The National Voice of Foster Parents

2018 Annual Conference

Join the National Foster Parent Association in partnership with the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association at our national learning conference for foster, kinship,  and adoptive parents, and child welfare professionals.  This is a great learning opportunity  and chance to meet parents from all over the United States.  You can receive your training hours, visit sunny Orlando with various entertainment options, and it is a great value!!

Workshop Offerings

Register Today!

Registration cost for NFPA members and Florida families is $175/person for the entire conference. 


Helen Stone Memorial Scholarship

The Helen Stone Memorial Scholarship is awarded to TEN (10) current foster, adoptive or kinship caregivers to provide assistance in attending the National Foster Parent Association education convention. Each scholarship is worth $500 to be used toward expenses in attending the conference June 28 - July 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida

Deadline to apply is April 27, 2018, and scholarships will be awarded by May 18, 2018. The funds will be available to you after you have paid the registration fee and arrived at the convention.  Apply Today

Hotel Reservations

Our host hotel is the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center Hotel in sunny Orlando, Florida.  Book your room here today, hotel reservation cutoff is May 26, 2018.

Queen Double - $129 | Standard King - $129 | King Deluxe - $149 | Executive Suite - $329 | Villa - $229


Ready to show your support for foster, kinship, and adoptive families at one of the largest annual gatherings?  Exhibitor registration is now open and closes on June 17, 2018.  Reserve your spot today!


Use this form to reserve your ad spot in the on-site conference guide that is provided to all convention attendees.  Reserve your pages today!

Schedule At A Glance

This years conference begins on Thursday, June 28, 2018 and closes on Sunday, July 1 at 11 AM.


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session

Starting & Sustaining Resource Family Support Organizations: Come learn from leaders of Resource Family support organizations across the country.  Our expert panel will provide practical information about how to start and more importantly how to be a sustainable foster, adoptive, and/or kinship family support organization. 

Topics include: Board development, collaboration, funding, innovative support programs, advocacy, and more.  All are welcome to attend.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome Ceremony

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions: A1-A5

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: B1-B5

6:00 PM

Champions Reception by Invitation Only


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions: C1-C5

10:45 AM - 12:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions: D1-D5

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Childcare Provided for Members of FSFAPA Only

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: E1-E9

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Plenary Session

6:30 PM

Walk Me Home Event

8:00 PM

Family Movie Night - Poolside 


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Childcare Provided for Members of FSFAPA Only

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast Plenary and NFPA and FSFAPA Annual Meetings

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions: F1-F9

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions: G1-G9

12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Luncheon Plenary and NFPA Buckle Raffle Winners Announced

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions: H1-H9

Evening Meeting and National Training and Development Initiative


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Childcare Provided for Members of FSFAPA Only

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakfast and Closing Plenary

The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US. The NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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