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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...
Celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month
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...
VFA HHS STRATEGIC PLAN RESPONSE
PDF VERSION   October 27, 2017   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Strategic Planning Team Attn: Strategic Plan Comments 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room...
Testimony on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Repeal Legislation
Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal Monday, September 25, 2017 United State Senate Committee on Finance 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building   FROM:  Voice for Adoption, 1220 L Street NW, Suite 100-344,...
Download PDF Letter August 28, 2017 Administration for Children and Families Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 330 C Street SW Washington DC 20201 Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer   by email: infocollection@acf.hhs....
A Summer with Voice for Adoption By Isabel Marcelletti and Michael Tuskey Published 8/10 For the last policy blog, Isabel Marcelletti and Michael Tuskey will be answering questions about their time interning at Voice for...
Health Care Drama and the Deciding Vote-a-Rama By Isabel Marcelletti 7/31/17 CNN referred to it as a “strange drama.” The fate of foster children’s health coverage in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Out played out in a chain of...
Social Security Block Grant By Michael Tuskey  Published 7/21 Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) is a Federal block grant to states and territories which allows them to decide how to best allocate funds for child welfare services...
Encouraging Adoptions from Foster Care in the US: A Briefing on Adoption Opportunities and Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentives  In the United States, there are currently 427,910 children in foster care, of which 111,820...
Stand Up for Medicaid to Protect Our Foster Youth by Isabel Marcelletti Published 7/14 With the passing of the American Health Care Act of 2017 in the House and the introduction of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of...

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