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

About our committee

Welcome to the National Foster Parent Association's Committee on LGBTQ Families and Youth.  This committee is made up of volunteers that give their time and experience to help ensure that the NFPA provides the best possible support and information to its membership on the issues and experiences of LGBTQ parents and youth.  Our goals are to identify and pass along helpful resources, encourage a welcoming and affirming culture at the NFPA in general and help other organizations to do the same, stay abreast of the latest research and information on LGBTQ issues, and provide individual advocacy and support to the NFPA members and organizations as they work to support youth and families in their service areas.


Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

This factsheet was written for foster parents to help them learn about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks they face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks. The factsheet outlines specific actions that foster parents can take to create a welcoming home for all youth in their care and to promote youths' health and well-being in the community. Also included are links to many resources for more information and support.

Resource by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Join Us

Interested in becoming part of the National Foster Parent Association's Committee on LGBTQ Families and Youth?  We would love to have your expertise benefit our membership and outreach programs.  There are a couple of steps to get you set up:

  • Subscribe to our email list
  • Committee members need to be an individual member of the NFPA.  Check your membership level or join today.
  • Fill out a quick data sheet and then our leadership will reach out to you with all the information! 

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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