The National Voice of Foster Parents

National Foster Parent Association

Supporting foster, adoptive and kinship parents nationally.

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.

Play It Forward - Win a free playset

Members of NFPA can win a free indoor or outdoor playset from CedarWorks.  Up to ten families will win a top quality playset for their family to enjoy.  Apply by March 16th.

Click here to see the rules and application form for the CedarWorks Play It Forward program.  Not a member of NFPA?  Join now.

2014 Tax Guide

The 2014 NFPA Tax Guide for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers is available for NFPA members.  Not a member?  Join now for access to the guide.

NFPA Youth Scholarship

The NFPA Youth Scholarship is accepting applications until March 9, 2015.  This $500 scholarship is available to foster, adopted, and biological youth of currently licensed foster parents who are members of NFPA.

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:

NFPA partners with

The National Foster Parent Association is pleased to partner with, a premier provider of online education for foster families.

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Interested in becoming a foster parent?

Check out our Becoming a Foster Parent page to learn more and see if foster parenting might be a good fit for you and your family.

Upcoming Events

06 Mar 2015 • Adventureland Inn - Altoona, IA
10 Apr 2015 • Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
24 Apr 2015 8:00 AM • Seasons, 155 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103
27 Apr 2015 • Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
01 May 2015 • Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, 625 North Road, Groton, CT 06340
07 May 2015 • Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center
15 May 2015 • Great Wolf Lodge: 20500 Old Highway 99 Southwest, Centralia, WA 98531


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