Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents through networking, education and advocacy.

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FOSTER PARENT

In foster care, children are provided with a safe, nurturing, loving family for a temporary period of time.

          • It's Challenging
          • It's Rewarding
          • It's Life Changing




Click HERE to visit our Conference website and to register!

Here you'll find:

  • Registration for the event that starts June 23rd;
  • Links to purchase Agency Bundles;
  • And more!

It's not too late to take part in the conference! The sessions are available through late September, so you have plenty of time to enjoy all 18 sessions.

A special thank you goes to our Conference Friends!







May of '22 was National Foster Care Month. Visit our web page HERE to discover downloadable resources that are of value all year 'round!


Executive Director Arnie Eby met up with our esteemed former Executive Director Irene Clements and current President Karen Poteet at this year's CWLA Conference!  They are celebrating Foster, Adoptive and Kinship parents, and spreading the word about the NFPA mission and our upcoming Strength Conference.


Irene, Arnie and Karen at the CWLA Convention, 4/29/22


Executive Director Arnie Eby


 Irene Clements being honored at a CWLA Conference event for her years of service and significant contributions to Foster, Adoptive and Kinship parents.


Irene Clements with April Michelle Rivera-Curtis


Current President Karen Poteet with Former Executive Director Irene Clements


Arnold Eby Named New NFPA Executive Director


The Board of Directors of the National Foster Parent Association is pleased to announce the selection of Arnold Eby as our new Executive Director effective January 1, 2022.

Eby has already begun working with NFPA and our current Executive Director, Irene Clements, to affect a seamless administrative transition.

Eby is known as 'Mr. Arnold' to over 130 children in foster care that joined the Eby family over the years; ‘The Monster' in roughly one million (and counting) games of monster tag; and as just 'Arnie' to his friends. He has been married to his wife Donna for 30 years, and together they have been foster parents for over 20 years, including three foster children (ages 5, 7 & 9) through the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the parents to three daughters and three sons, four of which are adopted from the foster care system.

Arnie most recently served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Resource Parent Association (MRPA) and has been involved with MRPA in various capacities since its inception 17 years ago. He is also the past Chair of the Maryland Children’s Justice Act Committee, and serves on multiple other national, state, and local government committees, including as the current Public Policy Chair for the National Foster Parent Association. The NFPA is excited to bring Arnie's leadership and expertise onboard.

Please join us in welcoming Arnold “Arnie” Eby to the National Foster Parent Association!  


Paycom Software Donates $25,000 to the NFPA!



OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 1, 2021) – Paycom Software, Inc., (NYSE:PAYC), a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, donated $25,000 to The National Foster Parent Association to help provide foster families opportunities for advocacy, networking and education.

Read the full press release HERE.




Are you looking for quality training opportunities for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive parents that are ONLINE, FREE and targeted to your specific needs?

Then be sure to have a look at NFPAti! There are dozens of valuable training sessions that you can take - on your schedule, when it's convenient. 

You will receive a Training Certificate when each course is completed.

Visit the Training Institute now to enroll in the session - or sessions - that are of most value to YOU!


GET INVOLVED

NFPA has an important mission to support the care givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth.  What can you do?

    • Volunteer - As a volunteer based organization, NFPA relies on people like you.  Join one of our committees, volunteer to support our events, or even help provide content for our website
    • Join the Friends of NFPA - make a monthly donation pledge and be recognized for your on-going support.
    • Donate - Make a one-time donation by check or credit card. 
    • Become a Member - membership is open to any individual concerned with the welfare of children in the foster care system.

WALK ME HOME

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 parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 437,000 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.  

Learn more about how to get involved here

ABOUT NFPA

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1972 as a result of the concerns of several independent groups that felt the country needed a national organization to meet the needs of foster families in the United States.

Today, NFPA has grown from an original group of 926 foster parents, 210 social workers and 59 other professionals to an organization that represents thousands of foster families nationwide through foster parent affiliates.

This mission of the NFPA is to be a respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.


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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