The National Voice of Foster Parents


Event Calendar

Do you have a foster care related event you would like to add to our calendar?  Email the details to editor (at) nfpaonline.org.  Be sure to include title, date, location and a summary.

Upcoming events

    • 30 May 2015
    • 02 Jun 2015
    • Sheraton - New Orleans

     The 2015 National CASA Conference will take place May 30 – June 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Learn more and book your hotel room online.

    Each year, more than 1,200 CASA and guardian ad litem staff, board members, volunteers, judges, attorneys and other child welfare professionals gather to connect with peers and learn from leaders in the field.

    • Learn from top-notch faculty leading more than 60 workshops and institutes
    • Be inspired by well-known general session speakers
    • Network with more than 1,200 like-minded volunteers and professionals

    Conference Goals
    •Strengthen Volunteer Voices: Build skills and acquire tools that will enhance your ability to speak up for abused and neglected children.
    •Develop Inclusive Practices: Expand your knowledge and skills while exploring practices that enable us to better serve all children in our communities and continue the journey towards cultural competency.
    •Build Leadership Skills: Increase your ability to sustain and expand your CASA/GAL program.
    •Renew Your Commitment: Fortify your spirit and resolve to effect change through talking with and listening to peers and presenters.

    • 30 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Buffalo Wild Wings, Gardendale, AL
    See the Walk Me Home Alabama page for more details.

    Join us for the 5th Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parent Association Walk for foster care and Adoption. Funds raised will go to help with needs of foster children in Alabama with much of it going toward Scholarships for foster children and children of Alabama Foster parents. Help us by registering and creating a fundraising page to ask you friends to help.

    Donations are tax deductible.

    Children registrations are free Adults $20. You get free registration if you get at least $20 in donations. 

    Everyone who registers gets a tee shirt.  If you need a size other than listed contact Buddy Hooper 256-507-3273 or email yddub84@aol.com

    Registration is $20* , which includes free t-shirt.

    Children 18 and under walk free and get a tee shirt

    *Get a FREE registration if you raise at least $20 in donations through a Donation Page.
    • 13 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Tennessee Riverpark, Chattanooga, TN
    See the Tennessee Walk Me Home - Chattanooga walk web page for details.

    See the Walk Me Home page for general information.
    The 8th Annual Walk Me Home 5K Walk/Run is sponsored by the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) in partnership with the Tennessee Foster Adoptive Care Association to raise awareness of the 7,830 children currently in foster care in Tennessee, to promote fostering and adoption, and most importantly raise funds for the Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund, which provides Tennessee foster children the opportunity to receive financial assistance for a variety of special needs and activities, such as camps, musical instruments/lessons, school/church trips, and medical assistive devices.

    Registration: 8am

    Walk/Run: 9am (this is an untimed event)
    • 25 Jun 2015
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA

    Join the National Foster Parent Association Conference Attendees by taking part in Walk Me Home to the place I belong on June 25th, 2015 at the Sheraton Waterfront, Norfolk, Virginia.

    http://www.firstgiving.com/walkmehome/norfolk2015

    This is a 3K walk, however you are free to walk a shorter distance if you choose. To join just click on the join button and pay $20 to register yourself as a supporter, this includes a special Walk Me Home tee shirt to be given out the day of the walk.

    We are asking each person who registers to create their own fundraising page and invite friends and relatives to donate to it. We are asking each person to set a goal of $100 for your page. As you register you will be given the opportunity to create or join an existing team.

    Proceeds from this walk will go to support the National Foster Parent Association’s efforts to support and advocate for parents and children all across the US. Registration with shirt size must be received by June 7th in order to guarantee the special tee shirt. Registrations received after June 7th will still receive the regular Walk Me Home tee shirt. If you require a shirt other than sizes offered youth s,m or adult s,m,l,xl,xxl, or xxxl email bhooper@nfpaonline.org with your size.

    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 or adoptive parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 400,000 children in foster care and the more than 100,000 children available for adoption.

