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Fostering NC

A learning site for North Carolina foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers.

What We Do
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Shared Parenting

In these videos, former foster parent Donna Foster explains shared parenting in foster care, discusses common challenges, and offers advice to foster parents.   Part 1 (2 min.) Part 2 (2 min.) Part 3 (2 min.)

Kinship Caregiver Resources

This new page features a collection of courses and other resources of special interest to kinship caregivers. Visit…

Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

This course teaches North Carolina resource parents how to keep children and youth safe before, during, and after disasters. (1 hr.) Take course…

Suicide and Self-Injury in Children and Teens

This 1-hour course helps resource parents understand suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in children and adolescents and teaches them how to respond. Take course…

What We Do

On‐Demand Courses

The short courses, all of which are free, are available any time and include a certificate of completion learners can share with their supervising agencies.
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The following topics are helpful for all parents and caregivers.

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Video content on a range of topics.

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The following are key resources for North Carolina’s foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers.

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Frequently Asked Questions about becoming an foster or adoptive parent.

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About FosteringNC

Learn about FosteringNC, our partners and supporters.

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Foster parents are encouraged to talk in advance to their supervising agency about obtaining  training credit through

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