The organization was founded by a father who quickly found there were major flaws, downfalls, and loopholes with the current system after his child was taken from him at just a week old. In a short time, he was able to connect with people across the globe experiencing similar struggles, and he realized the scope of the issue and the need for change. His experience provided visibility into not only the flaws in the family court system, but in our society – across the United States and across the world.
The name Time to Put Kids First was derived from a history of children being put in the middle of custody disputes and ultimately suffering as a result.
TPKF filed its Articles of Incorporation on December 13, 2014 and became a Washington State Non-profit. In March of 2015, the organization became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit. By April 2015, TPKF was already supporting families in every U.S. state and reaching 45 countries. In July 2015, TPKF held its opening event fundraiser which took place in the states of WA and NH. On October 1, 2015, Time to Put Kids First became registered to operate on the ground in Idaho.
In TPKF’s first year, 107 volunteers gave more than 6,850 hours of their time supporting our cause. Also, 25 business partners and 44 individual contributors and members helped fund our work.
In March 2016, TPKF became registered to operate in Hawaii.
In October 2016, TPKF kicked off its Co-Parenting Program.
In January 2017, TPKF became registered to operate in New Hampshire.