The purpose of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP) is to provide a forum in which State Adoption Program Managers can pool their expertise and to promote networking activities as an association with other direct child welfare entities and individual professionals so that each State can develop and maintain an efficient, state-of-the-art adoption program.
NASAP charges no membership fee. All State Adoption Program Managers are considered NASAP members and their active participation is strongly encouraged. Click here to access the current NASAP List 11-26-13
The association is guided by an Executive Committee (EC) which is elected at the annual working meeting. Members include a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and four members-at-large. The EC serves two year terms with half elected each year. They hold monthly conference call meetings and meet at the end of each annual meeting.
2013-2014 Executive Committee
Director of Foster Care and Adoption
Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Office of Child Permanency
Adoption Program Policy Specialist
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Adoption and Resource Home Development and Support Manager
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Division of Children, Youth and Families
Adoption, Guardianship & Permanency Manager
Michigan Department of Human Services
Bureau of Child Welfare
Permanency Program Specialist
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Adoption and Consultation Manager
Bureau of Programs and Policies
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Tracey Parker Hirst
Adoption Program Manager
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services
Program Manager III
State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Annual Working Meeting
Since 1998, members of NASAP have held an Annual Working Meeting in Washington, D.C. Members unable to attend the Annual Working Meeting may review the web cast archives of the event, as well as, download meeting information and handouts from each presentation.
NASAP’s 2013 Annual Working Meeting took place as webinar October 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. To access the registration link for the meeting, please visit at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/pnjxlb8tx2ad&eom.
For more information about the Annual Working Meeting or NASAP activities, please contact Ingrid Parks at (248) 443-0306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Goals for 2012-2014 (proposed goals for 2014-2016)
- Increase attendance at the NASAP Annual Working Meeting.
- Increase opportunities for informal sharing/relationship building among NASAP members.
- Establish, build, and/or strengthen mutually supportive relationships between NASAP and other child welfare peer organizations such as the National Association of State Foster Care Managers (NASFCM), the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA), etc.
- Assure continuity and progress toward fulfilling stated mission and goals of the Association.
- Encourage and support collaboration among individual Association members as well as with members of partner child welfare peer associations and other national organizations for the attainment of positive individual child and family, county, state and national outcomes.
- Achieve full utilization of technical assistance to NASAP by the National Resource Center for Adoption and the Children’s Bureau’s Training and Technical Assistance Network.
Children’s Bureau’s Training and Technical Assistance Network
The National Resource Center for Adoption provides guidance, coordination, and leadership development to the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP). The National Resource Center for Adoption is also one of eleven Centers, funded by the Children’s Bureau to build the capacity of State, Tribes, territories and courts through the provision of training, technical assistance, research, and consultation on the full array of Federal requirements administered by the Children’s Bureau.
These Centers conduct needs assessments, provide on-site technical assistance, identify and disseminate best practices, and coordinate and collaborate with other NRCs and agencies.
For additional information about the T/TA Network, click here.
For additional information, please call (248) 443-0306 or email the NRCA at email@example.com