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We assist caregivers in meeting the specific challenges associated with foster, adoptive and kinship care.

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Fun Events

Foster, adoptive and kinship care families have challenging yet rewarding roles. Help us support the community by participating in our fun events.

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News & Developments

CAFAP 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 Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents makes a difference in the lives of foster, adoptive and relative caregivers by providing support, training, and advocacy. The Association works in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community to nurture child safety, well being, and stability.

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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.

Training

Parents participate only in the modules that will best help develop their competencies.

Support

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.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
5
Wed
8:00 am Call For Presenters
Call For Presenters
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm
CAFAP 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTERS Deadline for information: January 16, 2015 Invitation to Presenters The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents 20th Annual Conference will be held at the Mystic Marriott, Groton,[...]
Dec
14
Sun
2:30 pm Essex Stream Train Santa’s Specia... @ Essex Steam Train
Essex Stream Train Santa’s Specia... @ Essex Steam Train
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm
All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that “special moment” when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax[...]
Mar
7
Sat
all-day Avenue of Dreams @ The Waterview
Avenue of Dreams @ The Waterview
Mar 7 all-day
The “Avenue of Dreams” event provides foster and adoptive girls with free prom dresses, shoes, makeup and accessories to ensure that they are prom ready. Registration information will be posted at a later date.

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