Our History – committed to change
National Parents Organization is a national charitable and educational 501(c)(3) organization. Ned Holstein, MD, MS and three other fathers founded the organization in Massachusetts in 1998. Under his leadership, it has grown to national prominence
National Parents Organization’s ultimate goal is shared parenting in every state. With this, it will address and implement remedies for the host of financial, custody, and alienation issues the family courts address.
From the beginning, National Parents Organization has been committed to reform and change. We are reforming the family courts to treat fathers and mothers as equally important to the well-being of their children, to make shared parenting after separation or divorce the norm, and to arrange finances after separation or divorce equitably.
National Parents Organization was originally named Foundation for Fathers and Families and became known as Fathers and Families.