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Foster Parent Training Requirements - IFAPA

Foster Parent Training Requirements

Foster, adoptive and kinship parents are welcome to attend any of our trainings. There is no cost to attend our trainings (with the exception of our Fall and Spring Conferences and CPR & First Aid classes). All of our trainings are approved for foster parent credit.

Training Requirements for Foster Parents

In Iowa, foster parents need six hours of...

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Friends of Children in Foster Care Program - IFAPA

Friends of Children in Foster Care Program

The Friends of Children in Foster Care Program helps children in foster care receive funds in order to participate in extra-curricular activities, such as obtaining music instruments, senior pictures or attending prom, swimming lessons or summer camp.

Who is Eligible to Receive to Funding?

Funding is available only for children currently in Iowa's...

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Related topics : children in foster care / foster care programs / adopting a child from foster care system / foster children available for adoption / foster to adopt children

Support Group Locator - IFAPA

Support Group Locator

Below is a list of all foster, adoptive and kinship parent support groups listed by DHS Service Area. Please be advised that many of the support groups listed below do not meet in the summer months.

If you are a Support Group Leader and would like to update your information posted below, complete this form .

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Online Trainings - IFAPA

Online Trainings

These online courses have been approved for foster parent credit (see exceptions listed below). If you have issues with any of the online courses listed below, please contact the organization affiliated with that particular class. IFAPA will not be able to help resolve any issues with these classes since they are not connected to or operated by IFAPA.

Online Courses...

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IFAPA Lifebook Pages

IFAPA Lifebook Pages

IFAPA has created over seventy free lifebook pages for foster and adoptive families and social workers to use.

What is a Lifebook?

A lifebook brings together a child's past, present, and future. It is a book to document a child's history, celebrate accomplishments, and allow his or her talents to shine. It is a record of a child's life in his or her own words using photos,...

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Related topics : foster child life book pages / family wants to return adopted child / families looking to adopt a child / adopt a child in foster care / how many families want to adopt a child