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

    • 01-May-2016
    • 31-May-2016
    • Across the US

    May is National Foster Care Month!

    Learn what you can do at https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/

    • 05-May-2016
    • 07-May-2016
    • Albany Marriott, Albany, NY

    Changing Landscape

    See the conference web page for more information

    27th Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference
    Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2016 • Albany Marriott
    Featuring Charlie Appelstein and Regina Kupecky

    Changing Landscape, the 2016 New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference presented by the Coalition will focus on emerging trends and recent legislation that will transform the practice of foster care and adoption in the coming decade. Eighteen years since the passage and implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, last year’s passage of the federal Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, the rise in number of kinship placements, the growth in open adoptions, the concepts of normalcy and prudent parenting, and the future implementation of New York State Medicaid Managed Care will provide opportunities for families and professionals to reimagine foster care and adoption.

    The 27th annual Coalition conference will offer participants an opportunity to become current on law and policy, learn new skills and strategies to work with families and children, network with other parents and professionals and provide parents and professionals alike with tools and resources to explore possibilities for change. Nationally known keynote speakers and experts in child welfare and will share their expertise and vision for the future in thirty different workshop presentations.


    • 07-May-2016
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Bicentennial Mall State Park, Nashville, TN

    The 9th 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 8,000 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.

    Please visit the Tennessee Walk Me Home - Nashville webpage for more information.

    • 14-May-2016
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Maryville/Aloca Greenbelt, Alcoa, TN

    The 9th 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 8,000 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.

    Please visit the Tennessee Walk Me Home - East webpage for more information.

    • 14-May-2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • Oklahoma City, OK

    Foster Family Awareness Month Event

    Foster Care and Adoptive Association of Oklahoma will be having a 'WALK' on the Skydance Bridge May 14th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  This will be a symbolic walk to bring awareness to the fostering community for Foster Parent Month.  Foster Families Bridging into the Future!


    Skydance Bridge will be illuminated May 7th for Foster Care Month...so go take pictures!
    Please read the flyer below for information on the "WALK"  

    All Foster/Adoptive families, Social Workers and community Advocates, please share and plan to come. We want OK to know we care about the fostering community.
    Calling all agencies!!!!! We want you to set up a table. You will need to bring your own to this site. Please email me at lanaf73@gmail.com or call 405-808-6534

    Directions:

    It can be accessed from either downtown exit at Western Avenue or Robinson/Shields Avenue. From the Western Avenue exit, head east on SW 5th Street to Harvey Avenue and then south to SW 7th Street. There is on street metered parking at SW 7th Street and Harvey Avenue. From Robinson/Shields Avenue exit, head south to SW 10th Street, then head west to Harvey Avenue. There is also on street parking at this location.

    • 21-May-2016
    • (CDT)
    • All across the US!

    NFPA Virtual Walk Me Home... to the place I belong

    Click here to learn more and register for the national walk!

    Join the National Foster Parent Association in celebration of National Foster Care month by taking part in Walk Me Home ……to the place I belong. There are many walks taking place across the US and we ask that you support the ones in your area. For those not near a Walk we are giving you the opportunity to support Walk Me Home by participating in a Virtual Walk on May 21th, 2016 in your own home town, park, running/walking trail, etc. Where ever you choose. This will be a National Event for foster care and adoption that you can be a part of.

    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 you page. As you register you will be giving the opportunity to create or join an existing team. Proceeds from this Virtual walk will go to support the National Foster Parent Association’s efforts to support and advocate for parents and children all across the US. A portion will also be used to support the National Foster Parent Association Scholarship Fund.

    Click here to learn more and register for the national walk!

    • 21-May-2016
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Overton Park, Memphis, TN

    The 9th 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 8,000 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.

    Please visit the Tennessee Walk Me Home - Shelby webpage for more information.


    • 17-Jun-2016
    • 18-Jun-2016
    • Tyler, TX

    More information at http://www.tffa.org

    • 22-Jun-2016
    • (PDT)
    • 25-Jun-2016
    • (PDT)
    • Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

    Better Together: Collaborating for Kids!

    Convention Registration

    Registration Price: 

    Early bird rates!

    • $175 - NFPA members - join now for only $35.

    • $175 - National Kinship Alliance members - join now!

    • $225 - General registration
    Early registration ends May 15 - prices increase by $25
    Online registration ends June 13.  
    On-site registration after June 13  is $250 for all.
    Prices are per person for entire 3-1/2 day convention.

    $25 cancellation fee until June 13.
    No refunds after June 13.

    Important Notes:

    • NFPA Members can register two persons in the family at the NFPA member rate. 
    • NFPA State and Local Affiliate members, and Agency Members can register five persons at the NFPA member rate.
    • You can add additional persons by clicking the "Add Guest" button after the first registration.  Add the other person's email address so they will also receive a confirmation email.

    Schedule:  See the Convention Schedule (pdf) for details on when events start and end. 

    Workshops:  The workshop listing is included in the Convention Schedule.  It's really helpful to review the workshop listing and select your preferred workshops before you start the online registration.

    Hotel:

    Flamingo Hotel & Casino
    3555 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    See the Convention web page for group rates and reservation information.

    Additional Information:

    After you register, return to the convention registration page for information on other events and local travel.

    Questions or Comments?

    Email convention@nfpaonline.org or call 800-557-5238 with convention or registration questions.

    • 01-Sep-2016
    • 30-Sep-2016
    • Across the US

    September is National Kinship Care Month!

    Learn what you can do at http://kinshipalliance.org/

    • 17-Sep-2016
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Riverpark - Hubert Fry Center, Chattanooga, TN
    See the Tennessee Walk Me Home - Chattanooga walk web page for details.

    See the Walk Me Home page for general information.
    The 9th 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 7,776 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)
    • 01-Nov-2016
    • 30-Nov-2016
    • Across the US

    November is National Adoption Month!

    Learn what you can do at https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/

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