Saluting Our Military: Adoption Is An Option!
As we celebrate 4th of July, we want to show our gratitude to the many military families who help ensure our independence. In recent years, great strides have been made to make both domestic and international adoption more accessible to military personnel. Here are a few tips and resources to help military families navigate the adoption process.Continue Reading
Reflections on Fatherhood
NCFA President and CEO Chuck Johnson: "The culture of adoption in America has changed so much since the time my father was adopted as a baby. In those days, adoption was a personal subject, not something that families openly discussed. My first real awareness of adoption was when I was a teenager and began to learn about my father’s adoption. Adoption has become my lifelong passion, and I have dedicated the past 28 years to the field."Continue Reading
Visiting Capitol Hill
This week, I had the privilege to attend a meeting on Capitol Hill concerning the National Responsible Fatherhood Registry. Here are four groups of people that would be positively impacted by a National Responsible Fatherhood Registry.Continue Reading
Father's Day Gift Ideas
This Sunday marks Father’s Day, a time to celebrate Dad and give him a small token of our appreciation. Whether he is a birth parent, foster parent, stepfather, grandpa or adoptive dad, all dads deserve a little love on Father’s Day! Father’s Day presents don’t have to be expensive to be special. In fact, some of the best presents are the ones your child makes!Continue Reading
3 Reasons CHIFF Needs to Pass
The little boy was “unadoptable.” That’s what Eastern European bureaucracy said. Once labeled, his chance of a successful life was virtually non-existent. The Children in Families First (CHIFF) bill [S. 1530 and H.R. 4143] wants to change that by helping to ensure that all children grow up in a family.Continue Reading
In Celebration of Mother's Day and National Foster Care Month
Last year, my family adopted two teenage girls through foster care, and during National Foster Care Month I want to tell our story. If you’re considering adoption, please take the first step and learn more.Continue Reading
2014 National Adoption Conference
On June 19th and 20th, the National Council For Adoption will host the 2014 National Adoption Conference at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida! At this year's conference, Charting a New Path: Creativity vs. Reactivity, expert speakers will educate, inspire, and challenge attendees to move from reactivity to creativity.Continue Reading
What is Post-Adoption Support?
We wanted to share here some of the important support services we know children and families often need and appreciate. If any of these services interest you, you can locate particular services in your area by talking to an adoption professional familiar with your journey or contacting NCFA.Continue Reading