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    VFA is proud to announce that with hard work and advocating, there have been some historic advancements in the final federal budget for 2018. By working with Congress, federal policy makers, coalitions, and VFA members, we...
Amanda and Cliff Choiniere express great pride in the children who came to them five years ago through foster care adoption. They write: “Bella, age 13, is smart, sassy, compassionate, creative, and athletic. Ben, age 9, is...
This morning, Schylar Baber, Executive Director of Voice for Adoption participated in a press call conference regarding the the troubling trend of child welfare bills that target LGBTQ people, several of which are moving in state...
Carrie and Andy Shoop have created a joyous family by adopting two pairs of siblings. With two teens, a preadolescent, and a grade school aged child, the Shoop household is filled with merriment and laughter. Andy’s expertise as...
Leaders of the Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign are condemning the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) planned two-year delay in collecting critical foster care and adoption data as required by a 2016 rule. The...
Over a period of 23 years, Ronda and Joe Carlson have adopted 5 foster children, blending them in with their 3 birth children to create a diverse, fun-loving family. Influenced by Ronda’s parents who provided foster care while...
Rob and Reece had always wanted to adopt. Rob’s own experience in foster care from age 10–18 gave the couple special insights and motivation. Seeing children presented on Wednesday’s Child added extra incentive. Rob and Reece...
My Perspective on Child Welfare and Adoption By Rachel Hervey Published 02/28/18 These children need us, and I am honored to be able to give them a voice. At this point, I am reaching the halfway mark of my internship with Voice...
What might inspire a single, professional man to become a father to five young children? Tayden Haile explains, “Each child held my heart from the day of arrival to my foster home. The key word for me was home. If you are at home...
We are facing a huge problem at the federal level regarding Adoption Incentives funding, and we need your help!  Background: The Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive Payments program recognizes and rewards states for...

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