Children, Youth and Families

How You Can Help

We hope you want to become an adoptive parent. If you decide that adoption is not for you, you can still be part of the partnership in helping our foster children.

You can help in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Arrange for a Department of Children and Families adoption specialist to speak at your place of worship, civic group or parent/teacher organization.
  • Tell other people about adoption and the needs of special children.
  • Conduct fund-raising events or donate your time to help with the extracurricular needs of children in foster homes and shelters. These needs include special tutors, camps, sports, and music and art lessons.
  • See our Foster Care website for more ways you can help.

If you have any suggestions or questions, or if you want to volunteer, please call 1-800-96-ADOPT.