Alaska Center for Resource Families

A project of Northwest Resource Associates

Want to become a foster or adoptive parent? 

Looking for support and resources after adoption?

Call (800) 478-7307 or (866) 478-7307

(907) 479-7307


We provide support and training to Alaska’s resource families – foster, adoptive, relative caretakers and guardianship families.  We seek to work in collaboration with the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services, Tribes, and others involved in the foster care and adoptive systems.   We welcome all prospective parents regardless of race, age, sex, marital status, religious beliefs, physical disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.Parenting 911: When things get tough



What's Happening in Alaska...

ACRF Is Hiring in Mat Su


ACRF is hiring for a  Family Support Specialist in Wasilla  (Full time.)   This position works with foster and adoptive families and comes with benefits.   Interested in joining a great team?   For more information, click on the link for a job description and send a cover letter and resumesto Director Aileen McInnis at or mail to ACRF, 840 K Street, Anchorage, Alaska  99501.  


Tiny Training Bytes

Tiny Training Bytes— doing your training a bite at a time…  Our latest micro-training is focused on “Tobacco, Marijuana, and E-Cigarette/Vaping Use in the Foster Home.”   Try a Byte HERE.



Check Out Our Newest Audio Courses!

Fostering the Sexually Abused Child, Pt. 2 (Dealing with Sexually Acting Out) (July 24, 2018)

Negotiating Social Media With Your Teen  (May 23, 2018)

Fostering the Sexually Abused Child, Part 1  (June 12, 2018)


Increase in Foster Care Stipend to Begin July 1, 2018.

On July 1 child foster care rates will be increasing.  If you currently have a child placed in your home, you will notice an increase with the upcoming foster care payment relase of August 19, 2018.  The following letter will be mailed out to all licensed foster parents in Alaska.  LETTER RE:INCREASE IN RATES


Online Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training Available

Alaska Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training  This course was developed by the Children's Justice Act Task Force and The State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services to guide mandatory reporters of child maltreatment. Foster parents are mandatory reporters. Complete the course “Test Your Knowledge” and send a copy of your Certificate of Completion for a total of 3.0 hours credit.

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