In the News:

We’re Changing Our Name!
The Annie C Courtney Foundation is now managing the Region 5 Community Collaborative Program

ACCF logo png croppedVisit the Annie C website for the most up-to-date information and schedule of events,

Click here to access Annie C website

Stay Connected


Click here to see the latest photolistings of CT children waiting to be adopted at the adoptuskids.org website.

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Click here to see the latest photolistings of CT children waiting to be adopted through the Connecticut Heart Gallery.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Attend an Open House in your Area
Take the First Step! Attend an Open House.One of the first steps in obtaining a foster care license or adoption license in CT is to attend what is traditionally called an Open House.  At an Open House event you will receive information about both the foster care and adoption licensing process, including special needs adoption, medically complex foster care, therapeutic foster care,foster care for adjudicated youth and enhanced foster care.  The presenter will also discuss mentoring opportunities and respite care (short term foster care.) You will be afforded an opportunity to ask questions.  And you will leave with a packet of information including contact information.  If you would like to attend an Open House, your regional coordinator will be happy to set up a reservation for you with one of our partner agencies. Please call or email the regional coordinator (through our contact page) for your town to assure that a packet of information and a seat will be reserved for you.  Walk-ins, however,  are always welcome.

FAM makes every effort to list all Open House events for each of our partners, however, some of our partners do not hold traditional Open Houses.  Please visit our partners page and click on their links to find out how to schedule an appointment with them or to get more information about their foster care programs.  Additionally, all Open House information for the eastern corner of CT is listed on the Hearts, Hands, and Homes website.  Click here to navigate to their site.

If you have any questions regarding the Open Houses listed and cannot reach the contact person, please call the FAM office at 203-706-0101.

Scholarships for Youth

Kay Wyrick Scholarship Application

Download a copy of the KAY WYRICK Scholarship Application  and apply today!  Note new deadline April 15th.

The Foster Adoptive Mission (FAM) community collaborative created a $1000 scholarship in loving memory of Katherine “Kay” Wyrick, whose outstanding volunteer work has touched and changed the many lives she came in contact with.

Ways to Help

Helping Connecticut’s Foster Children
Help Connecticut's Foster Children!Thank you for your interest in helping Connecticut’s foster children. Thousands of children across the state are waiting for a mentor, for a foster family, for an adoptive family—or simply for someone who is willing to be on their side. Let these children see that they matter to you. However you choose to express your kindness and compassion to these children, you will make a difference.

Become a Foster Parent
Become an Adoptive Parent
Provide Respite Care
Provide a Job
Become a Guardian Ad Litem
Volunteer at a Children’s Home
Donate items to a children’s home, foster care agency, or through an agency like Covenant to Care or Acts IV
Adopt a Social Worker Through our Partner, Covenant to Care