CFSA provides support services for all of our foster parents. From medical care, clothing, and school supplies to short-term care for the children you foster if you need to take a break, the agency will help you care for our city's youth. CFSA also provides you with the opportunity to join a network of fellow current and past foster parents through our Family Connections Cluster program. The program meets frequently to share stories, resources, and support for one another.It is only with the help of community members like you that we can provide District children and teens in need with the safe, temporary homes that will sustain them during difficult times.
CFSA’s number one goal is to place at-risk DC children in safe, nurturing environments within their home communities. We believe and understand from our experiences that children develop best and have the easiest transitions into a foster home when they remain close to their birth families, their friends, their schools, and ultimately the communities where they were raised.
About 89% of children in foster care are African American
75% of children in need of foster care in DC come from Wards 7 and 8
The largest percentages of foster care placements in DC are in Wards 5, 7, and 8.
The LGBT community accounts for 20% of foster care placements
There is an equal number of girls and boys in need of foster care
As of February 28, 2017 there are currently 935 District children and teens (aged 0-21) living outside of their birth homes under the care of CFSA.