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HHS officials announced a record $64.7 million in 2018 Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentive awards to 49 states based on FY2017 adoption and guardianship rates. Twenty states earned more than $1million. The top five awards...
 We are truly blessed! When their three children reached the teen years, Kari and Scott Eckard decided to act upon their passion for abused and neglected children by becoming foster parents. The couple did not initially consider...
“Adoption WILL change you, I am so thankful it changed us for the good.”     Eleven-year-old Abigail originally came to live with Tara and Matt Lemon as a foster child in 2007. As time went on, they learned that the possibility...
We are all called to care for others. Open- hearted and unconditional in their approach, Erin and Brian Nurkka applied to foster and adopt through their county, saying yes to children with disabilities, yes to sibling groups,...
“Because every child needs a family" Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) has been of an organizational member of VFA for 14 years! TRAC’s mission is “To create and provide adoption opportunities and a range of services for all...
Family is an ever-changing and developing painting. “Adoption is scary. It is not ever fast. It is not ever fair to the child,” say Jolanda and Lorenzo Scott, who approach the subject of adoption with compassion and realism. The...
This list of forbidden words not only harms the American population but slows our advances in the scientific community and punishes our waiting youth who are identified as a “vulnerable” population With a new administration...
Through adoption, we are able to dramatically improve these childrens’ lives. The Adoption Exchange is a founding organizational member of VFA. The Adoption Exchange works to ensure permanency and safety for children within the...
VFA is Accepting Nominations for our Annual National Adoption Awards VFA presents two National Adoption Awards annually at our National Adoption Month Briefing and Adoptive Family Portrait Project in November- National Adoption...
Every child deserves a family who is there for them, at every step of life. “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. Thousands of teens in foster care would be glad to put up with you.” These and similar slogans...

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