Voice for Adoption advocates for the 112,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted.
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Voice for Adoption advocates for the 112,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted.
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Our Advocacy Priorities

  • Supporting Support Services for Adoptive and Guardianship Families
  • Ensuring Continued Entitlement Funding to States and Tribes for Core Adoption and Foster Care Services
  • Providing Funding for Discretionary Adoption Programs
  • Making the Adoption Tax Credit Refundable
  • Increasing Children’s Chances of Finding a Permanent Family
  • Ensuring Youth Who Age out of Care Have Access to Health Care
  • Enhancing Children’s Access to Their Cultural Identity
  • Breaking Down Barriers to Interstate Adoptions
  • Ensuring All Children and Youth Have a Permanent Case Goal
  • Expanding Access to Training to Encourage Permanency
  • Ensuring Access to Original Birth Certificates
  • Ensuring Children Placed with Kin have Access to Needed Support 
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It's Time to Join our Adoptive Family Portrait Project

Participate in this Project- Take the first step and fill out our survey here. Please respond to the survey by September 30th. 

Encourage your Congress members to participate- Hearing from constituents will make it likelier that members of Congress will participate. Click here for a sample template for emailing your legislators.

Sponsor this Project-​ Help us make Congress members aware of the joys of adoption from foster care. Click here  to view sponsorship opportunities.

 

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Every Child

Voice for Adoption believes that every child deserves the benefit of a safe and loving family to call their own.

Every Family

Voice for Adoption believes that children do better in families than in foster care or group homes.

Voice for Adoption Duty

Voice for Adoption believes that it is our duty to advocate for the children in care waiting to be adopted, and the families that adopt them.

Become a VFA Member

  • Support Voice for Adoption, in being the leading voice in Washington, D.C. on issues of domestic adoptions, and special needs adoption – we believe that every child deserves a permanent and loving family.
  • Fight stigma and encourage understanding that no child is unadoptable.
  • Easily track and understand what's happening in Congress and federal agencies as they work on adoption and foster care issues.
  • Support our work advocating on behalf of waiting children to be and adoptive families.
  • Be part of a unified coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals aligned with the common go of helping to improve the lives and outcomes of the half a million children in foster care and the 112,000 waiting to be adopted.
  • Weekly e-mail updates on child welfare reports, policy developments, and other news from the adoption community
  • Monthly public policy conference calls that provide updates on policy issues, give members a chance to ask questions about child welfare policy, and let members provide input to the organization
  • E-mail alerts with breaking news on federal adoption policy developments, information on how to contact policymakers, and other child welfare news

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Social Security Block Grant By Michael Tuskey  Published 7/21 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) is a Federal block grant to states and territories which allows them to decide how to best allocate funds for child welfare services...
Encouraging Adoptions from Foster Care in the US: A Briefing on Adoption Opportunities and Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentives  In the United States, there are currently 427,910 children in foster care, of which 111,820...
Stand Up for Medicaid to Protect Our Foster Youth by Isabel Marcelletti Published 7/14 With the passing of the American Health Care Act of 2017 in the House and the introduction of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of...