National Council For Adoption

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The film is short. The impact is huge. This is a story you do not want to miss because every child - including teenagers...
12/17/2021
Take A Chance On Me

The film is short. The impact is huge. This is a story you do not want to miss because every child - including teenagers like Darien - deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGCX702hx1w
The Archibald Project

After being in foster care since age 10, two failed adoptions, and now living in a juvenile detention center because no one would open their home, Darien had...

In the spirit of the season we continue to share some of our "favorite things" about our work at NCFA. In 2021, we were ...
12/17/2021

In the spirit of the season we continue to share some of our "favorite things" about our work at NCFA. In 2021, we were able to offer new adoption advocacy tools and resources to the adoption community and it was powerful to see them take action! Working together to influence legislative and policy decisions that will improve and support adoption is one of our favorite things! Learn more at https://adoptioncouncil.org/advocacy/

In the spirit of the season we continue to share some of our "favorite things" about our work at NCFA. In 2021, we were able to offer new adoption advocacy tools and resources to the adoption community and it was powerful to see them take action! Working together to influence legislative and policy decisions that will improve and support adoption is one of our favorite things! Learn more at https://adoptioncouncil.org/advocacy/

"'We’re both people who want to make a difference in the world. And, for these four young people, we hope that the lives...
12/16/2021
Adoption angels: BG couple adopts four kids in last year

"'We’re both people who want to make a difference in the world. And, for these four young people, we hope that the lives we are able to give them are every bit as good as they deserve,' Nancy said."

Four new ornaments hang on the Eames family Christmas tree this year.

As 2021 winds down, we are celebrating  a few of our “Favorite Things” here at NCFA. Helping prospective adoptive parent...
12/15/2021

As 2021 winds down, we are celebrating a few of our “Favorite Things” here at NCFA. Helping prospective adoptive parents understand and prepare for the life-changing journey of adoption through trusted, accurate information and resources is definitely one of our Favorite Things!

As 2021 winds down, we are celebrating a few of our “Favorite Things” here at NCFA. Helping prospective adoptive parents understand and prepare for the life-changing journey of adoption through trusted, accurate information and resources is definitely one of our Favorite Things!

12/09/2021
A conversation about MEPA

Check out this new video in which NCFA's Ryan Hanlon talks with Laura Radel from U.S. Health and Human Services, co-author of the December issues of NCFA's Adoption Advocate, about MEPA - what it is, why it was enacted, and the trends in child welfare and adoption from foster care since MEPA became law, looking specifically at racial disproportionality and states' diligent recruitment strategies. https://vimeo.com/654646152

#mepa #multiethnicplacementact #adoptionlaw #transracialadoption #childwelfare

The deadline is quickly approaching! Learn more about the 2022 Conference RFP and submit your proposal at adoptioncounci...
12/03/2021

The deadline is quickly approaching! Learn more about the 2022 Conference RFP and submit your proposal at adoptioncouncil.org/conference.

#adoptionconference #socialwork #adoption #adoptionprofessionals #adoptionattorneys #adoptionagencies #adoptioneducation

The deadline is quickly approaching! Learn more about the 2022 Conference RFP and submit your proposal at adoptioncouncil.org/conference.

#adoptionconference #socialwork #adoption #adoptionprofessionals #adoptionattorneys #adoptionagencies #adoptioneducation

We were BLOWN AWAY by the generosity of our Giving Tuesday donors - wow! Thank you to everyone who gave and helped us no...
12/02/2021

We were BLOWN AWAY by the generosity of our Giving Tuesday donors - wow! Thank you to everyone who gave and helped us not only meet but far surpass the match goal to provide vital adoption resources for 2022 and beyond. Every gift makes a difference for children and families. From all of us at NCFA, thank you!

We were BLOWN AWAY by the generosity of our Giving Tuesday donors - wow! Thank you to everyone who gave and helped us not only meet but far surpass the match goal to provide vital adoption resources for 2022 and beyond. Every gift makes a difference for children and families. From all of us at NCFA, thank you!

Renewed discussion of racial inequality throughout the U.S. has revitalized attention to racial disproportionalities in ...
12/01/2021
The Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA): Analysis and Trends After 25 Years - National Council For Adoption

Renewed discussion of racial inequality throughout the U.S. has revitalized attention to racial disproportionalities in the child welfare system and how they might best be addressed. The Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) sits at the heart of this discussion. This month’s issue of the #AdoptionAdvocate reviews a recent study of the implementation of MEPA and its findings, including significant progress in reducing racial disproportionality and substantial differences among states’ implementation of diligent recruitment plans.

