Family Support

AASK programs and services for your adoptive or foster family are in most cases free of charge. Most programs are open to all families with a child from the child welfare system. We are dedicated to your success as a family. AASK support programs include:

    Frequent Trainings and Classes – Led by a variety of experts and topics to give you usable new skills and knowledge, these trainings are free of charge to all interested individuals and families. They are held twice each month, one on a Friday night with free dinner and babysitting included, and one on a weekday, for families who are thinking about adopting, in the process of adopting, and those who have adopted either recently or long ago. See training schedule and register for an event.

    Award-winning Camp ALWAYS (A Life With Adoption Yields Success), a five-day family retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Learn more about Camp ALWAYS

    The Dorothy & Robert DeBolt Scholarship – for college-bound California youth who were adopted through the foster care system Download application.

    For AASK families, free tickets to sports games, concerts and other family entertainment. If you’re an AASK family and not already receiving our email blasts, please send an email to

    Find recommended books, therapists, services, etc. for adoptive families at: Family Resources

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