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.

Proposed NFPA Position Statement on Adoptee Access to Birth Certificates

NFPA voting members will receive an email or postcard asking them to vote to approve or disapprove a proposed position statement titled Adoptee Access to Original Birth Certificates and Information about their Origins.

See the Position Statement page to read the proposed statement and all approved position statements.

NFPA Change of Address

NFPA will be changing it's mailing address August 1, 2015. Please note the new NFPA address will be:

1102 Prairie Ridge Trail,
Pflugerville, TX  78660

Thanks to the Convention Attendees!

Thanks to all who attended the 45th Annual NFPA Convention.  Everyone had a great time.  There was a lot of learning, fun, and meeting new friends.

Don't forget to mark you calendar for the 2016 NFPA Convention on June 22-25, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

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 partners 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

12 Sep 2015 6:00 PM (CDT) • Loxley Park, 4198 S Hickory St, Loxley, AL
02 Oct 2015 • Omni Park West Hotel, Dallas, Texas
07 Nov 2015 12:00 PM (PST) • Bill Briare Family Park, 650 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV
09 Nov 2015 • Las Vegas, NV
10 Nov 2015 (EST) • Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
22 Jun 2016 • Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas, NV


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