National Council For Adoption

National Council For Adoption Official page for National Council For Adoption www.adoptioncouncil.org We believe every child deserves a nurturing, permanent family!
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America's leading adoption advocacy nonprofit and the voice for children waiting to be adopted.

Yesterday, NCFA’s Ryan Hanlon co-presented with Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law professor Elizab...
01/05/2024

Yesterday, NCFA’s Ryan Hanlon co-presented with Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law professor Elizabeth Kirk to the Association of American Law Schools’ annual conference on the importance of non-coercion and accurate information for expectant parents pursuing adoption.

Learn more about this important topic at AdoptionCouncil.org/ExploringAdoption

Thanks to Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), the two newest co-sponsors of the bipartisan Adoption ...
01/03/2024

Thanks to Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), the two newest co-sponsors of the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2023. 🙌 👏

This bill will ensure many more families are eligible for the full value of the adoption tax credit, so they have the resources they need to meet their child's needs and help their family thrive.

Visit AdoptionCouncil.org/advocacy to make your voice heard on this bill!

“Speaking on behalf of my family and many others…thank you for your unwavering support. We are so incredibly lucky to ha...
12/31/2023

“Speaking on behalf of my family and many others…thank you for your unwavering support. We are so incredibly lucky to have you in our corner.”

That’s what one of the adoptive families that you have helped through your support of National Council For Adoption wrote to us earlier this year, and we couldn’t have said it better!

As you make your final charitable donations for 2023, remember that your support for NCFA makes a difference for everyone involved in an adoption.

5,611 members of the adoption community answering research surveys to answer some big questions about what's working in ...
12/29/2023

5,611 members of the adoption community answering research surveys to answer some big questions about what's working in adoption and how we can do better - that’s what your support for NCFA made possible in our last fiscal year.

Your year-end donation will ensure this work continues - please consider a tax-deductible gift today.

NCFA needs your thoughts! As we chart a course forward for our adoption research work, we want to know - what questions ...
12/28/2023

NCFA needs your thoughts! As we chart a course forward for our adoption research work, we want to know - what questions and topics should we prioritize? What data and insights could help drive policy change, improve the public's understanding of adoption, and strengthen adoption outcomes for everyone involved? Weigh in here: https://forms.gle/nrm9nWqVqa7ziCuv5

1️⃣9️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ individuals from 4️⃣9️⃣ states using our online advocacy center to get their voices heard advocating for th...
12/27/2023

1️⃣9️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ individuals from 4️⃣9️⃣ states using our online advocacy center to get their voices heard advocating for the adoption community through 5️⃣3️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ advocacy messages sent to to 5️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ federal policymakers - that’s what your support for NCFA made possible in our last fiscal year! Will you help keep that momentum going?

Calling all adoption and child welfare social workers - do you have professional development on your list of goals for 2...
12/27/2023

Calling all adoption and child welfare social workers - do you have professional development on your list of goals for 2024?

Kick off the new year with a FREE webinar to help you empower adoptive and foster parents who are facing behavioral challenges.

This webinar is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

2,226 people taking 10 new adoption education webinars, learning about topics like mental health, special needs, and beh...
12/26/2023

2,226 people taking 10 new adoption education webinars, learning about topics like mental health, special needs, and behavioral challenges in adoption - that's what your support for NCFA made possible in our last fiscal year!

Please donate today to help maintain this momentum in 2024 and help everyone connected to adoption thrive.

12/22/2023

It has been nearly four years since China suspended the adoptions of approximately 400 waiting children who are matched with families in the United States.

Add your voice to our petition urging the Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State and the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs to open communication and work together to get answers for waiting families and ultimately to bring these children home. Sign the petition now at adoptioncouncil.org/action-center.

"Which holidays are celebrated, and how they are celebrated, is also strongly tied to religious and cultural background....
12/19/2023

"Which holidays are celebrated, and how they are celebrated, is also strongly tied to religious and cultural background. Families often repeat the same rituals, passed down through generation after generation of shared history... So, what does all of this emphasis on tradition and family mean for those families that have been formed by adoption?"

Check out the article below, then share your thoughts in the comments about how your family uses the holiday season as an opportunity for growth, connection, and healing!

Ideas for how adoptive families holidays can navigate the holidays in ways that strengthen bonds and reinforce the family unit.

