Voice for Adoption advocates for the 123,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted.
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Voice for Adoption advocates for the 123,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted.
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November 2019 is National Adoption Awareness Month & Annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project

Every November, for National Adoption Awareness Month, Voice for Adoption (VFA) hosts a signature project called the Adoptive Family Portrait Project. Each year we celebrate families who haveadopted children from foster care. The primary goal of the project is to raise awareness among members of Congress about the real experiences and needs of families that have adopted children who were in the foster care system. Families can join the project by clicking here

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Voice for Adoption Annual Adoption Award Nomination 2019

The Awards for Nomination:
The Drenda Lakin Memorial Award for Continuing Service to Adoptive Families Award honors a state, nonprofit organization, or individual whose programs provide valuable adoptive family support after adoptions are finalized.

The Breaking Barriers Adoption Award is presented to a state, county, tribal child welfare agency, or dedicated individual that has made diligent efforts in overcoming barriers, which can include age, geographic, and/or special needs, to find permanent families for children waiting to be adopted.
 
For more information about the awards visit here
Please submit nominations by Tuesday October 1, 2019 by clicking here

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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.

Attention Adoption Agencies and Other Frontline Services Providers

 

  • We are seeking to identify post-adoption support programs that may meet the criteria to be included in the list of services that states can offer under the Family First Act. Under the Family First Act, a state (if they choose the option) can provide up to 12 months of in-home services, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and prevention services. Specifically we are looking for post-adoptive services that; 
  1. Have a manual
  2. Do not cause harm
  3. Contain data to support no harmful actions are being taken
  • Please consider responding to our survey below regarding your agency's post-adoption services, if you have multiple options in your community please feel free to submit multiple surveys to outline all of the services available. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation. 

SURVEY

Source: United States Department of Health & Human Services, Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Data from FY 2016, Estimates as of October 2017
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