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 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.
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.
annual education conference
Join the National Foster Parent Association in partnership with the Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association at our national learning conference for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents, and child welfare professionals.
Code of Ethics for Foster Parents
The Code of Ethics is a public statement by the National Foster Parent Association that sets clear expectations and principles to articulate basic values and guide practice. Family foster care is a public trust that requires foster parents, with essential supports from their agencies, to be dedicated to service for the welfare of the children in their care. All foster parents have an obligation to maintain and improve the practice of fostering, continuously examine, use, and increase the knowledge upon which fostering is based, and perform the service of fostering with dignity, integrity, and competence.
Resources for foster parents
You are not alone. The National Foster Parent Association provides a number of resources to help you along your foster care journey.
Happy New Year: A Letter from the NFPA President
As the NFPA prepares to enter 2018 I want to thank each of you for reminding us daily of our purpose, to advocate for parents; foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents, the children in their care and former foster youth make up the core of what the NFPA begins every day focused on. To that end, we have brought on several new board members with skills, experiences, and expertise to broaden our outreach and assure that we have the best people working to provide the most successful outcomes for those we represent. Read More >>
National Foster Care Month
Today marks the first of 31 days proclaimed as National Foster Care Month. I want to extend my appreciation to those who live this amazing life day after day. We all do this for many reasons, we told ourselves as we embarked on this journey that it is about keeping children safe, helping them heal, but we soon find out that we make changes within ourselves that we could never have predicted. Our entire future is forever affected by what we live with these children every day, and even after they leave us we hope we have impacted their lives as much as they have ours. Read More >>
The Foster Hero Series Benefits the NFPA
Green Frog Publishing is excited to announce that teacher and author S. T. Santos will donate $1 for every paperback from the Foster Heroes Series sold on Amazon. A collection of four heart-warming books, the Foster Heroes Series includes Mom’s Gone…, Mama se ha ido… Dad’s Sad… and the Foster Heroes Series Journal and Coloring book. Shop the List >>
New Tools To Help Foster Parents
Foster parents are critical to helping children heal from trauma and thrive. Child welfare systems must ensure they have the problem-solving skills that they can apply in their homes and relationships. To help child welfare professionals equip foster parents, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has partnered with leading experts in caring for children who have experienced trauma to create two immersive, skill-building curricula. Read More >>