Council membership is open to the following member types:

  • Candidate Members
  • Corresponding Fellows
  • Fellows
  • Fellowship Trainees
  • Honorary Fellows
  • International Members
  • Medical Students
  • National Affiliates
  • Residents
  • Senior Members
  • Specialty Fellows


Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees - $0*
all other accepted National member types - $30*
Council Affiliates - $60

*In addition to national dues​

Council affiliate membership

  1. Physicians not eligible for AAP National membership.
  2. Non-physician personnel (e.g. nurses, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, psychologists and social workers) not eligible for National AAP membership.​

Affiliate applicants must submit:

  1. Two letters of support from AAP Fellows (one letter must be from a Fellow member of the Council on Foster Care, Adoption & Kinship Care) that document the applicant’s clinical or research interest in the medical/developmental/mental health aspects of adoption and/or foster care.
  2. Copy of current CV
  3. Copy of license in the relevant profession.


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