"What We Do"

We work with members of congress, policy makers, partner organizations, and agencies to encourage sound policies that are in the best interest of our nations waiting foster children.

  • Voice for Adoption (VFA) advocates for the safety and well-being of children in foster care. 

  • VFA holds briefings on foster and adoption issues on Capitol Hill. 

  • VFA works on special projects focused on raising awareness around the needs of foster and adoptive youth, and the families that adopt them. 

  • VFA strives to ensure the foster care and adoption issues remain at the forefront our policy maker's attention.


Voice for Adoption (VFA) develops and advocates for improved adoption policies. Recognized as a national leader in special needs adoption, VFA works closely with federal and state legislators, as well as other child welfare organizations, to make a difference in the lives of the 123,000 children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted and the families who adopt children from foster care.


Voice for Adoption was established in 1996 to provide a permanent mechanism to shape the public debate regarding:

  • the needs of children who are growing up without families of their own;
  • the lifelong consequences for the development of these children and their later functioning as adults when they continue to be forgotten;
  • the positive potential of adoption to meet the needs of these children; and
  • the benefits to the community of providing ongoing support for families who adopt the children

VFA is a bi-partisan force, which shapes the future by providing accurate information on adoption issues, encouraging prompt adoption of waiting children, and supporting sound public policy in adoption.

Meet the Director

Executive Director