We have no leaders. Just Creative and Dedicated Team Members
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
- 2013-2015: Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in
Foster Care Act (HR
3205) Introduced in 2013; Passed Senate 2014 (Editing of Bill Index in
- 1997: Adpotion and Safe Families Act of 1997 (H.R.
867; 105th Congress, 1st Session
- 1990: Foster Care, Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Services (S.
101-118;101st Congress, 2nd Session
http://nfpcar.org/AFSA/1990/1990_Secured_Orig.pdf )(Secured File)
- 1980: Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (Public
Law 96-272; 96th Congress
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
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
Check out Our National
Family/Parent Survey Home Page>>
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.
- You will not be identified, if you don't want to be, because identification is not required.
- Anyone providing identification and/or contact information, will be considered confidential, by
State Team Members and the National Family Advocatcy Team ©
- The cooperation of everyone will be greatly appreciated and most helpful.
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
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:
- Follow up information for Families in their State;
- Proof for State legislators and Child Protective
AGENCY employees; or
- Need for changes in the current child welfare system in Iowa.
Other surveys in more detail on Parent concerns
- State and National Sub-Area survey team coordinators
- Publication Development using the information
- Research on the many issues that face Our Families
and Children in regards to the Child Protective AGENCY and related
If you have any additional topics or concerns for a survey,
please contact the Senior Editor at
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 them..ie 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] 
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."
*Note: Originally created by a Family Advocate in the state of WA and shared with many individuals and groups over the past few years.