National Foster Parent Association

The respected voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive parents through Networking, Education and Advocacy.

What We Do

Our Mission is to be a respected National voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive parents through Networking, Education and Advocacy.

Who We Serve

We are 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.

We believe in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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Membership and donations allow us to create opportunities for connecting our Members and friends – with us, with each other, and through our legislative work, with lawmakers that impact those providing fostering, adoption and kinship parenting.

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Our Missions Are…

#1 Networking

One of our primary missions is to make connections between our Members, Foster Parents, other key organizations in the foster parenting arena, and with legislators.

#2 Education

We provide resources for Foster parents to learn from those with lived experience or gained expertise in all aspects of fostering. Our NFPA Training Institute is available 24×7, and our annual Education Conference allows parents to gather, learn and share.

#3 Advocacy

The NFPA represents the needs of parents with other organizations in the child welfare community, and in meetings with governmental agencies that impact the laws regarding foster parenting.

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Become a Member

The NFPA offers several membership levels to accommodate everyone in the foster care, adoptive care and child welfare community.

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Learn the basics of Foster Parenting

Discover how being a Foster Parent can have a positive impact on children in need of a safe, nurturing family for a temporary time.

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Get Training

Discover the many ways you can obtain training in the skills needed to be an effective Foster Parent.

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What can the NFPA do to support you in your Fostering, Adoptive, or Kinship journey?  Contact us for assistance, advice on resources, or to get connected with a local resource group in your State.