Last month, NCFA president Ryan Hanlon had the opportunity to speak at the United for Adoption Conference in Salt Lake C...
12/15/2023

Last month, NCFA president Ryan Hanlon had the opportunity to speak at the United for Adoption Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference was a great mix of birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, attorneys, agency workers, and more. Thanks to NCFA Board member Steve Sunday of Forever Bound Adoption for his leadership and organization and special thanks to Kirton McConkie for hosting everyone!

Thank you Congressman Doug Lamborn for introducing the Adoption Counts Act of 2023! NCFA is proud to endorse this bill w...
12/12/2023

Thank you Congressman Doug Lamborn for introducing the Adoption Counts Act of 2023! NCFA is proud to endorse this bill which requires state courts to report private adoptions to the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This bill will improve the accuracy of information available on domestic adoptions, like the child’s age and relationship to the adoptive parents, which will increase transparency so Congress can better support birth mothers and adoptive families.

“This legislation will ensure policymakers have accurate and useful information about adoptions in the United States,” said Ryan Hanlon, president and CEO of National Council For Adoption. “The federal government already reports on the number of intercountry adoptions and foster care adoptions; it’s time we add private domestic adoption as well.”

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement: “Accurate information on privately managed adoptions is necessary to ensure every child is afforded the opportunity to live in a safe, secure home.”

Identifying and maintaining stable placements for children with extreme behaviors can be a huge challenge for adoption p...
12/12/2023

Identifying and maintaining stable placements for children with extreme behaviors can be a huge challenge for adoption professionals. This webinar will offer strategies for navigating these challenges and for more effectively preserving and stabilizing these placements.

We are excited to welcome back Chauncey Strong, MSW, Executive Director of Strong Training and Consulting, LLC. Chauncey is one of our most requested and highly rated speakers bringing both personal and professional experience and expertise to the field.

More information on this webinar and continuing education is available at adoptioncouncil.org/social-work

H.R. 6220 is comprehensive legislation that protects adoptive families, children, and expectant mothers from exploitatio...
12/04/2023

H.R. 6220 is comprehensive legislation that protects adoptive families, children, and expectant mothers from exploitation by unlicensed adoption intermediaries and ensures that adoption providers and attorneys operate only in states where they are licensed to do so. Thank you to lead sponsors Congresswoman Annie Kuster Congressman Doug Lamborn , Robert Aderholt for your commitment to supporting ethical, safe adoptions.

National Adoption Month concluded with the introduction of the bipartisan Protecting All Parents and Adoptees (PAPA) Act...
12/04/2023

National Adoption Month concluded with the introduction of the bipartisan Protecting All Parents and Adoptees (PAPA) Act, by lead sponsors Congresswoman Annie Kuster, Rep. Bill Huizenga, and Congressman Lloyd Smucker. A longstanding legislative priority for NCFA, the legislation strengthens the adoption process for birth mothers, adoptive families, and children by establishing a National Responsible Father Registry to increase coordination between states and involved parties throughout the adoption process. Thank you to the lead sponsors for your commitment to improving the ethics, procedures, and outcomes of domestic infant adoption in the U.S. through this bill.

Thank you - we truly couldn't do this work without the support of so many kind and caring friends of adoption.
11/29/2023

Thank you - we truly couldn't do this work without the support of so many kind and caring friends of adoption.

This is your LAST CHANCE today to help NCFA unlock a matching grant this   - and to help us solve the problem of unlicen...
11/28/2023

This is your LAST CHANCE today to help NCFA unlock a matching grant this - and to help us solve the problem of unlicensed, unregulated online brokers who take advantage of both adoptive and birth parents. All first-time donations of $250+ will be doubled to help advance solutions to this problem. Visit adoptioncouncil.org/donate to make your tax-deductible gift.

Help NCFA unlock a matching grant this   to solve one of the biggest problems in adoption - overwhelm and burnout among ...
11/28/2023

Help NCFA unlock a matching grant this to solve one of the biggest problems in adoption - overwhelm and burnout among the front-line professionals who serve everyone involved in an adoption. All first-time donations of $250+ will be doubled! Visit adoptioncouncil.org/donate to make your tax-deductible gift.

Help NCFA unlock a matching grant this   to solve one of the biggest problems in adoption. This is one with potentially ...
11/28/2023

Help NCFA unlock a matching grant this to solve one of the biggest problems in adoption. This is one with potentially serious consequences for some of the world's most vulnerable children, forced to wait too long to come home. All first-time donations of $250+ will be doubled! Visit adoptioncouncil.org/donate to make your tax-deductible gift.

