certified.

Fostering Resources

A Home Within

Pro-bono mental health resources for youth in foster care

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Life Works

Mentoring opportunities for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24

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Helping parents whose children struggle with learning issues

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Free online education resources for 6th -12th graders

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The Pop Luck Club

Working to advance the well-being of gay dads and their children

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UCLA Ties for Families

Free training, intervention, education, and services for resource families


Helping parents with children struggle with learning and attention

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Second Nurture

Creating cohorts of adoptive families within supportive communities

All Children - All Families

Enhancing LGBT cultural competence among child welfare professionals

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Family Equality Council

Works to improve understanding and provide special events for LGBT families

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Welcoming Schools

Providing professional tools, lessons, and resources for educators

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Free online education resources for 6th -12th graders

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Why work with RaiseAChild?
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We know. We’ve been there.

We’ve served thousands of prospective foster parents over our 12+ year history and we're committed to finding safe and affirming homes for children in foster care.

Our team understands the diverse needs of children in foster care and works to improve equity, equality, respect, and inclusion in foster care.

What is an info session?
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RaiseAChild hosts FREE montly information sessions to help individuals and families understand how they can help children in foster care.

From respite care and mentoring, to foster and foster-to-adopt, these session give an open opportunity to have all of your foster care questions answered.

How do I start?
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Sign up to attend our upcoming free info sessions

Connect with our Parent Advocate team to learn more about how you can improve the life of a child in foster care

Have specific questions? Chat with us

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