Adoptive Family Portrait Project

National Adoption Month and 14th Annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project



November 2018 is National Adoption Awareness Month &Annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project

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 have adopted 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.

For Members of Congress:

This November, Voice for Adoption (VFA) is providing an opportunity for members of Congress to celebrate the ways that adoption has touched the lives of their constituents. We invite you to participate in VFA's annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project, please click here to learn how to be involved. If you are interested in being a part of the project please fill out this survey.


Voice For Adoption Family Portrait Project

Ways to Be Involved:

  • Identify an adoptive family to feature—VFA is looking for foster care adoptive families whose family portraits will be displayed in the Washington, DC office of their member of Congress. VFA will also ask for family’s adoption experiences in order to share an adoption story with members of Congress. VFA will match Senators and Representatives with a family from their home state or home district (for Representatives). Each participating family will receive a copy of our Adoptive Family Portrait Project booklet that features the families and Members of Congress that are involved. Click here to learn more about the role of participating families or click here to complete the family survey and join the project!
  • Encourage your members of Congress to participate—Please contact your Senators and Representatives to encourage them to be part of the Adoptive Family Portrait Project. Hearing from constituents will make it more likely that members of Congress will participate. Click here for a sample template for e-mailing your member of Congress about the project.
  • Sponsor our project—VFA has sponsorship opportunities for every budget, making it possible for individuals and organizations to provide financial support for this project. All sponsors will be acknowledged in the program booklet, and higher-level sponsors receive additional benefits, including featured recognition at the Capitol Hill reception. Contact VFA for a detailed list of sponsorship opportunities or click here.