I was born December 13, 1985, 3 months premature. I was one of the babies studied in the pilot program for NIDCAP. I am now 19 years old and a college sophomore studying journalism with a minor in foreign languages…I write to you in hopes that you…realize that I am another baby, turned young woman that you helped. I do not know where I would be without NIDCAP and hope that it continues to flourish.

K. A.

Family Memberships

Family Membership in the NIDCAP Federation International

Families can become members of the NFI, receive information and support through their membership, and support the growth of nurseries that provide developmentally supportive care from the NIDCAP approach.

Family Membership is open to any parent or extended family member who supports the mission and goals of the NFI and who has an infant who is currently or was previously cared for in a newborn intensive or special care nursery. NICU graduates may, themselves, also apply for membership

To apply for Family Membership complete the Family Membership Application Form.

All family applicants will be reviewed by the NFI Board of Directors prior to acceptance as a member of the organization.

Family Membership Benefits

  • Enjoy the full support of the NFI
  • Receive an NFI pin
  • Have access to the “Members Page” on the NFI web site
  • May be listed in the NFI Family Membership List on the NFI website
  • May be included on the NFI Member listserv
  • Receive NFI publications
  • May attend the annual NFI Membership Meeting
  • May serve on the NFI Board of Directors
  • Vote on NFI matters

Application Form

Family Membership Application Form

Please mail your Application Form and Letter of Sponsorship to:

NFI Membership Office
6300 Creedmoor Road, Suite 170-127
Raleigh, NC 27612 USA

Or email Jim Helm, Chair, NFI Governance Committee at: nfimembership@nidcap.org

Once the NFI Board of Directors has approved your application for membership, you will receive an Acceptance Letter and an invoice for your dues. Annual dues cover the period from October 1st through September 30th of each year. After your initial invoice, you will receive invoices to renew your membership annually.

Annual Dues: Family Members: $50

Please either pay your fee through PayPal by clicking the button below, or include a check or money order with your invoice.

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