The National Voice of Foster Parents


BECOME A
FOSTER PARENT

In foster care, children are provided with a safe, nurturing, loving family for a temporary period of time.

          • It's Challenging
          • It's Rewarding
          • It's Life Changing


GET INVOLVED

NFPA has an important mission to support the care givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth.  What can you do?

    • Volunteer - As a volunteer based organization, NFPA relies on people like you.  Join one of our committees, volunteer to support our events, or even help provide content for our website
    • Join the Friends of NFPA - make a monthly donation pledge and be recognized for your on-going support.
    • Donate - Make a one-time donation by check or credit card. 
    • Become a Member - membership is open to any individual concerned with the welfare of children in the foster care system.

WALK ME HOME

Walk Me Home.... to the place I belong is the signature fund-raising and awareness event for foster care in America. We know not everyone can be a foster parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 513,000 children in foster care. 

This year thousands and thousands of walkers will participate in Walk Me Home events across the country, raising funds to support the life changing programs and activities of foster care associations throughout the United States.  

Learn more about how to get involved here

ABOUT NFPA

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1972 as a result of the concerns of several independent groups that felt the country needed a national organization to meet the needs of foster families in the United States.

Today, NFPA has grown from an original group of 926 foster parents, 210 social workers and 59 other professionals to an organization that represents thousands of foster families nationwide through foster parent affiliates.

This mission of the NFPA is to be a respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.



Call for Presenters

Share Your Ideas, Knowledge, and Experience!

The 2018 National Foster Parent Association Annual Education Conference, in partnership with the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association,  will be held June 28 – July 1, 2018, at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida.  We are currently accepting innovative proposals for presenters and value your participation in our amazing annual conference.

We encourage proposals that relate to the conference theme while being useful for our conference participants: typically foster, kinship, and adoptive families, and child welfare and mental health professionals.  Strategies for advocacy, both legislative and family focused, are welcome.

Get All the Details  |  Submit Your Proposal

See You in Florida!






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The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes 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 support and a permanent family.

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