    • 27 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Overton Park, Memphis, TN
    See the walk page - Tennessee Walk Me Home - Memphis

    The 7th Annual Walk Me Home 5K Walk/Run is sponsored by the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) in partnership with the Tennessee Foster Adoptive Care Association to raise awareness of the 8,136 children currently in foster care in Tennessee, to promote fostering and adoption, and most importantly raise funds for the Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund, which provides Tennessee foster children the opportunity to receive financial assistance for a variety of special needs and activities, such as camps, musical instruments/lessons, school/church trips, and medical assistive devices.

    See the Walk Me Home page for general information.

Past events

16 May 2015 2015 Duffels for Kids Walk
16 May 2015 Walk Me Home - East Tennessee
15 May 2015 Foster Parents Association of Washington State's 2015 Conference
07 May 2015 Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parent Association Annual Conference
02 May 2015 Walk Me Home - Nashville, TN
01 May 2015 Connecticut Association of Foster & Adoptive Parents Annual Conference
27 Apr 2015 Child Welfare League of America - National Conference
24 Apr 2015 Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine Annual Spring Conference: Seasons of Change; A Cohesive Approach to Transition
10 Apr 2015 South Carolina Foster Parent Association's 2015 Annual Training Conference
06 Mar 2015 Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association
27 Feb 2015 Effective Collaboration for System Improvement Webinar
29 Oct 2014 S.A.F.E. 2014: First Annual Global Sex-Trafficking Conference
11 Oct 2014 Maryland Resource Parent Association Conference
03 Oct 2014 North Dakota Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
27 Sep 2014 Walk Me Home - Tacoma, WA
27 Sep 2014 Walk Me Home - Mobile County, AL
26 Sep 2014 Texas Foster Family Association Annual Conference
17 Sep 2014 CWLA - National Kinship Care Conference
01 Sep 2014 Walk Me Home - Kitsap, WA
26 Aug 2014 27th Annual National Independent Living Conference
23 Jul 2014 2014 NACAC Conference
21 Jul 2014 NFPA Public Policy Chairman on Foster Talk with Dr. John radio show
19 Jul 2014 Walk Me Home - Knoxville, TN
25 Jun 2014 Advocates for Families First Policy Agenda
05 Jun 2014 2014 NFPA/FSFAPA National Education Conference
31 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Alabama Walk for Foster Care & Adoption
31 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Memphis, TN
31 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Cherokee County, NC
29 May 2014 Effective Legislative Advocacy Strategies
24 May 2014 Walk Me Home - NFPA National Virtual Walk
17 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Salem, OR
17 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Gig Harbor, WA
17 May 2014 Walk Me Home - North East Michigan
10 May 2014 Walk me Home - Tri-Cities, WA
10 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Chattanooga, TN
10 May 2014 FIREFLY Walk Me Home - Spokane, WA
08 May 2014 NYSCCC 25th Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference
05 May 2014 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
03 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Clark County, NV
03 May 2014 Walk Me Home - Nashville, TN
26 Apr 2014 Walk Me Home - Greater Birmingham AL
07 Apr 2014 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
05 Apr 2014 Walk Me Home - Russell County, AL
08 Mar 2014 Maryland Resource Parent Association Conference
07 Mar 2014 Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Assoc. Conference
03 Mar 2014 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
03 Feb 2014 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
06 Jan 2014 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
02 Dec 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
23 Nov 2013 Walk Me Home - Alabama
07 Nov 2013 NFPA Board and Affiliates Meetings
13 Oct 2013 Kinship Connections Foster Adoptive Parent Association Superhero Fun Run
07 Oct 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
05 Oct 2013 Walk Me Home - Yakima, WA
05 Oct 2013 Walk Me Home - Cullman County, AL
