What is Foster Care?

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is responsible for finding temporary and permanent homes for children who have been abused and neglected. The department licenses foster parents, places children in their homes and helps make sure foster parents get the support they need.

Foster parents are remarkable people. They open their hearts and homes to some of our most vulnerable children - offering them the safety, love and nurturing that every child needs. Foster parents face enormous challenges. But, as many foster parents will tell you, the rewards of helping each child - of making a difference that lasts a lifetime - make it all worthwhile.

Here in Alaska, we have many wonderful foster parents. But we need many more, and we need them in every community.

This site is designed to give you some basic information about foster parenting.

Alaska Foster Parent Training Center


815 Second Avenue Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99701

E-mail: afptc@nwresource.org

Office of Children's Services

PO Box 110630
Juneau, AK 99811-0630
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