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History & Mission

Our Mission

IFAPA - Providing education, support, and advocacy for Iowa’s foster, adoptive and kinship families.



Our History

For over 40 years, the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA) has been a voice for Iowa's foster and adoptive children through the support it provides to the parents of these children. In 1973, a group of foster parents joined together to create a membership organization for foster and adoptive families. IFAPA was originally operated by these volunteer foster and adoptive parents, but because of the successful growth of the organization, staff were hired to continue with IFAPA's mission.


Your Support is Appreciated!!

IFAPA is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving foster, adoptive and kinship parents in Iowa. Membership with the association is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families. Iowa continues to have fiscal constraints that limit resources for additional programming to support Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families. On behalf of those families and their children, our association is asking for your financial support. If you would like to contribute to the success of IFAPA's programs, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to IFAPA. Thanks for your support! MAKE A DONATION


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