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.
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.
Board of Directors:
President: Michele Connizzo
Vice President: Patrick Schwar
Secretary: Kelly Lipp
Treasurer: Ericka Isensee
Training Coordinator: Vacamt
Sarasota Liasion: Brandy Towler
DeSoto Liasion: Vacant