IFAPA - A Resource for Iowa’s Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families

For over 40 years, the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association has been serving as a resource to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Iowa. IFAPA is a non-profit organization that empowers, supports and advocates for these families. Membership with IFAPA is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families.

IFAPA Workshops for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Workers


CPR & First Aid
Council Bluffs, 1:15pm-5:30pm (COST $50)

Mandatory Child Abuse
Reporter Training

Davenport, 1:30pm-4:45pm (FREE CLASS)

To register for one of the above classes,
call 800-277-8145 ext. 1 or register here.
* Classes also approved for SW CEUs

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Current News


November is National Adoption Month

The Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA) wants to recognize and thank all the wonderful families who have given Iowa’s children a permanent home. Your dedication and steadfast support for children is appreciated.

IFAPA recognizes that whether you have adopted from foster care or privately (both domestically and internationally), you are often not fully aware of your child’s neonatal, developmental or environmental histories. As a result, you face a special set of circumstances when parenting your child. No matter the type of adoption, living in Iowa means you are eligible to utilize any of IFAPA’s trainings or support! We encourage you to check out our training schedule and take advantage of courses that can help you to better understand the behaviors of your child as well as find ways to make daily life more manageable for all. We encourage you to take advantage of all of the programs that IFAPA has to offer you as an adoptive parent! Be sure to check our the online resources for parents!


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