The Council offers
National Support

Council members provide guidance and support to one another when a member is faced with specific challenges.

Supporting Resource Parents and Children
33 Years of Experience

If you are a nonprofit foster care association that provides statewide support to resource families, join us.

Understanding the strengths and challenges
State Insight

Council members advocate for needed changes and helps to provide better support to families who are involved with the child welfare system.

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Council of State Affiliates

Networking Together to Bring Positive Change

The National Foster Parent Association's Council of State Affiliates is the Advisory Council to the NFPA's Board of Directors.  The Council (COSA) is represented by leaders of state foster care associations who communicate regularly to identify and address issues affecting the foster care community at the state and national level. The NFPA also relies on its’ state affiliate members to share national foster care related information and news to the families in their respective states. 

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Being a member is a great way to: learn about how other state foster care systems function, get problem solving advice, stay informed of national issues, and to have a voice in creating positive change at the national level.    

33 Years Experience Supporting Resource Parents, Families, and Children

If you are a nonprofit foster care association that provides statewide support to resource families, we encourage you to join us. 

National Support

Council members provide guidance and support to one another when a member is faced with specific challenges.

State Insight

Understanding the strengths and challenges of these systems can help Council members advocate for needed changes and helps to provide better support to families who are involved with the child welfare system.

Sharing What Works

We help validate and reinvigorates our member’s efforts to develop new ways of supporting resource families.

Strength in Numbers

National advocacy is more successful when there is a diverse population of people striving toward a shared goal. Council members identify issues and bring them to the attention of the NFPA Board of Directors for consideration.

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800-557-5238  info@NFPAonline.org

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Our Leadership

The Council's leadership team have significant experience in the fields of child welfare, education, and technology.

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Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Inc.

Jim Hatch

Chair / Maine

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Adoptive & Foster Parent Association of Georgia

Paul Blough

Vice Chair / Georgia

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Oregon Foster Parent Association

Jessica Lloyd-Rogers

Alt Vice Chair / Oregon

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Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

Tammy Wells

Secretary / Nebraska

We have 33 years experience supporting families.

If you are a nonprofit foster care association that provides statewide support to resource families, we encourage you to join us.

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