About the Family Preservation Foundation
Family Preservation Foundation is the first organization of its kind. One of our main priorities is providing pro bono attorneys to unrepresented low-income families who are treated unfairly by the state's child welfare and foster care system. In addition, our grassroots activities include reunification services and legal education.
FPF believes in supporting children and families who have entered the public child welfare system so they can fully realize their potential. When possible, our goal is to reunite parents and their children quickly and provide them the tools they need to be successful.
Ultimately our goal is to partner with families earlier to get ahead of problems before they occur at home. Our primary focus is on keeping families together, getting them the services they need, and keeping children out of the foster care system.
Currently, we are concerned that children's and parental rights are slipping away in America. Children need to be raised by loving nurturing parents, and not the government. In fact, based upon the federally reported statics on foster care outcomes, the government has not done a good job at raising children. FPF believes a paradigm shift in approach and practice needs to take place. (Foster Care Statistics)
Each day we see that children's and parental rights are not being upheld in the courts due to a lack of legal representation. The less fortunate children from low-income families who cannot afford legal representation, are being unwittingly detained when there is no harm to the child. FPF views this as a systematic attack on the low-income, single-parent, and nuclear families, as well as the extended family unit.
Family Preservation Foundation works to preserve family rights through litigation, as well as community and professional education relating to child welfare matters, while advocating for state and federal policy legislation which respects the universal rights of the extended families like Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.
Every child has priceless value and unlimited potential regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Children should be protected, and nurtured to their full potential.