The National Voice of Foster Parents

What is Walk Me Home

Walk Me 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 parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 513,000 children in foster care. This year thousands and thousands of walkers will participate in Walk Me Home events across the country, raising funds to support the life changing programs and activities of foster care associations throughout the United States.

Walk Me Home is a 5K (3.1 mile) walk
that almost everyone can do.

How do I join a walk

To join or donate to an already scheduled walk, go to the Walk Me Home site at

How can I become involved

Your involvement can be simple and quick. Just contact us at or call 512.775.9781 and create a team of family members, friends, classmates, or business associates and join in the fun.

If there is not a walk near you, we'll help you set one up.  Contact us at or call 512.775.9781

If you cannot walk, you can financially sponsor a walker or a team. You can also donate to the National Walk Me Home by making a donation to the National Foster Parent Association.

Why Walk Me Home

Walk Me Home…to the place I belong has been created for a threefold purpose; generate awareness of foster care, recruit and retain foster families and to raise much needed funds to support the programs and services of the foster care associations nationwide.  Several states are conducting multiple Walks and it is expected that over 100 Walks will be conducted from May through October.

Who Are We

The National Foster Parent Association and the Affiliates it represents supports the 513,000 children in foster care nationwide through a network of state, county and local associations and support groups that have responsibility for caring for the children who have had to be removed from their birth homes. Foster families care for these children until they can be returned to their birth families or become adopted.

Find Out More

Find out more about foster care and potentially becoming a foster parent at:

Get Inspired!

Listen to the Official Theme Song of Walk Me the place I belong.  This song was written for the National Foster Parent Association and its signature special event by Jaime Fox, Si Hill and Bruce Wallace and is performed by Jaime Fox.

Jaime Fox - Walk Me Home

And watch this inspiring video from Derek Clark - a former foster child - who supports Walk Me Home and NFPA with his music and videos.

Derek Clark - I love my Foster Mom and Dad (Walk me Home)

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. 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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