What Does "Special Needs" Mean in Adoption?
In adoption, the term "special needs" varies by state and country. In this blog post, we explore some similarities and differences in the way "special needs" is defined across the U.S. and around the world.Continue Reading
Meet NCFA's 2017 Awardees!
For over 35 years, NCFA has been proud to honor incredible achievements in the field of adoption with our Adoption Hall of Fame and Friend of Adoption awards. Read more about our 2017 awardees: Tom Velie of New Beginnings Adoptions, Kelly Peterson of Utah Foster Care, and Consortium for Children's Structured Analysis Family Evaluation.Continue Reading
Helping Children Cope with Celebrations
For many children, fireworks are the best part of Independence Day. But for children with Sensory Processing Disorder–or children who simply become overwhelmed by crowds and unpredictable environments–Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are stress-inducing. Read on to learn how to help your child have a safe and enjoyable holiday.Continue Reading
Keeping Post-Adoption Report Promises
Take a moment today to learn about post-adoption reports—an important opportunity for parents who adopted internationally to reflect on their child's adjustment and report back to the country of origin. These reports help support the future of intercountry adoption!Continue Reading
2017 National Foster Care Award Recipients
During National Foster Care Month, National Council For Adoption presents the Mary Alice Babineaux Award to Mississippi's Dr. David Chandler and NBC4 Washington's Barbara Harrison. Learn more about their work here!Continue Reading
Adoption Study Discusses Current State of Adoption
National Council For Adoption announces the publication of the seventh edition of the National Adoption Data study. Adoption: By the Numbers is the only comprehensive source of the most recent domestic adoption statistics for American families. Featuring data collected and analyzed by Drs. Jo Jones and Paul Placek, this publication explores trends in domestic infant adoption, intercountry adoption, and adoption through foster care.Continue Reading