Membership in FPA provides the following benefits:
Peer support and guidance throughout the adoption process, including FPA's "buddy system"
Opportunities to attend special workshops and seminars for adoptive families and prospective adoptive families. For example, learn about:
There are four membership categories. Memberships are renewed annually.
|Membership Type||Annual Dues||Benefits|
Out of State
(i.e. other than DC, MD, VA)
|$10||FPA Newsletter and eGroup Participation|
|Regular||$45||Includes Local Events|
|Sponsoring Member||$75||Includes FPA Newsletter Listing|
|Sponsoring Adoption Professional||$100||Includes FPA Newsletter Listing|
Two ways to get the membership form:
Note: You must be a member of FPA to take advantage of our support network.
The newsletter is mailed to members and ties the support, education and networking roles together by providing such columns as:
Referral lists for local adoption professionals are available to FPA members.
Buddy System - The "Buddy" system provides a guide for people who are just entering the adoption process. Volunteers who have successfully completed an adoption are matched with newcomers to provide information and support throughout the process. If you've recently completed an adoption and would be willing to volunteer to be a Buddy for someone else, contact firstname.lastname@example.org