December's article was written by Laura Radel, Senior Social Science Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Allon Kalisher, Senior Child Welfare Lead at Mathematica: Progress Together

https://adoptioncouncil.org/publications/the-multiethnic-placement-act-mepa-analysis-and-trends-after-25-years/ #mepa #childwelfare #transracialadoption #adoptionresearch #multiethnicplacementact #fostercareadoption #racialequity #adoption

Renewed discussion of racial inequality throughout the U.S. has revitalized attention to racial disproportionalities in the child welfare system and how they might best be addressed. The Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) sits at the heart of this discussion. This month’s issue of the Adoption Advoc...

#givingtuesday is here! Through midnight tonight, your gift to NCFA will be doubled thanks to a generous match grant fro...
11/30/2021

#givingtuesday is here! Through midnight tonight, your gift to NCFA will be doubled thanks to a generous match grant from a longtime NCFA supporter – it’s the perfect way to wrap up #nationaladoptionmonth and enable us to help more adoptive families, the professionals who serve them, and the policymakers whose decisions impact them. Give now at adoptioncouncil.org/donate

#givingtuesday is here! Through midnight tonight, your gift to NCFA will be doubled thanks to a generous match grant from a longtime NCFA supporter – it’s the perfect way to wrap up #nationaladoptionmonth and enable us to help more adoptive families, the professionals who serve them, and the policymakers whose decisions impact them. Give now at adoptioncouncil.org/donate

With your help, we can deliver accurate, reliable, expert-based resources to families considering adoption and the profe...
11/29/2021
Giving Tuesday - National Council For Adoption

With your help, we can deliver accurate, reliable, expert-based resources to families considering adoption and the professionals who serve them so that every child, everywhere, can thrive in a nurturing, permanent, home. Learn more at adoptioncouncil.org/giving-tuesday #givingtuesday

Support Adoption this Giving Tuesday Your Gift Goes Farther All gifts made through midnight on November 30th will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 thanks to a generous supporter. Don’t miss this chance to double your impact! You Make It Possible Thanks to our generous supporters, thousa...

Did you know that a quarter of U.S. families consider adoption each year?Each of those families is a possibility for a c...
11/23/2021

Did you know that a quarter of U.S. families consider adoption each year?

Each of those families is a possibility for a child to know the love, safety and stability of a permanent family, but they can’t do it without your help…

Next week is #GivingTuesday, and when you take this opportunity to give to NCFA, you are helping create critically needed resources for all of those touched by adoption. From understanding how to start the adoption process to how to build strong family bonds following an adoption, your gift allows NCFA to supply prospective families with the resources they need to take their own adoption journey.

Help give the gift of family by supporting NCFA this #givingtuesday and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your support!

Be sure to follow the work we are doing together & the impact of your gift by texting the word ‘Adoption’ to 855-625-1643. https://adoptioncouncil.org/giving-tuesday/

Did you know that a quarter of U.S. families consider adoption each year?

Each of those families is a possibility for a child to know the love, safety and stability of a permanent family, but they can’t do it without your help…

Next week is #GivingTuesday, and when you take this opportunity to give to NCFA, you are helping create critically needed resources for all of those touched by adoption. From understanding how to start the adoption process to how to build strong family bonds following an adoption, your gift allows NCFA to supply prospective families with the resources they need to take their own adoption journey.

Help give the gift of family by supporting NCFA this #givingtuesday and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your support!

Be sure to follow the work we are doing together & the impact of your gift by texting the word ‘Adoption’ to 855-625-1643. https://adoptioncouncil.org/giving-tuesday/

Save the Date and stay tuned - we’ve got big plans to help you make a big impact for adoption this Giving Tuesday!
11/19/2021

Save the Date and stay tuned - we’ve got big plans to help you make a big impact for adoption this Giving Tuesday!

Save the Date and stay tuned - we’ve got big plans to help you make a big impact for adoption this Giving Tuesday!

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11/17/2021
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Earlier this month NCFA kicked off #nationaladoptionmonth by recognizing individuals who have made significant positive ...
11/15/2021
Adoption Hall of Fame - National Council For Adoption

Earlier this month NCFA kicked off #nationaladoptionmonth by recognizing individuals who have made significant positive contributions to strengthening and supporting adoption and all who are impacted by it. Thank you to everyone who joined us to honor Professor Elizabeth Bartholet of the Child Advocacy Program Harvard Law School, Senator Roger Wicker Rep. Adam Smith Sidley Austin LLP (Official) and Kathryn Jean Lopez. The evening is recapped in photos at https://adoptioncouncil.org/ahof/

Special thanks to our event sponsors: America's Christian Credit Union, Cradle of Hope Adoption Center and National Beer Wholesalers Association.

