A Good, Solid Grounding: How Stable Families Help Prevent Human Trafficking
We’re grateful that many dedicated professionals—representatives, judges, lawyers, social workers, agencies, advocates, and others—work tirelessly to reduce the correlation between foster care and human trafficking. Every effort should be made to keep children safe while in foster care, this is essential.Continue Reading
Everyone Can Do Something with Foster the City
Foster the City, co-hosted by National Council For Adoption and DC127, helped raise awareness of children in foster care and provide resources for all to take action. In our nation’s capital, there are more than 1,300 children in the foster care system, and because of this, NCFA and DC127 are determined to reverse the wait list so there are more families waiting for children than there are children waiting for families.Continue Reading
Celebrate National Adoption Month!
November is National Adoption Month, and organizations all over the U.S. have packed it full with festivities! We want you to smile, laugh, learn, join in community, and collectively celebrate family by checking out some of these events.Continue Reading
National Adoption Month is Almost Here!
NCFA joins organizations across the country in celebrating National Adoption Month. We will be hosting an online auction with dozens of great items to benefit our programs. Find great deals on holiday gifts!Continue Reading
Your Sneak Peek of Foster the City
NCFA is teaming up with DC127 to present Foster the City, an event that invites everyday residents of Washington, DC, and the surrounding area to make a huge impact on those statistics. This free community event features sessions that are divided into four tracks, so everyone can find a way to help children in foster care.Continue Reading
CCCWA Visits D.C.
On September 25th, the delegation arrived at the NCFA offices in Alexandria. There were warm and generous introductions of Chuck Johnson, Director Zhang Shefeng, the delegates, our staff, and the multiple member agencies present with particular emphasis on the integrity and prestige of the Chinese Government and their contributions to the global adoption community.Continue Reading
On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Senator Mary Landrieu graciously opened up her home for NCFA to host a fundraiser benefiting the iChooseAdoption campaign. It was an intimate and wonderful gathering among individuals who connected across political aisles and religious views on the cause of adoption and seeing it promoted positively.Continue Reading
Promoting the Adoption Option
This week I got to attend my first briefing on Capitol Hill. Congressman Steve Stockman hosted the event entitled “Promoting the Adoption Option: Myths, Obstacles and Solutions.” Speakers included Ryan Bomberger from the Radiance Foundation, Casey Mattox from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), Jeanne Monahan of March for Life (MFL) and our own Megan Lindsey from NCFA.Continue Reading
Our Voice, Their Future: Former Foster Youth Recommendations for Children in Care
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Foster Youth Intern Program Briefing, “Our Voice, Their Future.” Created in 2003, the program provides former foster youth with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern in congressional offices. Utilizing their personal experience in foster care, interns prepare carefully researched reports and offer policy recommendations to improve the child welfare system. The summer program culminates with a briefing attended by congressional staff, foster care and adoption advocates, and other key policymakers.Continue Reading