04 Oct 2013 North Dakota Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
28 Sep 2013 Walk Me Home - Spokane, WA
28 Sep 2013 Walk Me Home - Mobile County, AL
28 Sep 2013 Tennesse Walk Me Home - Knoxville
21 Sep 2013 Walk Me Home - Chattanooga, TN
18 Sep 2013 25th Silver Anniversary ATTACh Conference
09 Sep 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
07 Sep 2013 Walk Me Home - Deschutes County, OR
02 Sep 2013 Walk Me Home - Bremerton Blackberry Festival Walk
31 Aug 2013 Walk Me Home - Tacoma, WA
10 Aug 2013 Walk Me Home - Memphis, TN
05 Aug 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
21 Jun 2013 Annual Conference for Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
14 Jun 2013 6th Annual Fatherhood Solution Conference
08 Jun 2013 Walk me Home - Tri-Cities, WA
05 Jun 2013 2013 NFPA National Education Conference
18 May 2013 70's Disco & Dinner--A Foster Parent Appreciation Event
18 May 2013 Walk Me Home - Nashville, TN
18 May 2013 Duffels for Kids Walk
18 May 2013 Duffel for Kids Walk
11 May 2013 Walk, Stroll, and Roll for Foster Care
11 May 2013 Walk Me Home - KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Kansas
04 May 2013 A Day of Appreciation at Kualoa Ranch's "Secret Island"
01 May 2013 Kickoff Social: Fostering Change for Children
27 Apr 2013 Walk Me Home - Greater Birmingham 5K Run/Walk for Foster Care
27 Apr 2013 Maryland Resource Parent Association
11 Apr 2013 Foster Adoption Kinship Awareness Day
01 Apr 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
09 Mar 2013 Maryland Resource Parent Association Conference
04 Mar 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
04 Feb 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
19 Jan 2013 Mini Conference
07 Jan 2013 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
17 Nov 2012 Walk Me Home - Clark County, NV
03 Nov 2012 Walk Me Home Alabama
01 Nov 2012 NFPA Board and Affiliates Meetings
17 Oct 2012 Colorado State Foster Parent Assoc - Education Conference
06 Oct 2012 Tennesse Walk Me Home - Knoxville
01 Oct 2012 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
29 Sep 2012 Walk Me Home - Mobile County, AL
19 Sep 2012 ATTACh 24th Annual International Conference
15 Sep 2012 Adventure Bags Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser
14 Sep 2012 Texas Foster Family Association Training Conference
08 Sep 2012 Walk Me Home - Pierce County, WA
01 Sep 2012 Walk Me Home - Bremerton Blackberry Festival Walk
11 Aug 2012 Tennesse Walk Me Home - Memphis
06 Aug 2012 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
25 Jul 2012 NACAC Conference - Celebrating Families
02 Jul 2012 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
21 Jun 2012 "I Believe in ME" Foster Care Youth Conference
15 Jun 2012 2012 NFPA National Education Conference
26 May 2012 Walk Me Home - Arlington, TX
19 May 2012 Tennesse Walk Me Home - Nashville
18 May 2012 2012 Connecticut Assoc of Foster & Adoptive Parents Conference
17 May 2012 Foster Parent Appreciation and Recruitment Event - Findlay, OH
12 May 2012 Walk Me Home - KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Kansas
12 May 2012 Walk Me Home - Greater Birmingham 5K Walk for Foster Care
01 May 2012 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
12 Feb 2012 Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Annual Training Conference
03 Jan 2012 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
06 Dec 2011 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
10 Nov 2011 2011 NFPA Board Meeting (In Person)
19 Oct 2011 Colorado State Foster Parent Assoc Conference
06 Oct 2011 Texas Foster Family Association Conference
15 Sep 2011 4th National GrandRally for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children
10 Sep 2011 Tennesee Walk Me Home - Chattanooga
06 Sep 2011 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
05 Sep 2011 Bremerton Washington Walk Me Home
20 Aug 2011 Tennesee Walk Me Home - Memphis
10 Jul 2011 XVI Biennial International Foster Care Organization Conference
25 Jun 2011 Tennesee Walk Me Home - Knoxville
25 Jun 2011 2011 NFPA National Education Conference
05 Apr 2011 NFPA Board of Directors Meeting
01 Mar 2011 Board of Directors Meeting
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