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We assist caregivers in meeting the specific challenges associated with foster, adoptive and kinship care.
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Foster, adoptive and kinship care families have challenging yet rewarding roles. Help us support the community by participating in our fun events.
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News & Developments

CAFAF strives to provide the most up-to-date information regarding foster care, adoption and kinship care for the families that we serve. In addition we post information that may be of a benefit to child welfare professionals and the entire community.
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We Strive to Make a Difference

The Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families (CAFAF) makes a difference in the lives of foster, adoptive and relative caregivers by providing support, training, and advocacy. The Alliance works in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community to nurture child safety, well being, and stability.

Become a Foster Parent Call 888-Kid-Hero

At CAFAF we work with DCF to find foster families who provide safe, caring homes for children while DCF and the courts plan for the children’s futures. To learn more call 888-Kid-Hero

Training

CAFAF supports a number of foster and adoptive training opportunities to help develop your core competencies. CAFAF Post-Licensing Module Classes, CAFAF Conference Series, CPR Classes and Foster Parent College.

Support

Helping to meet the unique needs of foster, adoptive and kinship care children by supporting their caregiver families. Along with Advocacy & Outreach which aims to help develop communities that also support caregiver families.

Donate to Foster and Adoptive Families

Monetary contributions to CAFAF will directly support our mission. The donations go toward a variety of needs for the organizations and the families we serve. Monetary donations work well for individuals who want to help but don’t have a lot of time to volunteer.

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Simone Biles Supports Mattress Firm Foster Kids Toy Drive

Realizing your dreams as a foster child can be difficult. That’s why Mattress Firm and Simone Biles have partnered together to help spread the holiday cheer to foster kids in need. The Mattress Firm Secret Santa Toy Drive helps local foster children this holiday season by donating toys and gifts. Donate between November 1 and December 18; donations are accepted at all of our Mattress Firm locations.

To learn more and donate locally, visit http://bit.ly/2eUDK8f

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Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Mon
7:00 pm Save the Date – Six Flags Passe...
Save the Date – Six Flags Passe...
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
Save the Date -  Six Flags Passes Available for Purchase
We’re Going to Six Flags New England! Mark your calendars!!! Only $25.00 per person Free parking All day admission theme & water park Valid at all six flags parks in the united states Unlimited entry[...]
Mar
18
Sat
8:00 am Avenue of Dreams @ Mystic Marriott
Avenue of Dreams @ Mystic Marriott
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
At the Avenue of Dreams event, we provide foster & adopted girls (13-19) with free prom dresses, shoes, makeup and accessories in addition to motivational workshops and more! We encourage caregivers & mentors to share[...]
May
5
Fri
all-day SAVE THE DATE – CAFAF 22nd Annua... @ Trumbull Marriott
SAVE THE DATE – CAFAF 22nd Annua... @ Trumbull Marriott
May 5 – May 6 all-day
SAVE THE DATE – CAFAF 22nd Annual Conference at the Trumbull Marriott