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.

All Aboard - 2015 NFPA Convention

You will not want to miss the 45th Annual NFPA Convention. Not only will you receive a maximum of 23 training hours, you will find support and friendships to last a lifetime. We have also arranged discounts for local events and sites. Check out our daily schedule.  Registration closes June 15th. Register to join us today!

Children whose Families Foster

NFPA is creating a new committee to address issues raised by children whose families foster.
The committee is seeking foster parents, agency professionals and other that work with foster families to join this new committee.

NFPA Kinship Committee

NFPA cares about kin!  If you are a kinship caregiver or working with relatives taking care of their younger family members and interested in kinship care policy, program, and practice issues, please join NFPA’s new Kinship Care Committee. Email us at for more information.

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:

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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

13 Jun 2015 9:00 AM (EDT) • Tennessee Riverpark, Chattanooga, TN
25 Jun 2015 4:30 PM (EDT) • Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA
27 Jun 2015 9:00 AM (CDT) • Overton Park, Memphis, TN


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