The foster care system everywhere can and should be improved. People all over the country are working to share knowledge and change things in different ways.
The single most comprehensive directory of resources that I know of is the Foster Coalition.
Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve — and ultimately prevent the need for — foster care.
CHAMPS – a national campaign to ensure bright futures for kids in foster care by promoting the highest quality parenting.
Foster Care Alumni of America (WA Chapter) committed to improving foster care through multiple means: public awareness events, social justice work, speaking with law makers and social support to members and non members alike.
Foster Club engages and empowers those who have the most at stake in transforming the foster care system: young people themselves. Resources for foster youth and foster parents.
Fostering Progressive Advocacy Foundation:
A grassroots Advocacy, Activist human rights & civil rights organization started in 2008. At FPA, we are dedicated to improving foster care, education, health, and well being of communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training, and community mobilization.
Fostering Change WA:
A foster parent led organization working to shift the system towards the child’s needs.
The Mockingbird Society’s mission is to transform foster care and end youth homelessness. We create, support, and advocate for racially equitable, healthy environments that develop and empower young people at risk of—or who are experiencing—foster care or homelessness to change policies and perceptions.
The National Foster Parent Association is a voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.
Passion to Action (P2A) is a statewide youth led advisory board to Washington State’s Children’s Administration. Learn more and get involved in Passion to Action!
Project Foster Care is committed to finding families for all the foster children freed for adoption and securing mental health services for parents and children suffering the effects of being part of the system.
“We restore hope to children in foster care through innovative ideas built on meaningful relationships” – currently operating in Colorado and South Carolina, runs peer support groups for mothers and extended relatives of children in care, and educational and mentoring assistance for children.