National Foster Parent Association

Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive parents through Networking, Education and Advocacy.

National Foster Parent Association

Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive parents through Networking, Education and Advocacy.

National Family Foster Care Month 2024

National Family Foster Care Month 2024

Thank You Foster Families! May historically is proclaimed as National Foster Care Month, a tradition dating back to 1988 when the first Presidential proclamation was created. These statements of recognition provide acknowledge the importance of foster care in our...

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National Family Foster Care Month 2024

National Family Foster Care Month 2024

Thank You Foster Families! May historically is proclaimed as National Foster Care Month, a tradition dating back to 1988 when the first Presidential proclamation was created. These statements of recognition provide acknowledge the importance of foster care in our...

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What We Do

We are dedicated to providing support to Foster, Adoptive and Kinship parents who are working hard to provide caring, healing homes to children in care. 

Who We Serve

We are a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US.

We believe in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

Get Involved!

Memberships, Partnerships and donations allow us to create opportunities for connecting our Members and friends – with us, with each other, and through our legislative work, with lawmakers that impact those providing fostering, adoption and kinship parenting.

Our Missions Are…

#1
Networking

#2
Education

#3
Advocacy

One of our primary missions is to make connections between our Members, Foster Parents, other key organizations in the foster parenting arena, and with legislators.

We provide resources for Foster parents to learn from those with lived experience or gained expertise in all aspects of fostering.

Our NFPA Training Institute is available 24×7, and our annual Education Conference allows parents to gather, learn and share.

The NFPA represents the needs of parents with other organizations in the child welfare community, and in meetings with governmental agencies that impact the laws regarding foster parenting.

#1 Networking

One of our primary missions is to make connections between our Members, Foster Parents, other key organizations in the foster parenting arena, and with legislators.

#2 Education

We provide resources for Foster parents to learn from those with lived experience or gained expertise in all aspects of fostering.

Our NFPA Training Institute is available 24×7, and our annual Education Conference allows parents to gather, learn and share.

#3 Advocacy

The NFPA represents the needs of parents with other organizations in the child welfare community, and in meetings with governmental agencies that impact the laws regarding foster parenting.

Get Connected

Become a Member

The NFPA offers several membership levels to accommodate everyone in the foster care, adoptive care and child welfare community.

Discover Foster Parenting Basics

Discover how being a Foster Parent can have a positive impact on children in need of a safe, nurturing family for a temporary time.

Get Training

Discover the many ways you can obtain training in the skills needed to be an effective Foster Parent, starting with the NFPA Training Institute.

Get Connected

Become a Member

The NFPA offers several membership levels to accommodate everyone in the foster care, adoptive care and child welfare community.

Discover Foster Parenting Basics

Discover how being a Foster Parent can have a positive impact on children in need of a safe, nurturing family for a temporary time.

Get Training

Discover the many ways you can obtain training in the skills needed to be an effective Foster Parent, starting with the NFPA Training Institute.

What can the NFPA do to support you in your Fostering, Adoptive, or Kinship journey?  Contact us for assistance, advice on resources, or to get connected with a local resource group in your State.

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