The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families’ lending library is a collection of books, tapes, and DVDs, as well as instantly downloadable newsletters and tip sheets, about a wide variety of topics related to foster care and adoption.

Wisconsin families and professionals are welcome to check out physical materials from our library (electronic items are available to all on demand). Materials requested will be shipped to you with a postage-paid return envelope. You can help us serve more people by sending along a check for the amount of postage if possible. You may check out four (4) items at a time and keep them for three (3) weeks.

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Partners Newsletter

We publish the Partners newsletter three times a year. Each issue focuses on a specific theme or topic related to foster care and/or adoption, and includes articles, resources, success stories and more for readers. Partners can be downloaded and printed for easy sharing. If you would like to be notified via email when a new issue has been published, please join our Partners Newsletter mailing list.

Partners: Coalition 101

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families 101 We often find that, depending on who you are and how you have come to know us, you may or may not know everything we have to offer. Also, we know so many of you are our “champions,” the folks who let others know that we are a […]

Partners: Building Networks of Support

Building Networks of Support and Care In this issue of Partners, we chose to focus on building networks of support and care around you. We know that no one can exactly understand anyone’s specific journey or stress, but families built through adoption and foster care share some similar experiences, and it can be very important to know […]

Partners: Focus on Fathers

Focus on Fathers This issue of Partners focuses on the theme of fatherhood. We wanted to write about this topic because we know that the significant role a father can play in the life of his children is not always discussed, and we want to acknowledge that men are taking on more and more active roles in the lives of […]

Partners: Siblings

Siblings After reviewing the articles for this issue of Partners, I found this quote on Pinterest that, to me, wonderfully summed up and described the challenges faced by many children and youth touched by foster care or adoption: “Siblings are supposed to be there for you from cradle to grave. Relationships with them are most […]

Partners: Kinship Care

Kinship Care We are dedicating this issue to all the wonderful relatives who step up and care for their kin. Over the past five or more years, a greater emphasis has been placed on keeping children connected to their birth families. And we know that many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings have answered the call to help, […]

Partners: Forgiveness

Forgiveness In this issue of Partners, we chose to write about one of the more challenging topics related to adoption and foster care: the topic of “forgiveness.” It is something we all know is needed and necessary to create peace for ourselves and others; however, when hurts and disappointments run deep and over several years, it can be […]

Partners: Exploring Culture

Exploring Culture In the world of adoption and foster care, we often talk about transracial and transcultural families; those families made up of members representing different ethnic groups or racial backgrounds. But, in truth, while many adoptive families are transracial, all families are transcultural. Even in families where there is no history of foster care or adoption, […]

Partners: Family Tool Kits

Family Tool Kits In this issue of Partners, we chose to focus on the stories of other families and their versions of the “tool boxes” they have used to this point on their journeys. Our hope is that their stories and ideas help provide inspiration, comfort, and hope on your journey. Download: Partners Fall 2015 Author: Coalition […]

Partners: Family Connections

Family Connections We focused on family connections for this issue of Partners, because, in the world of adoption and foster care, the thoughts, feelings, and associated meanings about family and connections are not only different from others but, at times, complicated. While working through the challenges of helping children stay connected, we hope each and every one of […]