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.
WE ARE LFAPA. We are foster/adoptive parents with a love for children and families. We are all community warriors that have a contagious joy to share with anyone in our presence.
Our president, Sarah Burleigh, was given the opportunity to speak on behalf of foster/adoptive parents of Louisiana at the first ever virtual Together We Can (TWC) conference. She was on a keynote speaker panel that addressed the improvement of the foster care service array.
Fostering 101 is a class for new and seasoned foster parents alike. Peggy Kirby, Executive Vice President of LFAPA, helped write this curriculum. If your organization or support group is interested in this DCFS approved training please contact Sarah Burleigh (337)263-2711 for more information.
Help spread the word that Foster/Adoptive parents are desperately needed and purchase some swag. Shirts are $15 each. This price includes shipping. If you'd like to see if we have your size in stock, email Sarah Burleigh at email@example.com.
LFAPA will be hosting support group sessions through ZOOM bi-monthly. Log onto our Facebook or Instagram for the latest dates and times. www.facebook.com/groups/LFAPA
LFAPA is on the Move in 2021 . We will be traveling across the state to connect with local support groups and associations. Please contact us if we can get on the Move in your area!
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.