Foster Care

Healthy Foster Care America - Click to download resource document: May is National Foster Care Month

Children and teens in foster care have a high prevalence of chronic medical, dental, mental health, developmental, and educational issues requiring that they receive more frequent and detailed health monitoring than other children and teens.

Healthy Foster Care America

Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA) is a website created by the AAP Section on Foster Care and Adoption and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care. It includes many resources for foster parents, case workers and health care providers of children in Foster Care.

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Healthy Children.org is the only parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young

Resource Locator

For provider and family specific resources, click on your county in the map. Local, state, and national resources will be shown.

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  • Statewide County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

  • Androscoggin County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

  • Aroostook County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC)

    Outpatient Locations in Aroostook County:

    • 43 Hatch Drive, 3rd Floor, Caribou • (207) 493-3361
    • 104 East Main Street, Fort Kent • (207) 834-3186
    • 11 Mill Street, Houlton • (207) 532-65-23
    • 88 Fox Street, Suite 101, Madawaska • (207) 728-6341
    • One Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle • (207) 764-3319

    Outpatient Locations in Hancock County:

    • 710 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, (207) 667-6890

    Outpatient Locations in Washington County:

    • 127 Palmer Street, Calais, (207) 454-0232
    • 14 Steve’s Lane, Marshfield, (207) 255-0996

    County Behavioral Medicine

    Substance abuse and mental health facility

    Outpatient Location in Aroostook County:

    • 34 North Street, Suite 6, Presque Isle • (207) 554-2600, Fax: (207) 554-2872, Email: info@countybmed.org

    DHHS District Office Locations

    Caribou Office -

    30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100
    Caribou, ME 04736-2060
    Telephone: (207)493-4000
    Fax: (207) 493-4001

    Toll-free: 1-800-432-7366
    caribou.dhhs@maine.gov

    Fort Kent Office -

    139 Market Street, Suite 109
    Fort Kent, ME 04743-1149
    Telephone: (207)834-1000
    Fax: (207) 834-1001

    Toll-free: 1-800-432-7340
    fortkent.dhhs@maine.gov

    Houlton Office -

    11 High Street
    Houlton, ME 04730-2012
    Telephone: (207)532-5000
    Fax: (207) 532-7995

    Toll-free: 1-800-432-7338
    houlton.dhhs@maine.gov

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

  • Cumberland County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    Spurwink Portland Clinic

    Provides care for children placed in care through the Biddeford and Portland DHHS offices. Serves York, Oxford, and Cumberland counties.

    Spurwink Services
    901 Washington Ave., Suite 100
    Portland, ME 04103
    207.871.1200

  • Franklin County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

  • Hancock County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC)

    Outpatient Locations in Aroostook County:

    • 43 Hatch Drive, 3rd Floor, Caribou • (207) 493-3361
    • 104 East Main Street, Fort Kent • (207) 834-3186
    • 11 Mill Street, Houlton • (207) 532-65-23
    • 88 Fox Street, Suite 101, Madawaska • (207) 728-6341
    • One Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle • (207) 764-3319

    Outpatient Locations in Hancock County:

    • 710 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, (207) 667-6890

    Outpatient Locations in Washington County:

    • 127 Palmer Street, Calais, (207) 454-0232
    • 14 Steve’s Lane, Marshfield, (207) 255-0996

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • Oxford County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    Spurwink Portland Clinic

    Provides care for children placed in care through the Biddeford and Portland DHHS offices. Serves York, Oxford, and Cumberland counties.

    Spurwink Services
    901 Washington Ave., Suite 100
    Portland, ME 04103
    207.871.1200

  • Penobscot County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • Piscataquis County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • Sagadahoc County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

  • Washington County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC)

    Outpatient Locations in Aroostook County:

    • 43 Hatch Drive, 3rd Floor, Caribou • (207) 493-3361
    • 104 East Main Street, Fort Kent • (207) 834-3186
    • 11 Mill Street, Houlton • (207) 532-65-23
    • 88 Fox Street, Suite 101, Madawaska • (207) 728-6341
    • One Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle • (207) 764-3319

    Outpatient Locations in Hancock County:

    • 710 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, (207) 667-6890

    Outpatient Locations in Washington County:

    • 127 Palmer Street, Calais, (207) 454-0232
    • 14 Steve’s Lane, Marshfield, (207) 255-0996

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    The Key Clinic, PCHC Pediatrics

    Provides comprehensive medical evaluations for children from Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.

    Penobscot Pediatrics
    1068 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
    207-947-0147

  • York County Resources

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

    Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine provides support and resources for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Resources include education, training, and guidance.

    Fostering Health

    Developed by an AAP multidisciplinary panel of experts, Fostering Health has been designed for use by medical, mental health, and developmental health care professionals, as well as foster parents, social welfare agencies, members of the legal community, health insurance agencies, and policy makers.

    Information for Grandfamilies - Kinship Care

    F.A.C.T., Families and Children Together, has compiled a guide of resources for aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members caring for kids. This document includes information about support services as well as helpful tips.

    Spurwink Portland Clinic

    Provides care for children placed in care through the Biddeford and Portland DHHS offices. Serves York, Oxford, and Cumberland counties.

    Spurwink Services
    901 Washington Ave., Suite 100
    Portland, ME 04103
    207.871.1200

Contact Information:

Maine AAP Foster Care Committee • Chair: Andrea Tracy, MD, FAAP

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