The Citadel Adoption and Foster Care System is a Council Approved system of caring for children who are orphaned through war, crime and other situations. Children placed in CAFCS are given up to four months in each foster home (usually in different locations) in order to maximize chance of adoption, which is the system's primary goal. However, it has been argued that this effects children negatively. Because of the need for such a large number of foster families, CAFCS offers monetariey benefits to participants, although critics have claimed this increases the chance of child neglect and abuse.

The most prevalent species of child in CAFCS is human, followed by Vorcha, as stigma associated with these species makes them less desirable for adoption.