Welcome to your circle of support.

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Whether you’re caring for your first child or your 31st, AOK is here for you.

We’ve got the personal connections, the comprehensive resources, and the savvy support you need to make this journey a joyful one, solving the very real dilemmas that arise along the way.

And if you’re considering becoming a foster parent, are interested in volunteering to support foster families, or want to learn more about the foster-care system in Massachusetts, you’re also in the right place.

Pull up a chair and a cup of tea and spend some time getting to know us. Once you’ve visited, we hope you’ll join us and come back often. Our door is open.

The AOK Fostering Guidebook

It Takes A Village, AOK’s commonsense guidebook to foster care in Massachusetts, is a resource you’ll use again and again.

The AOK Coloring Book

The AOK Coloring Book, created by cartoonist, writer, and researcher Sally Campbell Galman, is a lighthearted treat to enjoy with your foster child.

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Getting involved

Opportunities for the community to support foster and adoptive families and their children

Insights on child welfare in Massachusetts

Data and answers to frequently asked questions