11/28/2023

Help NCFA unlock a matching grant this to solve one of the biggest problems in adoption - unanswered questions about big topics like disruption and dissolution and cultivating openness in adoption. All first-time donations of $250+ will be doubled! Visit adoptioncouncil.org/donate to make your tax-deductible gift.

Official page for National Council For Adoption www.adoptioncouncil.org

11/28/2023

Help NCFA unlock a matching grant this to solve one of the biggest problems in adoption and help kids adopted from foster care find permanency faster. All first-time donations of $250+ will be doubled! Visit adoptioncouncil.org/donate to make your tax-deductible gift.

Official page for National Council For Adoption www.adoptioncouncil.org

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on the things we are grateful for - including the support of the passionate, c...
11/22/2023

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on the things we are grateful for - including the support of the passionate, committed advocates for adoption who make our work possible.

Our new annual report shows how their support is helping create the best possible outcomes for waiting children, adoptive families, expectant and birth parents, and adopted adults.

Next week during , we'll share more about what's next and how you can be a part of it. Until then, from all of us at NCFA, we thank you for your care and concern for everyone involved in adoption.

Keep reading to learn more about the National Council for Adoption's Annual Report for the Fiscal Year of 2022.

There is still time to submit a proposal to speak at the 2024 National Adoption Conference, but Friday is the deadline, ...
11/21/2023

There is still time to submit a proposal to speak at the 2024 National Adoption Conference, but Friday is the deadline, so hurry over to adoptioncouncil.org/conference/speakers for all the details and submission links.

Last week we were thrilled to have more than 120 passionate advocates for adoption join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate ...
11/20/2023

Last week we were thrilled to have more than 120 passionate advocates for adoption join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate our 2023 Adoption Hall of Fame inductee, Mary Beth Chapman of Show Hope, along with this year's Friends of Adoption honorees - Rep. Annie Kuster, Rep. Robert Aderholt, Rep. Danny K. Davis, Celeste Liversidge of AdoptMatch/AdoptChange, and a posthumous honor for Rep. Jackie Walorski, accepted by Rep. Brad Wenstrup.

We are so grateful for their thoughtful leadership, their commitment to strengthening adoption, and their heartfelt care and concern for the most vulnerable children.

We love it when our partnering organizations show us how they are honoring National Adoption Month! Thank you to America...
11/17/2023

We love it when our partnering organizations show us how they are honoring National Adoption Month! Thank you to America's Christian Credit Union for bringing their whole team together last week to recognize the importance of this month. We appreciate all you do to support families seeking to provide a nurturing, permanent home to a child through adoption.

November is National Adoption Month! At ACCU, we are passionate about facilitating Christian adoptions and guiding families with care and support. Together, we're building foundations filled with love, faith, and the joy of new beginnings.

Free registration and social work CE (for live attendees) at adoptioncouncil.org/social-workJust like all children, olde...
11/15/2023

Free registration and social work CE (for live attendees) at adoptioncouncil.org/social-work

Just like all children, older youth awaiting adoption need safe and loving families to support them into adulthood, yet there is a shortage of adoptive families for older youth. This webinar will address how data driven recruitment and support of families can increase foster and adoptive family options for older youth. The presenters will share ideas from practice to include concrete intentional recruitment strategies that are grounded in the goal of permanency for older youth. Speakers will also highlight the importance of youth-driven planning, and the significance of collaborating with the youth's support team to ensure a smoother transition and a sense of empowerment throughout the adoption journey.

More information on continuing education is available at adoptioncouncil.org/social-work.

Both in her home state of California and throughout the country, Celeste Liversidge has been a leading advocate for legi...
11/14/2023

Both in her home state of California and throughout the country, Celeste Liversidge has been a leading advocate for legislative and regulatory changes that will combat unlicensed adoption brokers and deceptive adoption advertising practices. We look forward to recognizing her leadership in this area tonight with a 2023 Friend of Adoption Award.

TruAdopt Law, Adoption Attorney

We're excited to welcome a record number of attendees to the Adoption Hall of Fame event and it's all made possible by o...
11/14/2023

We're excited to welcome a record number of attendees to the Adoption Hall of Fame event and it's all made possible by our amazing sponsors, including Bronze sponsors America's Christian Credit Union and Cradle of Hope Adoption Center Thank you for partnering with us to celebrate our honorees!

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