The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is near and dear to me. I love interacting with the wonderful members, foster parents who are dedicated to the children in their care and even former foster parents who are still interested in making a difference in children's lives in other ways. And let's not forget the association's individual and agency supporters who are impacting our children's lives through grassroots efforts to improve child welfare policies or legislation on a continuous basis.
The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is the link between foster parents and national advocacy efforts, their source of information from both the state and national levels, their source for interesting and helpful resources and services available across the country, their "voice" in the federal arena, their a education and training resource through an annual conference as well as partnerships with training companies and individuals from across the country, their source for getting information related to specific needs or concerns, and so much more and all accomplished by a Board of Directors that are all volunteers. NFPA contracts for part-time office assistance and bookkeeping, but all other work is accomplished by the dedicated volunteers who are committed to helping foster parents be the best they can be for the children who must enter the foster care system. NFPA's Mission is "To support foster parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for children and youth in care."
The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) really is the "national voice of foster parents". This is the most efficient non-profit organization that I have been involved with. The entire Board of Directors are volunteers and work hard to move the organization forward. With a minimal paid staff, you can be assured that membership dues and donations are used for implementing the mission of NFPA. As a former foster/adoptive parent and former NFPA board member, I'm very happy that I can continue to do my part to support foster families.
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