The National Voice of Foster Parents


BECOME A
FOSTER PARENT

In foster care, children are provided with a safe, nurturing, loving family for a temporary period of time.

          • It's Challenging
          • It's Rewarding
          • It's Life Changing


GET INVOLVED

NFPA has an important mission to support the care givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth.  What can you do?

    • Volunteer - As a volunteer based organization, NFPA relies on people like you.  Join one of our committees, volunteer to support our events, or even help provide content for our website
    • Join the Friends of NFPA - make a monthly donation pledge and be recognized for your on-going support.
    • Donate - Make a one-time donation by check or credit card. 
    • Become a Member - membership is open to any individual concerned with the welfare of children in the foster care system.

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 437,000 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

ABOUT NFPA

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.

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.

This mission of the NFPA is to be a respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.



nfpa training institute

FREE.  ALL DAY.  EVERY DAY.

Centene Corporation and The National Foster Parent Association would like to welcome you to our new partnership to bring online training to caregivers nationwide via the NFPA Training Institute. Combining our child welfare expertise will allow us to disseminate training to caregivers more broadly, which will further support and empower them in providing the best possible care to our children and youth. Centene and the NFPA have committed to collaborate to create new curriculums and trainings that will give caregivers quick and easy access to education that addresses targeted issues they commonly encounter.

Visit the Training Institute 



Donate Today

Walk Me Home 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 437,000 children in foster care.

This year our program is going virtual to raise funds to support the life-changing programs and activities of the National Foster Parent Association. 

Two things you can do to help us reach our $5,000 goal:

    1. Donate to our campaign at https://bit.ly/2020WMH 
    2. Share the following message on social media:  Support the programs and activities of the National Foster Parent Association during #NFCM2020! Join the Virtual Walk to Support Family Foster Care at https://bit.ly/2020WMH

Thank you for your continued support of the programs and activities of the National Foster Parent Association.



Join Irene Clements, Executive Director of the National Foster Parent Association, and special guests each Tuesday at 10 AM CDT for coffee and conversation with caregivers.  Irene's family fostered for 27 years, and during that time, 127 incredible children joined her family.  Irene says she is a better person today because of other foster parents that became her friends, mentors, sounding boards, and confidants during the challenging and happy times.

We need each other at this time in our history, and Coffee with Caregivers is a great way to meet the need. 

To get this new program rolling, we are seeking your assistance.  Please contact us with questions you want to be answered and topics you would like to discuss.  We hope that when you tune in on Facebook each week, you will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, or other favorite beverage, with me as we talk.

Coffee with Caregivers




Honored to be Part of the Combined Federal Campaign

CFC Charity Code #11817

Thank you for considering us as your charity of choice. Your pledge means the National Foster Parent Association can continue our mission to be a national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.

As a member of the federal community, you have some specific benefits in giving through this unique campaign.





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The National Foster Parent Association is 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. The NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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