AOK Resources for Foster & Adoptive Families

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Whatever type of family you are, AOK is here for you.

We offer community connections, concrete resources, and ongoing supports just for you - whether you’re new to fostering or a seasoned parent, whether you’re caring for kin or caring for a child you just met. Whether you’re hoping to provide a short term landing pad to a child in need, or planning to make a forever commitment through adoption. Our programming helps both foster and adoptive families make sense of their roles, best support the children in their care, and help one another through this most unique journey.

Being a foster parent is one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of a lifetime—one that people don’t understand unless they’ve been there. We are your village.

Adopting through foster care is far more than a logistical and legal process – it’s an extraordinarily emotional and complicated one as well. At AOK, we’ve been there. And we’re here for you.

Take time to explore our many offerings for both foster and adoptive families, and be in touch for any additional needs.

AOK Connect

Our private Facebook group draws you instantly into our circle of practical support where you’re able to reach out 24/7.

Social & Community Events

Learn about our fun opportunities to connect with other foster families and to raise awareness of our work.

AOK Welcome Sessions

AOK Welcome Sessions, held quarterly, introduce recently licensed foster and preadoptive families to a world of resources—and to one another.

The AOK Community Closet

The AOK Community Closet provides gently used clothing, toys, furnishings, and gear to foster families.

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.

The AOK Podcast

Tune in to the AOK Podcast, in which AOK Founders Marianna Litovich and Kyle Belanger bring a lively and unique take to foster-care matters.

The AOK Blog

The AOK Blog brings you fresh insights on topics related to foster care and adoption.

AOK also provides additional information specifically for foster parents