Protecting Children by Empowering Parents

Who We Are

We are concerned parents and citizens who care about children and are concerned by how parental rights are slipping away.


Children need to be raised and represented by parents who love them, not by disconnected government officials. When it comes to raising children, parents are better than the government.

Family is better than government.

Yet more and more, parental rights are not being upheld in courts.

No Family

We are working to preserve parental rights through a Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as through state and federal legislation that will protect children by empowering parents.


Will you help us?

We need you to join the team. Simply sign up so we can keep you up-to-date, donate whatever you can, and share our cause. and The Parental Rights Foundation

logospecifiedcmykPantone - teal and gold is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit political action organization. We work to pass legislation that will protect families by preserving parental rights, stop legislation that endangers those rights, and generally raise awareness of these issues in the public eye.

The Parental Rights Foundation is a related 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Foundation does not promote legislation, but instead focuses on educating policymakers and the general public in order to raise awareness of these issues. The Foundation also publishes or reviews academic research papers and occasionally submits amicus briefs in individual court cases in defense of parental rights.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 1090, Purcellville, VA 20134

Endorsements: Why They Support the Parental Rights Amendment

Shaun Alexander, 2005 NFL MVP

Dr. Stephen M. Krason, Ph.D.

Pastor Marvin L. Winans, Sr. Board


William Estrada

William began his career with HSLDA, and he has served in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Will served as the first full-time president of and the Parental Rights Foundation. Now, Will serves as senior counsel at HSLDA.

Rick Green

Rick Green (Board Member)

Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host.

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Michael Farris (Chairman of the Board)

Michael Farris is a constitutional appellate litigator and long-standing leader
of Christian organizations.

J. Michael Smith, J.D.

J. Michael Smith, J.D. (Board Member)

A licensed attorney in CA, DC, and VA, Michael Smith is the President and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense Association.