Families for Private Adoption (FPA) was started over 25 years ago by a group of committed volunteers who shared the common passion of supporting the journey to parenthood. That same passion is shared by our members today. The mission of FPA is to provide support and education to those seeking to build their families through adoption.  While FPA is supportive of all types of adoption, our particular focus is in drawing upon our members' collective experience to provide practical help and encouragement to people pursuing domestic, private adoption. As a non-profit group, FPA is run entirely by volunteers, almost all of whom are parents through adoption.  We are concerned with preserving the dignity of all parties involved in the private adoption process and advocate for the rights of adoptive parents, birthparents and our children.