Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
The Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association (FSFAPA) is a statewide membership group for all foster, adoptive, relative and non-relative caregivers in Florida. Membership is free for all caregivers.
The Florida State Foster/Adoptive Association aims to:
Foster a spirit of cooperation and teamwork among all entities involved with child welfare.
Promote quality education and training for families with the system's children, both prior to placement and as continuing education.
Advocate improved funding of human services for the benefit of all of Florida's most vulnerable citizens.
Advocate for legislative changes for protection and welfare of Florida's children at the local, state and national levels.
Educate our parents regarding the needs of children to make them more effective advocates.
Increase community awareness, support and participation in foster parenting and adoption.
Provide a forum for dialogue and communication among our parents, the department, agencies, and other interested persons via our newsletter, meetings and website.
Educate foster parents regarding the risks of foster parenting and the steps they can take to reduce those risks.
Educate adoptive parents about issues affecting children, promote realistic expectations of the needs and behaviors of children being adopted, advocate support services for adoptive families to reduce stress, strengthen the family unit and reduce or eliminate adoption disruption.
For more information, please go to www.floridafapa.org.