NFAPA has responded to the changing needs of foster care and adoption by offering an array of supportive services and programs. Click here for our Programs & Services Brochure.
Families First Newsletter
Our bi-monthly newsletter is mailed to over 2,500 licensed and approved resource families, key HHS staff, agencies and lawmakers. The newsletter provides articles to better assist families in caring for Nebraska’s abused and neglected children, as well as an understanding of the foster care and adoption systems. Resource parents may receive 30 minutes of in-service training hours by answering a simple quiz in each newsletter. Please visit our "Publications" page for the latest issues.
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NFAPA provides educational workshops throughout Nebraska to promote continued learning for resource parents. Foster/ Adoptive/ Kinship Parents are welcome to attend all trainings. These trainings help foster families to understand issues their foster children may have and provide an opportunity to network with other foster/adoptive/kinship parents. All NFAPA hosted trainings count towards CEU hours needed for relicensing.
Recruitment and Community Education
NFAPA assists the State of Nebraska with recruitment of new resource families through the management of the 1-800-7PARENT Information Line. This number can only be contacted with an in-state phone number. Call and get a packet of information to begin the process of becoming a licensed Nebraska Foster Home.
Kits for Kids
"Kits for Kids" provides a bag for new foster filled with items of comfort such as a blanket or stuffed toy, personal hygiene items, crayons and coloring books, and small gift certificates to purchase socks, pajamas, or clothing.
Toll-Free Information Line
NFAPA has established a toll-free information line (1-877-257-0176) where current and prospective resource families can call for information and resources.
Our staff includes Resource Family Consultants who specialize in one-on-one relationships, which provide foster parents with emotional encouragement, skill reinforcement, and parenting strategies unique to providing out-of-home care.
The Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA) offers scholarships to adoptive, foster, guardianship or kinship youth who wish to further their education beyond high school or GED.
There is an ongoing need in Nebraska for families willing to share their hearts and their homes with children who require temporary foster care. There is also a need for “forever” families for our waiting children, especially teens, who are available for adoption.