Frequently Asked Questions
API is changing its membership structure to reflect our mission to truly serve and support all parents, to streamline the technology and business processes and maximize limited resources. These FAQ are intended to serve as a guide to questions you might have about these membership changes.
I'm a currently active API Member, how will API's new membership affect my current membership?
I'm an expired API member / I'm not an API member / I'm not sure if I'm an API member, but would like to find out more!
Your current membership and all related benefits will remain intact until your membership expires. On expiration, you will simply renew your membership with API and consider additional ways you can stay connected with and support API. Please note that all new and renewed API memberships have new benefits.
How can I become an API member?
Click here to join API for free!
How can I renew my expired API membership?
Click here to join API for free! Once you've done this, there is no need to renew again. You can always change your membership options at anytime.
How can I become a member of my local API group?
Click here to join API for free! Your membership in a local support group is supported by your free membership with API.
How can I help financially support my local API group?
Become an AP Advocate for $35 annually (or more) and $15 will be donated to your local group.
What are the API membership benefits?
API Members benefit from the local and international support and connection that comes with the API community. Members can expect to receive regular newsletters and The Attached Family electronic magazine. Families are free to print their magazine, or email it, sharing it with family, pediatricians, community centers, shelters, and friends. Back issues of the magazine and journal will be available too. A print-on-demand option for those who desire a bound magazine will be available separately.
How much does API membership cost?
It's free! Click here to join, and don't forget that your free API membership associates you with a local API Support Group too.
Doesn't API need funds to operate?
Yes we do and we strongly encourage and welcome our members, friends and supporters in making annual pledges and donations toward API's continued operation. Please make a donation here to help support API financially. In addition to the benefits of free membership, you'll feel satisfied to know that you've been instrumental in supporting API's mission.
How can I help support API financially?
Make a donation. A $35 donation allows you to become an AP Advocate and in addition to the benefits of an API membership, you'll feel satisfied to know that you've been instrumental in supporting API's mission. And don't forget that donating items to the AP Month auction and bidding for items in the auction other easy, excellent and rewarding ways to support API financially and encourage others to join in as well.
How can I volunteer my time to help API?
How do I become an API Leader?
Why is API making all of these changes?
To reflect our mission to truly serve and support all parents, to streamline the technology and business processes and maximize limited resources. We will leave the printing and shipping business and the intensity required of program maintenance behind and stick to our strengths.