Manatee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.


To provide a positive and supportive community where foster and adoptive families can connect and grow.


Family Membership: $20.00 per family, per year

For our foster, adoptive, relative and non-relative families, we offer our Family Membership for just $20.00 per year.  We are working to  increase the benefits to our member families, but at the present time they include:

  • Monthly Trainings (1.5 hours continuing education credit per training)

  • Supervised Childcare during Meetings/Trainings- includes snack and juice boxes

  • Your choice of a MCFAPA logo Car Magnet or Bumper Sticker

  • Members-only raffles and special surprises may be offered at various meetings throughout the year.

  • Member Events

  • Adoptions Congratulations Packages

  • Foster Closet (Clothing, baby/children's supplies, toys)

Supporting Membership:  $10.00 per person, per year

Not eligible for a Family Membership, but still interested in supporting the Manatee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association?  The Supporting Membership may be right for you.  Perfect for professionals working in the child welfare field, MCFAPA volunteers and local community members.

  • Your choice of a MCFAPA logo Car Magnet or Bumper Sticker

  • Invitation to monthly meetings/trainings

  • Opportunity for you, or a member of your organization to serve as a Guest Speaker/Trainer at an ipcoing MCFAPA Meeting

Organization Overview

We typically meet the first Thursday of every month  from 6:30-8:30pm. We have a guest speaker provide a casual training and then we conduct our general business meeting. This is a great setting to connect with other foster and adoptive families and to grow as a parent and a person.  Relative and non-relative Caregivers are also welcome.   Supervised Child Care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis through email RSVPs monthly.  Certificates are also provided for required re-licensing training hours. 

**Please note:  As of April 2020-  due to COVID-19, all of our Trainings are being held online via Zoom.  Please see the Facebook Events for these trainings for additional details.**

We also have a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group where we post meeting information, resources, stories, photos and much, much more. Please join us there as well. 

Board of Directors: 

President: Michele Connizzo  

Vice President: Position Currently Vacant

Secretary: Brandy Towler

Treasurer: Position Currently Vacant

Membership: Position Currently Vacant

Communications: Ronda Banks

Interested in serving the Manatee County FAPA by filling one of our vacant Board roles?  Email Michele at ManateeCountyFAPA@yahoo.com or Info@ManteeCountyFAPA.com for more information.


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