The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their heart and their home to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US.
NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves a permanent family.
November is National Adoption Month
Join the National Foster Parent Association in celebrating National Adoption Month! This is a time to bring attention to more than 102,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families. The Children's Bureau
sponsors the National Adoption Month initiative through a partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway.
President Obama released this proclamation
announcing National Adoption Month. The theme for this year's national initiative, "Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections," pays tribute to the unique bond between siblings.
Visit the National Adoption Month website
that offers a variety of resources for professionals, adoptive families, birth parents, adoptees, and youth.
NFPA 2015 Convention
Call for Presenters
The Call for Presenters is now open for the 2015 NFPA Convention. This years education event takes place June 25-28, 2015 at the Sheraton Waterside in Norfolk, VA. Learn more here.
Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act
The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, PL 113-183, was signed by President Obama on September 29. This link highlights some important parts of the act that affect foster, adoptive and kinship families.
Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Highlights
NFPA Announces partnership with Advocates for Families First
The NFPA is proud to be partnering with Advocates for Families First. Additionally, Advocates For Families First is a collaboration of the North American Council on Adoptable Children & Generations United.
To learn more about Advocates for Families First and to read their policy agenda please view their website: Advocatesforfamiliesfirst.org
NFPA partners with FosterParentCollege.com
The National Foster Parent Association is pleased to partner with FosterParentCollege.com, a premier provider of online education for foster families.
Get more information
about online training with FosterParentCollege.com