More than 100,000 children are waiting in Foster Care
for their loving forever families!
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Helping. Healing. Caring.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
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Give a Child a Start
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.
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Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
All children deserve to live in safe, nurturing homes
where they can feel valued and loved.
Every Child Needs Love and Support
Through the kindness of both individuals and other community organizations, SFFAPA organizes holiday and other annual events such as Our Annual Back to School Event and School Supply Drive, Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Potluck, Holiday Toy Drive and other fun activities (Marlins & Dolphins games) for foster children, who without our support, would typically not have these opportunities.
The SFFAPA provides monthly in-service training for the continuing education of foster parents. We equip foster parents with the knowledge they need to support their children with instruction on topics such as: Parenting trauma-exposed children, effective co-parenting with biological parents, understanding of the dependency system, benefits of open adoptions and foster parent rights and advocacy. SFFAPA’s past guest speakers/trainers include Judges, behavioral therapists, experts in child-trauma, case management agencies, Florida Foster Care Review and many more.
Over the years, our foster and adoptive families have empowered themselves to meet the ever-changing demands of families who care for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Through this liberating and enlightening process, we came to a significant conclusion: No one is better equipped to meet the emotional, educational and advocacy needs of foster parents, then foster parents themselves! Furthermore, no one involved in the system of care has a more important role in the lives of foster children than the caregivers themselves.
SFFAPA is excited and grateful to announce that we have been awarded an Innovation Grant from the Children’s Trust to support adoptive families with Peer Advocate Mentorship and a therapeutic group support.
Just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
Elie Wiesel, Writer
Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.
Leigh Anne Tuohy, Profiled in The Blind Side
We have an impeccable reputation for the support we provide our foster children and families. We maintain frequent, consistent contact.