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Voice for Adoption
Voice for Adoption focuses our advocacy on achieving better outcomes for the 112,000 children in US foster care who are waiting to be adopted and the families who adopt children and youth from foster care. We believe that every...
    LGBTQ adoptions in jeopardy A “religious belief” law in South Dakota could allow agencies to prevent LGBTQ adoptions By Carter Sherman on Mar 14, 2017 There are already too few homes for foster children in South Dakota, and...
Read Full Article By Schylar Baber, VFA Executive Director At the age of six, I entered the Montana foster care system with my half-brother, after being removed from my physically and sexually abusive biological family. Thrust...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 VFA Submits Written Testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Download full PDF version Adoption & Kinship...
Voice for Adoption Blog
Angelica Cox, Policy Intern  When I left for college at the age of 18, I swore that I would never look back on my experiences in foster care. I was tired of feeling different from my peers after being stereotyped throughout my...
Angelica Cox, Policy Intern  The Fostering Adoption to Further Student Achievement Act Changed my Life Throughout my childhood, school was always my escape because I knew that I could improve my life chances through academic...
Angelica Cox, Policy Intern  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently published proposed regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including proposals related to...
Blog by Angelica Cox, VFA Policy Intern According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ annual report, the foster care population in Fiscal year 2014 rose to 415,129 children from fewer than 401,000 children in Fiscal...
- Blog By Angelica Cox, VFA Policy Intern 2016 There was a period in American history where American Indians and Native children were taken away from their families and placed in non-native homes and institutions at staggering...
- Blog By Angelica Cox, VFA Policy Intern 2016 Today, a family can only become eligible for federal support if they meet standards that were set over 25 years ago with the Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program...

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