Find out if you meet all of the official the Foster Parent Minimum Standards by clicking HERE. - Age: 19 or older (if one spouse is younger and they're related to the child an exception may be made. - Marital Status: Foster parents may be single (single includes never married or legally divorced) or married. If… Continue reading Minimum Standards for Foster Parenting
We are so excited that you're interested in beginning the journey toward becoming a foster parents. Let us walk you through the steps! STEP ONE: Find out if you meet the Foster Parent Minimum Standards by clicking HERE. STEP TWO: Send application (or drop off by hand) at your county DHR. You can find your county… Continue reading Getting Started Fostering
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Alabama Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, Inc. Constitution Article I. Name The name by which the corporation shall be known is Alabama Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, Inc. Article II. Purpose To act as a unified voice in serving, advocating, promoting and encouraging foster and adoptive parents as we serve Alabama’s children and their families.… Continue reading AFAPA By-laws
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… Continue reading AFAPA Mission and Goals
Most recent update 2/16/2017
AFAPA offers $1,000 dollar scholarships to graduating seniors and college-age students,(21 years or younger as of June 1st in the year of application). Students who are currently in foster care, birth and adopted children of foster parents, and those adopted from the Alabama DHR system, are eligible to apply for the AFAPA scholarship. Frequently Asked… Continue reading AFAPA Scholarships
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Ala. Code § 38-12A-1 Foster Parent Bill of Rights The Department of Human Resources shall ensure that each foster parent shall have all of the following rights: (1) The right to be treated with dignity, respect, trust, value, and consideration as a primary provider of foster care and a member of the professional team caring… Continue reading Foster Parent Bill of Rights
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