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A Statement from the NHFAPA Interim President Airial Sillanpaa – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

September 26, 2019 Dear Families, Thank you for asking for an update regarding NHFAPA. It is my pleasure to share with you the many positive changes of our association. During the past year NHFAPA experienced challenges and transitions which caused the organization to evolve into an improved place to advance the mission of helping fostering and adoptive families. NHFAPA experienced some very public leadership challenges and conflicts. These challenges were due to differences of opinion on what NHFAPA was and…

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More than $32,000 donated to support foster and adoptive children within the Granite State – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

NH FAPA is excited to announce a generous donation of more than $32,000 to support foster and adoptive children within the Granite State. The donation is made possible through the support of Wendy’s franchisees. “Our goal as an organization is to support foster and adoptive families throughout the state. We are currently working on a strategic plan on how to take things we are doing well and add in additional supports for those families,”Ashley Haseltine, Vice President for NHFAPA During…

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Statement From NHFAPA Board Members – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

Hello NHFAPA Members & Community, We are contacting you today to share some updates and changes coming to NHFAPA. These changes are to ensure NHFAPA continues to provide the support and advocacy for NHFAPA community you have come to expect. Numerous NHFAPA Board Members have come together and committed to laying the groundwork for a stronger future for NHFAPA.  The first update and change we are contacting you today about are changes to the Board of Directors. Effective immediately, this…

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A Message from the Executive Director – Oct 26, 2018 – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

Greetings Caregivers, Supporters, and Colleagues, On October 13, over 120 foster and adoptive parents and professional staff from around the state gathered at the 2018 NHFAPA Conference. We came to support one another, to network, and to learn about effective advocacy. Let’s thank Larry Pilla, Sheryl Tedford, and the team at the Child Welfare Education Partnership at Granite State College for their efforts to assemble a powerful group of speakers and presenters. The topic of advocacy has created much discussion…

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Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards – Foster Parents Article

Click below for NH Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS) NH DCYF RPPS Guidelines Note: As of October 1, 2018 the rule on normal maintenance haircuts is still in question. Check with your caseworker or resource worker. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Larry Pilla Read Full Parenting Article

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A Message from the Executive Director – Sept. 26, 2018 – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

Greetings Foster and Adoptive Families and Community Members. Have you seen the NH Foster, Adoptive, and Relative Caregiver Conference brochure? Foster Parent advocacy is proving to be a very popular topic and the lineup of presenters is impressive. This year’s conference is dedicated to the memory of Eileen Mullen, who passed away in August. We’ll have an exciting announcement about an annual scholarship NHFAPA will offer to a youth in care to honor Eileen’s tireless efforts on behalf of New…

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Financial Reports – Foster Parents Article

NHFAPA Budget and Financial Reports Budget Narrative 2018 Budget 2018 Financials 11.13.2018 Financials 10.09.18 Financials 09.11.18 Edited Financials 08-23-18 Request for $7,500: Flat Rock Camping Event Submitted by Jerome Mimms AG. Report.6-30-17 NHFAPA AG. Report.6-30-2016 NHFAPA AG. Report.6-30-15 NHFAPA AG. Report.6-30-2014 NHFAPA  This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Larry Pilla Read Full Parenting Article

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Eileen Mullen Dedication – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

This year’s conference is dedicated to the memory of Eileen Mullen, who passed away in August. Eileen was an enthusiastic and passionate advocate for children throughout her 38-year career with DHHS. She began as a CPSW, where she quickly realized the impact she could have on children and families and focused her career around child advocacy. Eileen spent the past 20 years as Administrator of the Bureau of Community and Family Support. In this role, she oversaw foster care and…

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