The Adoption Hall of Fame Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding commitment, service, and sacrifice for the cause of adoption by an individual or organization who has positively impacted the practice of adoption.

Do you want to be considered for a speaking opportunity at the 2022 National Adoption Conference? Click here to learn mo...
11/03/2021

Do you want to be considered for a speaking opportunity at the 2022 National Adoption Conference? Click here to learn more and submit a proposal - adoption.memberclicks.net/2022nacproposal

#adoptionconference #socialworkce #adoptiontraining #adoptionstaff #adoptionagencies #domesticadoption #adoptioneducation #adoptiontraining #adoptionattorneys #adoptionlaw #socialwork #socialworkers

Do you want to be considered for a speaking opportunity at the 2022 National Adoption Conference? Click here to learn more and submit a proposal - adoption.memberclicks.net/2022nacproposal

#adoptionconference #socialworkce #adoptiontraining #adoptionstaff #adoptionagencies #domesticadoption #adoptioneducation #adoptiontraining #adoptionattorneys #adoptionlaw #socialwork #socialworkers

Access to adoption and birth records for adopted individuals sits at the intersection of ethics, privacy, confidentialit...
11/01/2021
Adult Adoptee Access to Adoption and Birth Records: History, Controversy, Legislation, and Societal Change - National Council For Adoption

Access to adoption and birth records for adopted individuals sits at the intersection of ethics, privacy, confidentiality, and adoptee rights. Carefully navigating these delicate topics requires an understanding of the history of adoptee records access, the legal statutes and legislative actions that have shaped it, and the impact of DNA technologies. In this month’s issue of the #AdoptionAdvocate, author and adult adoptee Abigail Lindner, breaks it all down and offers some suggested changes and considerations for the future.

Read it here:

Access to adoption and birth records for adopted individuals sits at the intersection of ethics, privacy, confidentiality, and adoptee rights. Navigating these delicate topics well requires an understanding of the history of adoptee records access, the legal statutes and legislative actions that hav...

We are grateful for the work of Glenn Morey and his team on the Side by Side Project. In this new partnership with I AM ...
10/25/2021

We are grateful for the work of Glenn Morey and his team on the Side by Side Project. In this new partnership with I AM Adoptee [they are presenting]"10 weeks of exclusive video premieres — featuring 10 thematic short films from the Side by Side Film Project, along with 10 conversations with mental health clinicians, all of whom are intercountry adoptees from South Korea, India and Colombia. Join them as they share their thoughts and reflections on these emergent markers in the roadmap of an adoptee’s life."

Side by Side (https://sidebysideproject.com/) is a large-scale documentary and oral history project, telling the story of 65+ years of inter-country adoption out of South Korea and 100 individuals, born in Korea, 1944-1995.

Beginning on 9/21 and every Tuesday through 11/23, IAMAdoptee (https://iamadoptee.org/) will release one pair of films to be viewed on their website. Each week, we will release One Side by Side Film with a corresponding video of a reflection interview between Co-Founder Joy Lieberthal Rho and a mental health clinician.

STAY TUNED!

If you're thinking about adoption you probably have lots of questions and may even feel overwhelmed. We're here to help!...
10/21/2021

If you're thinking about adoption you probably have lots of questions and may even feel overwhelmed. We're here to help! Coming up in November - National Adoption Month - we have two free webinars for people considering or just starting the adoption process. Learn more and register at adoptioncouncil.org/webinars.
Your Adoption Finance Coach

#adoption #adoptioneducation #adoptiontraining #adoptionfundraising #howtoadopt

If you're thinking about adoption you probably have lots of questions and may even feel overwhelmed. We're here to help! Coming up in November - National Adoption Month - we have two free webinars for people considering or just starting the adoption process. Learn more and register at adoptioncouncil.org/webinars.
Your Adoption Finance Coach

#adoption #adoptioneducation #adoptiontraining #adoptionfundraising #howtoadopt

Congratulations to NCFA Board Member Steve Sunday, and to Kristine Altweis of NCFA member agency A Family Tree for being...
10/21/2021

Congratulations to NCFA Board Member Steve Sunday, and to Kristine Altweis of NCFA member agency A Family Tree for being named 2021 Angels in Adoption - a well-deserved honor!

