About AFAPA

AFAPA Mission and Goals

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

About AFAPA, AFAPA Scholarships, Resources

AFAPA Scholarships

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

Resources, Starting Fostering

Foster Parent Bill of Rights

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