The National Voice of Foster Parents


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


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.... 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.

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.

Annual Membership meeting

We are holding the annual membership meeting LIVE on our social media platforms and website. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6:30 pm CDT.

This annual meeting allows the NFPA Board of Directors and staff to showcase our accomplishments and our financial status in 2019. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn about the very exciting endeavors of the NFPA, as well as to get information regarding our progress on our strategic planning process.

Time will also be devoted to members to submit questions during the meeting. We want to hear from you!

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This week, meet Lana Freeman, a long-time child and family advocate, to chat about our children during the pandemic.

Lana has many years of experience on non-profit boards. She has trained foster and adoptive parents while spending 34 years in two different states as a foster and adoptive parent. Lana and her husband Steve have two biological children, six adopted, and have fostered over 200 children.

Lana serves on many different boards and committees advocating for child welfare reform.

☕️ Join us every Tuesday on Facebook at 10 AM Central.

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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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