FOSTER CARE SUPPORT

The Foster Care Support program at DC127 supports kinship, foster, and adoptive families to provide stability for children in their care. DC127 also seeks to be a safe space to learn more about foster care and explore becoming a foster parent.

How We Serve

Support for Kinship and Foster Families

  • Tabitha’s Closet - clothing, hygiene supplies, and other needed items for children
  • Parent’s Day Out short-term respite events
  • Workshops accredited by the Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA)
  • Family fun days
  • Community with other kinship and foster families in the city
  • Prayer and regular check-ins

A Safe Space to Learn More

  • Foster parent information sessions
  • Resources as you discern your next steps
  • Connection to the Child & Family Services Agency (CFSA) to become licensed

Foster care information sessions

People interested in fostering are invited to attend DC127’s Foster Care Information Session, where participants get an inside look at what it takes to become a foster parent in the District. DC127 works directly with Child and Family Services, D.C.'s child welfare agency, to facilitate the information sessions. The information session is the first step for parents to become licensed in D.C. 

Whether fostering or adopting, DC127 connects parents to various supports around the DMV to continue learning the best ways to care for a new child in their home, as well as for themselves. We also provide in-house, industry-led trainings for foster and adoptive parents on topics such as trauma-informed care, de-escalation, supporting youth's developmental growth, and more. In partnership with Foster and Adoptive Parenting Advocacy Center (FAPAC), foster parents have advocacy support, access to resources, and have a supportive community. 

tabitha's closet

For more information, contact Emery Lambert, Foster Care Support Coordinator at emery@dc127.org