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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.  Following the mission of Florida FAPA, we strive to support, educate and advocate for foster and adoptive families here in Manatee County.


Family Membership: $30.00 per family, per year

For our foster, adoptive, relative and non-relative families, we offer our Family Membership for just $30.00 per year.  At the present time benefits include:

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

  • Opportunity to attend Tickets for Kids outings

  • MCFAPA logo promotional items

  • Members-only raffles and special giveaways may be offered at throughout the year.

  • Members-only Events

  • Adoptions Congratulations Packages

  • MCFAPA Supply Closet (Clothing, baby/children's supplies, toys, diapers/wipes and more!)

To join, please complete this Google Form and you will be invoiced for your Membership Dues:

Supporting Membership:  $15.00 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 upcoing MCFAPA Meeting

Organization Overview

We typically meet the first Thursday of every month  from 7-8:30pm. We have a guest speaker provide a casual training and we conduct our general business meeting. All of our Monthly Meetings/Trainings are held online  via Zoom for the convenience of all of our families.  Relative and non-relative Caregivers are also welcome.     Certificates are also provided for required re-licensing training hours. 

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: Brandy Towler

Secretary: Kelly Lipp

Treasurer: Position Currently Vacant

Membership: Kimberlee Peralta

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


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