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Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents through networking, education and advocacy.

Walk Me Home

The National Foster Parent Association and our state and local affiliates have had great success in the past working together on projects such as National Foster Care Month, the Katrina Relief Project, the Foster Care Independence Act and the National Code of Ethics for Foster Parents, to name a few. Over the past number of years, we have embarked on an exciting venture called Walk Me Home, an awareness and fundraising event that can be extremely rewarding to us all. Walk Me Home is a nationwide fundraising event for foster care.  

Karen Poteet, The National Foster Parent Association President

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 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.

Who We ARe

The National Foster Parent Association and the Affiliates it represents supports the 513,000 children in foster care nationwide through a network of state, county and local associations and support groups that have responsibility for caring for the children who have had to be removed from their birth homes. Foster families care for these children until they can be returned to their birth families or become adopted.

Walk Me Home was created for a threefold purpose; generate awareness of foster care, recruit and retain foster families, and raise much needed funds to support the programs and services of the foster care associations nationwide.  Several states are conducting multiple Walks and it is expected that over 100 Walks will be conducted from May through October.

Start a Walk In Your Community  /  Contact Our Committee Chair

Get Involved

Your involvement can be simple and quick. 

Just email or call us at 512-775-9781 and we will help you create a team of family members, friends, classmates, or business associates and join in the fun.

If you cannot walk, you can financially sponsor a walker or a team. You can also donate to the National Walk Me Home by making a donation to the National Foster Parent Association.

Theme Song

Listen to the Official Theme Song of Walk Me Home

This song was written for the National Foster Parent Association and its signature special event by Jaime Fox, Si Hill and Bruce Wallace and is performed by Jaime Fox.

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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