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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.

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


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.


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.

A Sincere Thank You From Our Staff!

The staff of the Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families (CAFAF) want to THANK YOU for ALL YOU DO!!!

October 13, 2022

NBC News Article: This state's foster care population has dropped by a third since 2019. What happened?

Voluntary Care Management Program

The voluntary Care Management program serves families and youth with serious emotional challenges, mental illness and / or substance use disorders.

The goal is to support families by increasing their access to care.

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Check this out for summer recreation programs and camps!

Summer is a wonderful time for students to participate in a program that gives them new experiences, develops new friendships, and reinforces skills learned during the school year to support year-round learning.

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We are kicking off the summer fun with Healthy Kids Day this Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00AM - 12:00PM at the East Side YMCA.

Come and meet some of our Camp Ulbrich counselors and play some family friendly games with them! This event is FREE to all.

Our Playscape will be open, Gaga Pit will be running and activities inside the YMCA too. We can’t wait to see you there! #HealthyKidsDay #CampUlbrich2023
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