Adoption and Foster Resources

Useful Links & Resources

For more information on the foster care system, or to locate other programs and organizations committed to helping needy children, feel free to explore the links and resources below:

On Child Development and Well-Being

Zero to Three Foundation

Offers a comprehensive interactive resource for parents and early childhood education professionals on healthy development of children ages zero to three years.

CDC - Child Development

Parents, health professionals, educators, and others provide resources helping children grow up to reach their full potential.

On Foster Care/Child Welfare/At Risk Youth

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
An organization that strives to “protect children and strengthen families.” Also developed and updates the PRIDE foster family training program.

Child Welfare Services of Santa Barbara County
The Child Welfare Branch of the Santa Barbara Department of Social Services.

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.

Foster Care and Adoptive Community

A provider of high quality, low cost online training to foster and adoptive parents, social workers and others working with at-risk children.

On Parenting In Our Community

Research & Social Policy of Vulnerable Youth