National Foster Parent Association 

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1972 as a result of the concerns of several independent groups that felt the country needed a national organization to meet the needs of foster families in the United States.

In August 1971, the Child Welfare League of America received a three-year grant to establish a national organization for foster parents. The League immediately established a foster parent project to begin creating the organization.

Today, NFPA has grown from an original group of 926 foster parents, 210 social workers and 59 other professionals to an organization that represents thousands of foster families nationwide through foster parent affiliates.

The National Foster Parent Association is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

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