FC&AC - Foster Parents - Foster Care and Adoptive Community -offers over 143 courses for certification and additional information all from the comfort of your home.
Foster Parent College - offers interactive training course for adoptive, kinship and foster parents available 24/7.
FACES of Virginia Families - Adoption and Kinship Associations - offers toolkits, support groups, advocacy groups and events. "Their mission is to provide a united voice for children, youth, and families involved in foster, adoptive, and kinship care so all children and youth are treated with dignity, respect, and equality. Membership is open to any individual, agency, or organizations supporting the FACES mission."
National Voice of Foster Parents - supports foster, adoptive and kinship parents nationally, by providing education, support resources and hosting conventions. www.nfpaonline.org
Foster Families Today - "is a magazine for parents, children and dedicated professionals in the child welfare system providing foster care and domestic adoption to children." www.fosteringfamiliestoday.com
Child Welfare Information Gateway - offers resources to help protect children and strengthen families. www.childwelfare.gov
Foster Parent Blogs - connect you with other foster parents around the country for additional support and resource sharing. www.foster2forever.com/foster-care-blog-hop
NAMI of Virginia - is an advocacy group that strives to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI offers many family and individual groups around the state. www.namivirginia.org
Big Brothers and Big Sisters - is a volunteer organization that helps nurture children and strengthen communities. www.bigbrobigsis.com
GIVE - Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education - is a volunteer organization in northern Virginia. www.giveyouth.org
United Way - is an agency that is helps children achieve academic success. www.unitedway.org