Work in Action

VFA has worked successfully for the passage of:

  • Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
  • Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014
  • Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act of 2011 
  • Child Abuse and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010 - (Adoption Opportunities Program) 
  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 
  • Fostering Adoption to Further Student Achievement Act (FAFSA) of 2007
  • Promoting Safe and Stable Families Act of 2001
  • Hope for Children Act of 2001
  • Adoption Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997 

The United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee recognizes VFA's contribution to the reauthorization of CAPTA, click here to read the letter.  

 

VFA has advocated for the passage of:

  • The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2017

 

VFA has held Congressional Briefings on:

  • Adoption Opportunities Program 
  • Adoption Tax Credit
  • Post-Adoption Services 

In addition to promoting our advocacy agenda through our own efforts, Voice for Adoption lends its support to advocacy campaigns being run by other organizations. For more information on these campaigns, please use the links below.

Adoption Tax Credit Working Group - "Save the Adoption Tax Credit" Campaign http://adoptiontaxcredit.org

Every Child Deserves a Family Coalition http://www.familyequality.org/get_informed/advocacy/adoption_and_foster/ecdf_coalition/

Children’s Defense Fund’s Healthy Child campaign www.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer pagename=healthy_child

Human Rights Campaign's All Children – All Families initiative www.hrc.org/acaf

Kids Are Waiting campaign, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts kidsarewaiting.org

Voice for Adoption is also a collaborating organization of National Adoption Day