Department of Children and Families
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) works in partnership with families and communities to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.
In most cases, DCF is able to provide support and services to keep children safe with parents or family members. When necessary, DCF provides foster care or finds new permanent families for children through kinship, guardianship or adoption.
Learn more: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-children-families