NFPA has an important mission to support the care givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth. What can you do?
WALK ME HOME
Walk Me Home.... to the place I belong is the signature fund-raising and awareness event for foster care in America. We know not everyone can be a foster parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 513,000 children in foster care.
This year thousands and thousands of walkers will participate in Walk Me Home events across the country, raising funds to support the life changing programs and activities of foster care associations throughout the United States.
Learn more about how to get involved here.
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.
This mission of the NFPA is to be a respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.
Call for Presenters
Share Your Ideas, Knowledge, and Experience!
The 2018 National Foster Parent Association Annual Education Conference, in partnership with the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association, will be held June 28 – July 1, 2018, at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. We are currently accepting innovative proposals for presenters and value your participation in our amazing annual conference.
We encourage proposals that relate to the conference theme while being useful for our conference participants: typically foster, kinship, and adoptive families, and child welfare and mental health professionals. Strategies for advocacy, both legislative and family focused, are welcome.
See You in Florida!
NFPA proudly announces that it will be awarding a scholarship to a student who is continuing their college or technical school enrollment beyond the first year. In addition to providing scholarships for graduating seniors/GED students to include:
SOMETIMES... A New Book for Foster Kids | NFPA is pleased to introduce Keri Vellis and her book SOMETIMES! Keri Vellis, an experienced Foster Parent in Sonoma County, has written an engaging children’s book to comfort foster kids who are displaced from their homes. Keri’s goal is to help children who are transitioning to another home feel good about themselves, and understand that there can be loving people around them as well as happiness in their lives. Please use coupon code NFPA and Keri will donate $1 per sale back to NFPA.
It is the hope that your responses will be instrumental in helping us to better inform policy, practice, and training of foster parents who may care for LGBTQ youth. You can help by completing the survey.
Choose NFPA in the Combined Federal Campaign | CFC #11817 | The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.