The Broward County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (FAPA) provides support to all foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers and their children. Currently, we serve approximately 100 families and are growing each year. Working in conjunction with ChildNet, and other community stakeholders, Broward FAPA aims to strengthen foster and adoptive families through training and advocacy.
Broward FAPA meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Plantation Community Church @ 7pm. We also have other special events, including social and training activities throughout the calendar year too. Training consists of a variety of topics that help us achieve our individual goal of fifteen training hours towards the annual recertification of our foster homes. We also provide family entertainment opportunities, books, pajamas, and other tangible and in-kind products when we have donors, both private and corporate.
We also provide a recognition program where we highlight one foster parent each quarter who has demonstrated exemplary commitment. Nominations are gathered from Child Advocates or the community and the FAPA Board chooses the recipient. They are awarded with a letter, certificate and gift card.
It is our hope that this support group will give foster, adoptive and kinship families the necessary tools to ensure each child's safety, well-being and stability. We strive to help adults advocate effectively for the children in their care. Our organization is continuously focused on helping each child in our community have a loving, nurturing and permanent home.