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"Family is defined by the people we choose to bring into our lives."   Through birth, foster care, and adoption, Katie and Kristopher Marks have created a delightful blended family of seven. Their busy household is often abuzz...
Recently, the child welfare system had a huge and necessary win. On February 9, 2018, The Family First Prevention Services Act was signed into law, as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This act reforms the child welfare...
“The downward trend in the federal share of spending on children means that spending on children’s programs is not growing at the same rate as other federal programs. Rather than invest substantial resources in initiatives that...
The Scholes Family, Virginia "Together by choice, not by chance." Meet Cary and Robert Scholes, and their two children: birth daughter Cheyenne, age 21, and an adopted son, age 13. All four Scholes agree that, for them, family...
Hi my name is Maximilian Mihaylov, but most people just call me Max. I was born in Winter Park Florida, a bit ironic considering the weather is always warm there. I was raised in the town of Ann Arbor Michigan, and began studying...
Meet one of VFA's New Policy Interns  By Reagan Henry  Published 09/03/19 Hello, my name is Reagan Henry and I am one of the new Policy Interns at Voice For Adoption. I grew up in Rochester, Michigan and I am now entering my...
Download full version Voice for Adoption (VFA) advocates on behalf of the over 123,000 children in foster care who are waiting for adoption, and the families who adopt them. Today, we speak out against the public policies and...
UT Taylor Family
The Taylor Family The Taylor Family, Utah We have seen our hearts grow in ways we never thought possible. By blending adopted children with one born to them, Christina and Christopher Taylor have created a beautiful, sweet...
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Download VFA Response Letter June 18, 2019 Re: Proposed Rulemaking amending the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) System to remove questions relating to sexual orientation (Apr. 19, 2019) [RIN 0970-...
For PDF version of release click here.  June 13, 2019 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Voice for Adoption: Hails Introduction of Legislation to End Discrimination in the Child Welfare System Every Child Deserves a Family Act introduced...

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