The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families’ free 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 for free (electronic items are available to all, for free, and 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.

Questions? Comments? Please e-mail

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: Transracial Adoption

Transracial Adoption In this issue of Partners, we’re tackling a tough topic. We are talking about race and parenting children and youth transracially. It’s a subject that can be challenging—certainly […]

Partners: On Trauma

On Trauma Some years ago, we spent an entire year focusing on the topic of trauma. So much has changed in the intervening years that we thought it was time to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]