Alaska Center for Resource Families

A project of Northwest Resource Associates


 

November is Adoption Month

Want to become a foster or adoptive parent? 

Looking for support and resources after adoption?

Call (800) 478-7307 or (866) 478-7307

 

We provide support and training to Alaska’s resource families – foster, adoptive, relative caretakers and guardianship families.  We seek to work in collaboration with the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services, Tribes, and others involved in the foster care and adoptive systems.   We welcome all prospective parents regardless of race, age, sex, marital status, religious beliefs, physical disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

What's Happening in Alaska...


 

Tiny Training Bytes— doing your training a bite at a time… October 2017 is focused on hygiene issues for children in foster care. Try a Byte HERE.

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State of Alaska Signs Historic Child Welfare Compact with Alaska Tribes

The State of Alaska joined with the Alaska Federation of Natives last week to sign a historic compact that will gradually move child welfare responsibilities from the State into tribal hands.  Check out more about this agreement at Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact Video.

Tribal Child? Establish a Tribal Medical Home.

Alaska foster parents recently received a letter from OCS Director Christy Lawton asking that foster parents help Alaska Native children placed in state custody be connected to a tribal health organization. This will assist with maximizing the Medicaid resource available to the state that will in turn help ease the burden on Alaska’s general fund budget. Read Director Christy Lawton’s letter here.

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