Agencies & Organizations

Existing foster care agencies and support structures have helped lay the groundwork for foster care and are doing great work daily. Foster Coalition helps facilitate agency and organizational impact to a heightened degree. If you need additional support as a foster parent or foster family, connecting with Foster Coalition can help link you with the resources you need. We work with community partners—churches, nonprofits, organizations, existing agencies, and more—to provide focused support for the foster care system and for foster families. Additional resources, reading materials, and community partners are listed below.

Additional Resources

The Adoption Law Firm




Alabama Baptist Children’s Home


Alabama CASA


Alabama Department of Human Resources


Alabama Department of Mental Health


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services


Alabama Department of Youth Services


The Alabama Foster and Adoptive Parents Association


Alabama Law Enforcement Homeland Security Department


Alabama Medicaid


The Alabama State Department of Investigation


Alabaster City Schools


The American Legion Department of Alabama


The Arc of Shelby County


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham


Bradford Health Services


CASA of Cheaha Region (Calhoun, St. Clair, and Talledega Counties)


CASA of Cullman County


CASA of Shelby County


Central Alabama Wellness


Childcare Resources


Childhaven Inc.


Children’s Aid Society of Alabama


Children’s of Alabama


Children’s Policy Council – Jefferson County


Children’s Policy Council – Shelby County


Christ Health Center


The Day Program


Family Connection


Family Guidance Center of Alabama


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Birmingham


FOCUS Program


Foster Care to Success | Information for Students


Garrett’s Place


Heart Gallery of Alabama


Hearts of Wheels


Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services




Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama


King’s Home


Kinship Families and Guardians (AFAPA)




Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging


Ministry Safe Alabama – Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions


Mission Alabama


National Alliance on Mental Illness – Alabama


National Council on the Aging


National Institute of Mental Health


Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church


Owen’s House


Pelham City Schools


Raleigh’s Place


Safe House


Second Shift


Shelby Baptist Association


Shelby County Board of Education


Shelby County Department of Human Resources


Shelby County Foster Parent Association


Shelby County Health Department


United Ability


Vineyard Family Services


Workforce Training Center – Alabama

Further Reading

Foster Coalition does not endorse any products or services listed below. This is simply a list of websites and other resources that may be of interest to foster families.


Ready Or Not: Thirty Days of Discovery for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Pam Parish


The Connected Child
Karyn Purvis, PhD


No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Dan J. Siegel, M.D., Tina Payne Bryson, PhD


Ready Or Not for Battle-Weary Parents
Pam Parish


The Foster Parenting Manual
John DeGarmo, PhD


Faith & Foster Care: How We Impact God’s Kingdom
John DeGarmo, PhD


Parenting From The Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.


Parenting The Hurt Child
Gregory Keck, PhD, Regina M. Kupecky, LCW


Reframing Foster Care
Jason Johnson


The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child’s Trauma and Loss
Carol Lozier, MSW, LCSW


The Out-of-Sync Child
Carole Kranowitz, M.A.


The Out-of Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Kranowitz, M.A.


The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Dan Siegel, M.D.


Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families
Jayne Schooler, Betsy Smalley, LSW, and Timothy Callahan, PsyD

Local Ministry & Support Resources (Birmingham, AL)

Foster Aid Ministry – St. Clair County

FOSTER CHILDREN | Foster Aid Ministry


The Hangar – Shelby County

Shelby County Foster Parent Association | Facebook


Kids Connection – Homewood, AL

Kids Connection | Facebook

Finding Support for Foster Families

It can be dizzying trying to find support for your foster family. Foster Coalition works to connect you with existing foster care support systems and provide resources as needed. Additionally, Foster Coalition works closely with adoption and respite care networks to establish methods of care for those in need. These include foster families, siblings in separation, adoptive families, and more. Connect with us to learn more about available resources. If you are looking to support the foster care system and those involved, visit our “How to Help” page or contact Foster Coalition to find an impact method that resonates with you.