Resources for Policy Makers

For the past decade, VFA raises awareness on Capitol Hill through the Adoptive Family Portrait Project. We recruit families from various states and pair them with a member of congress from their state or district. Once paired, VFA writes the adoptive family's story and collects their family photo. The story and photo are display in the participating Congress member's office during National Adoption Month in November each year. 

We are happy to provide updates to policymakers and their staff on news and resources from the child welfare field. If you are interested in receiving these updates, participating in the Adoptive Family Portrait Project, or are looking for information on adoption and child welfare issues please contact Schylar Baber, executive director, at or 202-210-8118.