The National Voice of Foster Parents

National Foster Parent Association

Supporting foster, adoptive and kinship parents nationally.

The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their heart and their home 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 a permanent family.

Play It Forward - Win a free playset!

We are excited to announce the opening of the 2016 “Play It Forward” Contest!  CedarWorks, a Maine-based custom play set company has partnered with the National Foster Parent Association for a 3rd year in a row to award several very deserving foster families with a free individualized custom indoor or outdoor play set.

Entries must be received by March 15, 2016 and all applicants must be current foster families and members of NFPA.

For a list of official rules and to submit your entry form, please go to CedarWorks - Play It Forward.

NFPA Youth Scholarship Open

NFPA is accepting applications for the 2016 NFPA Youth Scholarship until March 10, 2016.   This scholarship is for foster, adopted or birth children of NFPA members who are graduating from high school in 2016.

See the Youth Scholarship page for additional information.

Call for Presenters - 2016 NFPA & NKC Convention

We are accepting workshop proposals for the 2016 NFPA & NKC in Las Vegas, NV on June 22-25, 2016.  See the convention web page for details.

Position Statement on Adoptee Access to Birth Certificates

The members of NFPA have approved a new position statement titled Adoptee Access to Original Birth Certificates and Information about their Origins.

See the Position Statement page to read all of NFPA's position statements.

NFPA Change of Address

NFPA will be changing it's mailing address August 1, 2015. Please note the new NFPA address will be:

1102 Prairie Ridge Trail,
Pflugerville, TX  78660

NFPA partners with Advocates for Families First

The NFPA is proud to be partnering with Advocates for Families First. Additionally,  Advocates For Families First is a collaboration of the North American Council on Adoptable Children & Generations United.

To learn more about Advocates for Families First and to read their policy agenda please view their website:

NFPA partners with

The National Foster Parent Association is pleased to partner with, a premier provider of online education for foster families.

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Interested in becoming a foster parent?

Check out our Becoming a Foster Parent page to learn more and see if foster parenting might be a good fit for you and your family.

Upcoming Events

18 Feb 2016 (CST) • Corpus Christi, TX
07 Mar 2016 7:30 PM (CST) • Conference Call
12 Mar 2016 (CST) • Albuquerque, NM
17 Mar 2016 (EDT) • South Burlington, VT
01 May 2016 (CDT) • Across the US


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