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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VFA POSITION STATEMENT

Agencies Should Not Be Allowed to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Families, Children, and Youth Voice for Adoption (VFA) and our 17 member agencies advocate on behalf of the 112,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted and the families that adopt them. We are committed to the belief that every child deserves to have a safe, permanent, and loving family. 

We strongly oppose policies and practices that categorically discriminate against prospective parents, including but not limited to discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, family size, disability, medical condition, geographic location, employment status, occupation (including employment in the child welfare system), and educational attainment.

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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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The Evolution of American Adoption by Isabel Marcelletti The progress in United States adoption policies was made possible by passionate advocacy from organizations, including Voice for Adoption’s (VFA) founding agency: Child...
Equality Position Statement
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Voice for Adoption (VFA), National Center for Adoption and Permanency (NCAP), Foster Club, and...
Schylar Baber, age 6.
April 4, 2017 VFA Director Schylar Baber presented on the Power of Resilience in CO and was interviewed by CBS News for their Wednesday's Child Segment. Hear what was said about adoption! Read full article and watch the video.