Carolina Family Connections

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3141 Amity Court
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28215
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Carolina Family Connections in Charlotte, NC provides foster care for children in need of out-of-home placement in a nurturing environment.

Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care for them. Often their families face issues such as illness, alcohol or drug addiction, or homelessness.

When the county Department of Social Services (DSS) believes a child is not safe and a judge agrees, DSS takes custody of that child and finds a foster home for him or her. Length of stay in foster care varies from a few days to much longer.

The foster family, DSS, and the birth family work together to return children to their own homes as quickly as possible. In cases where the child becomes free for adoption, foster parents may be considered as adoptive parents.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

The state requires that foster parents get licensed through their local Department of Social Services or a licensed private agency. These sources will be your best form of support. Through them, you'll receive training and have a point of contact for emergencies.

If you ever have questions, reach out to your case manager. They're trained to assist foster families and the children in their care.

The Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina is a statewide association that recruits new parents, provides training, and offers support. You can find training and webinars online. You can also read parenting tips, find your region, and more.

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit that provides training and education. Caregivers can also find free online training through the NFPA.

The NC Division of Social Services (NC DSS) is the agency in charge of overseeing the state's child welfare system. NC Kids assists new foster parents with the early stages of the process. You can find children awaiting adoption and access foster care and adoption support services.

It also helps to form connections with other foster families, especially those with years of experience. You may have questions or need advice from them. It can make you feel like you have someone on your side through your journey.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.7 / 5
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Angie Clontz
Jul 27, 2022

CFA is amazing organization for foster parents and children. The support they provide for both is superior. I would recommend them over and over again.

Rating: 5

Angela Rhodes
Apr 16, 2019

The directors are unprofessional, nasty over the phone, the biggest liars, lack in communicating accurate information and lack in marketing kids of your age preference. I only received calls for adoption, but not foster care. When I transferred I was very detailed that I was only interested in foster care. Also, this agency was in trouble with the state for hiring staff that were located over three hours away from their location.

Rating: 1

Katherine Noto
Nov 26, 2016

They were amazing. They held my hand from beginning to end. It is not a fast or easy process but with them in my corner it.made everything better!

Rating: 5