Our Mission

At Four Oaks our mission is to recruit and retain stable, nurturing, and diverse foster and adoptive families to keep children safe from further trauma and assist them in their transition to permanency. We are, however, not a child placement agency. We are here to help and support you along the way!

Interested in fostering or adopting a child?

Becoming a foster or adoptive parent is full of rewards and challenges. We know you have lots of questions, and we’re excited to help you answer them! Here you’ll learn about kids in foster care, the licensing process, your support team and how to get started.

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Meet Our Kids

Ways to Support

Even if you aren’t ready to become a foster or adoptive parent, there are many ways you can support Iowa children and families! Learn more about how to raise awareness, volunteer, or make a donation.

News & Updates

Train the Trainer Sexual Assault Prevention

May 8th, 2019|

https://iowacasa.salsalabs.org/prevention-train-the-trainer-2019/index.html The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault invites individuals who provide formal or informal support and education for parents to grow their skills in preventing [...]

Resources for Families with children with special needs

April 24th, 2019|

Backyard Camping for Kids with Disabilities https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/backyard-camping-for-kids-with-disabilities/ Playground Tips for Children with Special Needs http://nofault.com/2018/12/playground-tips-for-children-with-special-needs/ Teaching Swimming to Children with Disabilities: Benefits & Safety Precautions [...]

AMP videos for Transitioning Youth

December 17th, 2018|

Here is a flyer and link for new educational videos AMP created for transitioning youth. There are 5 or 6 videos that cover topics such [...]