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

Recent AFAPA Newsletters

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 Must be turned in my March 1, 2022

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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