About this resource

The mission of Foster Care Alumni of America is to connect the foster care alumni community and to transform policy and practice.

At FCAA we base all of our planning and decision-making on the following core values:


We understand the pressing importance of improving the foster care system—as a whole and for each individual child. We draw on this urgency to fuel our inspiration and passion for supporting the well-being of people in and from foster care.


We value new ideas and creativity in improving the lives of people who share the foster care experience, and we promote the multiple areas of perspective and expertise brought by our members and our allies.


Our organization constantly follows the highest ethical standards and is accountable to alumni and our allies for meeting our mission with integrity. Additionally, we hold those who are responsible for practice and policy in child welfare to the highest standards and support them in meeting those standards.


We appreciate and honor our differences and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We value multiple perspectives and create a culture where our differences are an asset.


We cannot accomplish our mission alone. We support connections and collaboration within the alumni community and with other individuals and organizations by building meaningful and effective partnerships. We maintain our autonomy from child welfare organizations in order to promote true collaboration.


We consistently function with hopefulness and optimism about people in and from foster care, as well as the system itself. We bring the love we have for people who share the foster care experience to inspire and motivate our efforts every day.

6503 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60626
United States