The mission of Advocates for Families First is to create a unified national movement in support of kin, foster, and adoptive families who care for children and youth, promote their healing, and help them thrive.To improve outcomes for children and youth and strengthen the families who care for them, we:

  • have developed and are advocating for a common federal and state/tribal policy agenda related to foster, adoptive, kinship care
  • provide tools, info, and resources to help organizations that support families to advocate effectively
  • listen to the needs of families and serve as a consistent voice in Washington on behalf of foster, adoptive, and kinship families