ASFA Notes
We have no leaders. Just Creative and Dedicated Team Members

Work in Progress
Rev: 01/26/2015
This is a Work in Progress and not Publically linked.
It is only for those that are part of the Team for
Our Families, Our Children, Our Future

History of Development

Federal Laws:

Federal/State Relationships

The chart shown is the relationship between the Federal Government and State Government. Everyone needs to realize that the Federal Legislators create Acts. Then it is the responsibility of each state to interpret and create laws/statutes representing their interpretation of these acts.

If anyone is going to take part in the Legislative Process, they need to know the Federal Acts and then compare to their particular state's laws/statutes. This is most advantageous since one can challenge their state if they feel their state's laws are not in line with the Federal Acts and/or challenge the Federal Acts.


Check out Our National Family/Parent Survey Home Page>> Go Now

If you want to do your part to change the policy and procedures from foster care and adoption to family preservation, please fill out this survey.

Current Development    •   Future Development   •   Helpful Links   •   Suggested Common Concern

The collection of answers from these surveys will be a tremendous help to those who are working toward change of the child protective agency in Iowa.

Important Note:

Current Development

The first survey created is related directly to parents, in the state of Iowa.

If anyone is interested in being a team coordinator for their state, please email GPC Publications.
Bookmark this link and check back for updates.

The initial "Parent" survey was created by Iowa Families for CPS Reform© and now is on a National basis; and to collect information to provide:

Future Development

If you have any additional topics or concerns for a survey, please contact the Senior Editor at

Helpful Links

Hopefully in this section one can provide the mosts helpful links, references, etc. Yes there are numerous, but the top should go here. Can even sub catagorize parents, grand parents, etc. For reference and, perhaps cross checking, here is a list created by the members of our NFPCAR team>> Check them out

GPC Publications is proud to be the team volunteer organizer of the Surveys and web site information to obtain the issues that many families face across the nation when dealing with governmental agencies and their families.

In order to Insure proper Coordination and Development of this project, GPC Publications has Copyrighted the text of the survey and all information obtained will be Confidential:

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: All information collected is "Confidential". No part of this survey form may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the authors, unless otherwise indicated for stand-alone materials.© [GPC Publications] [2014]

Thank You, From the National Family Advocate Team

What is the "Power of Team"?

Suggested Common Concern*

"We are joining forces with all persons affected by Parens Patriae to include parents, extended family, foster parents and father's and mother's rights groups. While this is a difficult endeavor due to various divisions, the focus will be on challenging the system with the unified goals and commonalities that each is suffering under in family courts and through Child Protective Agencies and other related Groups."

(See Definition: Parens Patriae)

*Note: Originally created by a Family Advocate in the state of WA and shared with many individuals and groups over the past few years.


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