AFAPA’s Goals are:
  • Advocate on behalf of foster and adoptive parents.
  • Provide and promote quality training and education.
  • Promote the development of local foster and / or adoptive parent associations throughout the state.
  • Develop partnerships with other child advocacy agencies and organizations.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive parents.
  • Inform foster and adoptive parents and others of the general public of current information pertaining to the well-being of children in care and their families
  • Develop ways to track and increase the number of foster family and adoptive homes.
  • Maintain a secure financial base to support association goals.
  • Develop a resource network for foster and adoptive parents.
Some of the Alabama Foster and Adoptive Parent Association values and beliefs are:
  • Treating children and families with dignity and respect.
  • Providing safe living environments for Alabama’s children.
  • Promoting respectful partnerships between foster and adoptive families and local and state agencies.
  • Encouraging child-driven, goal oriented decision making.
  • Provide pertinent training and education.
  • Promoting a fair and equitable system of financial support for Alabama’s children.
  • Having a financially visible and accountable organization.
  • Appreciating the unique cultural and ethnic difference of the families we serve.
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