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

National Adoption Month Briefing

and 13th Annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project Display

Wednesday, November 15th

2:00-4:00pm EST, Senate Dirksen Office Building Room 106

 

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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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My name is Samantha Dehring, and I’ve had the honor of interning here with Voice for Adoption for the past few months. When I first arrived in Washington, D.C. in August, I was excited, optimistic, and a little frightened. I’d...
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We are deeply appreciative that the HouseCommittee on Ways and Means has reversed its proposed elimination of the adoption tax credit and has taken a step to support American families by retaining the adoption tax credit as part...
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The average child in the foster care system is cleared for adoption at the age of 8. They will move at least three times while in foster care, and may be separated from their siblings. The child will wait 5 years or more to be...