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.


latest flagship course



Children and youth in foster care are much more likely to have disabilities requiring special education. Led by professional educators who are also foster and adoptive parents, this session offers participants an overview of the special education eligibility and service delivery process and the unique ways students in foster care and their caregivers are impacted. Specific strategies for improving individualized education programs (IEPs) and appropriate instruction and related services will be offered.

Options for formal and informal dispute resolution with schools and other agencies will be covered. Bring your questions, documents, and concerns, and we will "hack" our way to solutions!

    coffee with caregivers


    This week we chat with Danielle Gletow, the Founder & Executive Director of One Simple Wish about how she is changing the lives of children, and animals, one wish at a time.

    Danielle Gletow has been a passionate advocate for children’s rights for nearly two decades. Danielle is the Founder & Executive Director of One Simple Wish, an organization that seeks to empower everyone to make a direct and meaningful difference in the lives of foster children and at-risk youth one simple wish at a time.

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    NFPA training institute



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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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