All children and families shall be treated with dignity and respect.
Foster and adoptive parents provide a safe, nurturing environment for Louisiana's children.
We shall promote respectful relationships between biological, foster, and adoptive families and human service agencies.
All biological, foster and adoptive parents need and deserve support in parenting children and youth.
We will help provide and encourage training and education of foster and adoptive parents.
Foster and adoptive parents are the best advocates for the children and families we serve.
The need for foster families is huge. Children need love, stability and support. If you're interested in becoming a certified foster parent, I encourage you to call your local DCFS office and ask for home development
The first priority is to always reunite foster children with their biological families. However, that is not always possible. Adoptive homes are also a huge need in Louisiana. Once again, if this is something you are interested in, contact your local DCFS and ask for home development.
The responsibility of being a foster and or adoptive parent is huge. Many times a simple meal or an extra hand around the house can go a long way. LFAPA can also accept monetary donations if that is something you are more interested in. If you'd like to make a donation please email Sarah Burleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.