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.
This year, the National Foster Parent Association mourns the loss of two long-time advocates whose commitment to our mission of education, networking, and advocacy made a significant difference over many decades.
Jean Fiorito began connecting with NFPA in the early 90s serving on our Board of Directors and also as a valued consultant. Her sense of humor, warmth, and friendship was greatly valued.
Mike Peterson began connecting with NFPA in the late 80s. His commitment to improving policies and practices was valued and he was a role model for Board members, members, and colleagues from other organizations as well.
Please join the NFPA Board of Directors and Staff in thinking about Jean and Mike. May their memories continue to enable all of us to do good!
The National Foster Parent Association is excited to announce our 50th Education Conference, FORWARD, will be hosted virtually this year.
Today, the RITZ brand, one of America’s favorite crackers, launches a campaign titled “Foster Welcome” to celebrate foster parents this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. In collaboration with the National Foster Parent Association, the program shines a light on foster moms and dads and their role in helping children in need feel welcome.
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