Be part of a global and multicultural initiative to advance the care of preterm and ill infants and their families


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
  • Any individual who was once cared for in a newborn intensive or special care nursery may also apply for membership

All family applicants are reviewed by the NFI Membership Committee prior to acceptance as a member of the organization

Become a Member

  • Enjoy access to the “Members Page” on the NFI website
  • May have access to the Family Advisory Council
  • Enjoy early access to the Developmental Observer, the NFI newsletter
  • Receive monthly updates from the NFI President
  • Receive regular summaries of current research through the NFI initiative R3: Research, Read & Review
  • May be included on the NFI Member Google Listserv
  • May attend the Annual NFI Membership Meeting
  • Vote on NFI matters
  • May serve on the NFI Board of Directors
  • May serve on NFI Committees
  • May be included on the Family Membership List on the NFI website
Become a Member

50.00 USD

Become a Member

If you have any questions about membership, please email us at

I was born three 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.