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.


National Foster Parent Association &
National Kinship Alliance for Children
2016 National Convention

Better Together: Collaborating for Kids!

June 22 through June 25, 2016

Flamingo Hotel 
Las Vegas, NV

Registration is open!

See the convention web page for more info.

National Foster Care Month 2016

May is National Foster Care Month

The Children's Bureau's National Foster Care Month website provides free resources and tools to help professionals, parents, caregivers, and youth move closer to family reunification and establish permanent connections.

For more information, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at or 1.800.394.3366.

See the NFPA Foster Care Month page to purchase our Foster Care Month bracelets.

National Walk Me Home Event

Join the National Foster Parent Association in celebration of National Foster Care month by taking part in Walk Me Home… to the place I belong

There are many walks taking place across the US and we ask that you support the ones in your area. For those not near a Walk we are giving you the opportunity to support foster families by participating in a Virtual Walk on May 21, 2016 in your own home town, park, running/walking trail etc. Where ever you choose. This is a National Event for foster care and adoption that you can be a part of!

Learn more about the National Walk Me Home event.

NFPA partners with

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

Get more information about online training with

NFPA is everywhere!



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

01-May-2016 (CDT) • Across the US
16-Jun-2016 (CDT) • Embassy Suites Denver South, Denver, CO
22-Jun-2016 (PDT) • Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
01-Sep-2016 (CDT) • Across the US
17-Sep-2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Riverpark - Hubert Fry Center, Chattanooga, TN
01-Nov-2016 (CDT) • Across the US

Interested in doing more?

Join the NFPA Board of Directors

NFPA is seeking persons with passion, energy, and a desire to make a positive effect for foster, kinship and adoptive families.

Read the letter from President Pat Llewellyn.

Download the application form.


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