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.

2014 Tax Guide

The 2014 NFPA Tax Guide for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers is available for NFPA members.  Not a member?  Join now for access to the guide.

All Aboard - 2015 NFPA Convention

You will not want to miss the 45th Annual NFPA Convention. Not only will you receive a maximum of 23 training hours, you will find support and friendships to last a lifetime. We have also arranged discounts for local events and sites. Check out our daily schedule. Early registration ends April 30th. Register to join us today!

Apply for the Helen Stone Memorial Scholarship

The 2015 Helen Stone Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two (2) current foster, adoptive or kinship caregivers to provide assistance in attending the National Foster Parent Association education conference. Each scholarship is worth $500 to be used toward expenses in attending the conference June 25-28, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Deadline to apply is May 8 and scholarships will be awarded by May 22. Funds will be available after recipient has paid registration fee and arrived at conference.

You must be a member of NFPA to apply for this scholarship.  If you are not a member, you can click here to join right now, then return to complete this application.  NFPA board members and their spouses are not eligible for this scholarship.

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

07 May 2015 • Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center
15 May 2015 • Great Wolf Lodge: 20500 Old Highway 99 Southwest, Centralia, WA 98531
16 May 2015 9:00 AM (EDT) • Springbrook Recreation Center, Alcoa, TN
16 May 2015 9:00 AM • Kenneth Parker Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL
30 May 2015 10:00 AM (CDT) • Buffalo Wild Wings, Gardendale, AL
13 Jun 2015 9:00 AM (EDT) • Tennessee Riverpark, Chattanooga, TN


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