To support foster parents in achieving safety, permanence, and well-being for the children and youth in their care.​Illinois Foster Adoptive Parent Association was organize to provide support and education to foster and adoptive parents. By advocating for positive change in the child welfare system, both foster/adoptive parents and their children benefit. By listening to concerns of foster/adoptive parents throughout the state and area’s of needed reform to be target and addressed.​By working with established child welfare organizations, we combine our efforts to become one of the most innovative and responsive states in this field. The Illinois Foster Adoptive Parents Association (ILFAPA) is the nationally recognized foster parent association in Illinois. The ILFAPA stays on top of new laws, rules, regulations and funding proposed by DCFS or the Illinois State Legislature. It actively seeks funding for the foster and adoptive parents to attend conferences. It advocates for foster and adoptive parents.