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.
NFPA is an excellent place to build relationships that energize you to excel at what you do while never losing site of the mission of the heart that is at the core of caring for children
An amazing group dedicated to the well-being of foster children throughout our nation. The insight and guidance they offer our state on child rights advocacy, support group development, and legislative initiatives are invaluable.
It is a true joy to work with the NFPA Council of State Affiliates (CoA). CoA members are leaders from state foster parent associations who collaborate together to provide better advocacy, support, and services to families at the national and state level. The NFPA recognizes the importance that state foster parent associations have in brining positive change to the foster care system. I have learned so much from my colleagues and I proud of the work we are doing for all families.
What makes the National Foster Parent Association exceptional is:
1. Supporting - for many decades - diverse foster families in neighborhoods across the United States who serve our communities by providing round-the-clock protecting and nurturing for children separated from their birth parents because of abuse and neglect.
2. Having a vision of a better world for children.
3. Committing to a mission of service and advocacy as reflected in our Code of Ethics.
4. Networking with other local, state, and national associations and organizations that also have the best interests of children and families at heart.
I have had the privilege of being a member of NFPA for many decades from the perspective of being a child welfare social worker as well as a foster parent and adoptive parent. It is an honor to connect with so many individuals who are committed to supporting families that put the needs of children first.
The National Foster Parent Association is a great organization that does amazing work on behalf of foster, adoptive and Kinship families. Each year the organization holds a conference that is aimed at teaching, supporting, and advocating for children and families. NFPA is the only organization that serves as the national voice for foster parents. I am proud to be a member of an organization that does such amazing work on behalf of families.
The NFPA has been a great way for me to meet and form relationships with other parents across the country. The training has been a valuable tool for me over the years as it stays current, there is always something to take away that makes a difference in my home.
This agency is an asset to any and all interested in, providing services to or serve as a temporary, kinship or adoptive family.
I have been a part of NFPA for over 40 years - the inclusiveness of all states and all sorts of families is NFPA's greatest strength. The families include foster, kinship, adoptive and is available to biological families as well. A great organization.
The National Foster Parent Association provides me with up to date networking opportunities, education via their annual education conference and many more opportunities year round and numerous advocacy activities all year long. They are the respected voice of foster families across this great country.
Early on I realized that positive changes, in the lives of foster families, would only occur if there was a national organization to advocate for and tell the important role they play. I have been involved for more than 4o years, as a current Board member, former Conference Committee Chair and helping on project whenever needed. Board members and representatives of the Council of State Presidents are all volunteers, sharing their time and talents. They are all dedicated and caring people and I am proud to be a members of the Ntaional Foster Parent Association.
The National Foster Parent Association has been a bright star and a breathe of fresh air to me as a Foster/Adoptive Parent who has won some challenges within my family. Those challenges that my family and children in my care have faced would have met with a great deal of heartache if it had not been for the Board of Directors, State Affiliates, and Staff of The National Foster Parent Association. The care and expertise that encompass all the people involved with the running of this great organization understand the trials, joys, tears, and laughter that comes with the caring of children who come into a home less fortunate than our own birth children. The NFPA is a structured organization that is well versed in National issues regarding out of home care for many kiddo's, across many States. The ties that The NFPA has with the Council of State Affiliates is a remarkable way to know what is going on in todays Nation and with today's issues.
I support The National Foster Parent Association and the work they do for the greater population of the Nation - Our Children!
I have served on the Board of Directors for a few years and believe this organization is the best representation of parents involved in the child welfare system.
Exceptional people who take the bureaucratic MESS that is the Foster Care system and help those of us who do not have a lifetime to dedicate to learning all the rules and regulations navigate through that system.
A nationally respected voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families.
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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