The AFAPA strives to provide accurate, up-to-date resources for foster, adoptive, and kinship/guardian parents throughout the state!  Check back frequently for new information!

Visit the COVID-19 Update page for all related information from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

In 2012, the state of Alabama passed the Foster Parents Bill of Rights, enumerating your rights as a foster parent.

Foster Parent Handbook - Updated 2021

Kinship/Guardianship Handbook - January 2020

We will be adding county and regional foster and adoptive associations so you can connect with local support.

Visit our support organization resource page to see a list of organizations that may provide you and your family with assistance and community!

Scholarship Opportunities

AFAPA Scholarship – Please download the fillable PDF and return by March 1st

Fostering Hope Scholarship

Resources for Children in Foster Care

Alabama’s Independent Living Program – Resources for youth (ages 14+) currently in Alabama Foster Care.

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