The National Voice of Foster Parents

About NFPA

Who We Are....

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1972 as a result of the concerns of several independent groups that felt the country needed a national organization to meet the needs of foster families in the United States.

In August 1967, the Child Welfare League of America received a three-year grant to establish a national organization for foster parents. The League immediately established a foster parent project to begin creating the organization.

Today, NFPA has grown from an original group of 926 foster parents, 210 social workers and 59 other professionals to an organization that represents thousands of foster families nationwide through foster parent affiliates.

Mission Statement

To support foster parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth in their care.

Primary Activities

  • Promote the delivery of services and supports to foster families
  • Support quality foster care by promoting excellence and best practice
  • Provide services and supports to state and local foster parent associations
  • Develop and provide education and training, information, dissemination of information to the public
  • Advocate at the local, state and national level; promote networking and collaboration
  • Promote positive image of family foster care; greater visibility; encourage active involvement

Non-Discrimination Statement

NFPA does not discriminate against a person because of age, race, ethnic heritage, gender, religion or sexual orientation. NFPA adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Annual Report

View NFPA's 2015 Annual Report

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