November is National Adoption Month, and there are adoption events all over Texas spotlighting the importance of adoption. Last year, almost 5,600 Texas children and teens were adopted from DFPS care – almost 1,500 of those in November alone! Yet the need for families that are willing to provide safe, loving homes is not declining. […]
The idea is simple. Help foster parents make precious, long-lasting memories for their foster child. While many of the children wish for their first bike and older teens wish for gift certificates to buy stylish clothing for themselves, the result is the same: foster children enjoying a simple childhood rite of passage that many of […]
Is fostering your cardio? Consider supporting the Dallas Fort Worth Foster Parent Association and wear some cool swag!
On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law. For the first time, ESSA embeds in federal education law provisions that promote school stability and success for youth in foster care and collaboration between education and child welfare agencies to achieve these goals. Children in foster care are some of the nation’s […]
A special thank you to Keri Vellis Author for her support of our craft baskets. Kids in the DFW area will receive a copy of her book Sometimes. Pick up your copy today at http://bit.ly/DFWFPASometimes and Keri will donate $1 to the National Foster Parent Association. About Sometimes… Keri’s Kids Follow along with a timid foster child and a teddy bear […]
Foster parents are critical to helping children heal from trauma and thrive. Child welfare systems must ensure they have the problem-solving skills that they can apply to their homes and relationships. To help child welfare professionals equip foster parents, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has partnered with leading experts in caring for children who have […]
Score points to help the DFW Foster Parent Association (DFWFPA) win $10,000 by donating at BFG.org DONATE TODAY DALLAS, TEXAS (February 2018) —DFW Foster Parent Association has been selected from more than 2128 charitable organizations across the country to compete in Brackets For Good 2018. Starting Friday, March 2, DFWFPA will rally supporters to advance […]
The Dallas Fort Worth Foster Parent Association is excited to launch our latest project to bring craft baskets to the homes of foster families and Child Protective Services’ offices around the DFW metroplex. Crafting has many benefits for kids such as improves kids coordination, helps hone fine motor skills, improves visual processing abilities, promotes executive functioning, skyrocket self-esteem, teaches them […]
The DFWFPA Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance and promotion of high school students pursuing a career in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Scholarship funds are awarded to foster youth, orphans, adoptees, and those in guardianship based on a combination of merit and need.