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.

November is National Adoption Month

Join the National Foster Parent Association in celebrating National Adoption Month! This is a time to bring attention to more than 102,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families. The Children's Bureau sponsors the National Adoption Month initiative through a partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway.

President Obama released this proclamation announcing National Adoption Month. The theme for this year's national initiative, "Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections," pays tribute to the unique bond between siblings.

Visit the National Adoption Month website that offers a variety of resources for professionals, adoptive families, birth parents, adoptees, and youth.

NFPA 2015 Convention
Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters is now open for the 2015 NFPA Convention.  This years education event takes place June 25-28, 2015 at the Sheraton Waterside in Norfolk, VA.  Learn more here.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, PL 113-183, was signed by President Obama on September 29.  This link highlights some important parts of the act that affect foster, adoptive and kinship families.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Highlights

NFPA Announces partnership 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

25 Jun 2015 4:30 PM (EDT) • Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA


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