What we do
The mission of Advocates for Families First is to build a unified national movement in support of kinship, foster, and adoptive families who care for children and youth, promote their healing, and help them thrive. We envision a world where children and youth who need out of home care have a family – kinship, foster, or adoptive – who can most effectively help them thrive, meet their needs and assist them in becoming successful adults.
To achieve this mission, we have identified three goals:
Who we serve
- The collaborative serves support and advocacy organizations for foster, adoptive, and kinship families and their children across the United States.
How we serve
- Advocates for Families First provides information, direct technical assistance, one on one and group education to developing or existing foster, adoptive or kinship family support and advocacy organizations.
Who we are
- Advocates for Families First: Enhancing Support and Advocacy for Children in Kinship, Foster, Adoptive Families is a collaboration of the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA), and Generations United. We are grateful to our funders: the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.