Who We Are

We’re here to guide, connect, and empower individuals, professionals, and families on their journey through adoption, foster care, and kinship care.

What We Do

  • Educate: Your comprehensive resource for insights on adoption, foster care, and kinship care. Get help with adoption assistance, the US adoption tax credit, adoption practice enhancements, or get customized training for your family or agency’s needs.
  • Support: You’re not alone on this journey. Families Rising connects adoptive parents with support groups and more support systems in your area. In Minnesota, we proudly operate Families Rising MN.
  • Advocate: Creating positive changes for children and families. We guide those who want to be advocates, build networks for effective advocacy, and continuously champion crucial reforms in child welfare.

Become a member today!

Every family’s story is important. Whether you’re seeking support as a parent, growing as a child welfare professional, or a young person looking to make a difference in child welfare, we’re here for you. Together, we can ensure every child and family thrives.

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Resource library

Find resources, advocacy tools, and support materials for your family or organization.

Custom training

We partner with diverse organizations to bring you customized training led by adoption and foster care experts for parents, professionals, and group leaders.

Families Rising News

Stay informed with the latest news and insights on foster care and adoption issues in the US and Canada. Explore our news posts and don’t forget to subscribe to our e-newsletter for direct updates.

Annual Conference

Don’t miss our Families Rising Adoption and Foster Care Conference, tailored for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents, child welfare professionals, and those with lived experience in adoption and foster care. Join expert-led workshops to address diverse needs in this vital community.