Meet our extraordinary 2021 Angels in Adoption honorees from across the country! Join us tomorrow at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for the Angels in Adoption Virtual Gala at www.bit.ly/angels2021 to recognize their incredible impact, see what CCAI is up to on Capitol Hill, and hear from some of adoption caucus leaders in Congress and our celebrity National Angels. #Angels2021 #AdoptionAngels

The NCFA Conference planning team has issued a Request for Proposals! After two years of virtual-only conferences, we ar...
10/20/2021

The NCFA Conference planning team has issued a Request for Proposals! After two years of virtual-only conferences, we are eager to come together at the Crossroads of America for our 2022 Conference. Our time in Indianapolis is meant to create connection, build community, and most importantly provide excellent education and training for today’s adoption professionals who are facing significant challenges and changes in the field that will shape the future of adoption. Click here to learn more and submit a proposal - adoption.memberclicks.net/2022nacproposal

#adoptionconference #socialworkce #adoptiontraining #adoptionstaff #adoptionagencies #domesticadoption #adoptioneducation #adoptiontraining #adoptionattorneys #adoptionlaw #socialwork #socialworkers

The NCFA Conference planning team has issued a Request for Proposals! After two years of virtual-only conferences, we are eager to come together at the Crossroads of America for our 2022 Conference. Our time in Indianapolis is meant to create connection, build community, and most importantly provide excellent education and training for today’s adoption professionals who are facing significant challenges and changes in the field that will shape the future of adoption. Click here to learn more and submit a proposal - adoption.memberclicks.net/2022nacproposal

#adoptionconference #socialworkce #adoptiontraining #adoptionstaff #adoptionagencies #domesticadoption #adoptioneducation #adoptiontraining #adoptionattorneys #adoptionlaw #socialwork #socialworkers

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Hello, I’m an adoptive mother and advocate for foster and adoptive families. I host an annual conference to educate and support these special families plus provide information to perspective families. This year The Forever Family conference will be virtual on National Adoption Day November 21st from 9am to 2pm. I have also written a book of inspiration entitled, Let’s Really Talk About It! Adoption and Foster Parents. This book seeks to provide an honest discussion on the issues they face along with practical help and direction to support their journey. The book is available for presale via my website www.lyvoncampbell.com Would you please share this on your page and register to attend the conference? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-forever-family-conference-2020-tickets-122892421541?ref=eios
Just a note to say THANK YOU for all you do! Here's a short inspirational story on our adoption and a tribute to all the birth families out there. THANKS AGAIN and keep up the great work! https://www.facebook.com/776975046035335/videos/396595224642292
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Reaching out to fellow adoption constellation members: birth families, adoptive families, adoptees, and any profession touched by adoption: If you were to attend an Adoption Conference, what topics would you be interested in learning about?
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Good morning friends! Just wanted to invite you to sign up for the 2018 CUB retreat! In case you don’t know, CUB, or Concerned United Birthparents, Inc. is an organization that began in the late 70’s when birthmothers decided to start speaking out and sharing their stories with the world. The result was powerful and has shown the nation and the world what it means to be a birthparent and that all voices in the adoption triad matter! I am very blessed to be working with CUB to promote the upcoming retreat which will take place in the Tampa area (Safety Harbor, FL) in early October! The keynote will be none other than Ann Fessler, adoptee and author of the powerful book “The Girls Who Went Away.” This story recounts the experiences of nearly a hundred women who surrendered their children to adoption in the era before Roe v. Wade. This retreat will also include special topics, a chance to network and fellowship with authors, organization leaders, meet members of all sides of the adoption triad (CUB now serves adoptees and adoptive parents too!), and make new friends who I can assure you will be there for you for a lifetime! I have had such an amazing time since I became a CUB member and started helping with outreach and the promotion of family preservation resources. If you would like to become a member and find out more about the retreat, check out the event page below or visit cubirthparents.org! Oh, and btw, my birthmother happens to live in the Tampa area too, so I’m excited to attend this retreat as mother and son!!!! Hope you’ll consider joining us! ❤️
I was referring to no. 118 no 119 which was discussing the Hague Agreement and how things have evolved.
I would caution any birth mother about family members who will do anything to interfere with a successful relationaship with their adopted child.This has happened to me years ago. It has been a disaster.
Just wanted to let you know that we have posted and will be posting links to some of your youtube videos on our social media accounts during this last week and in the coming week(s). Just thought you'd like to know! Thanks! Unplanned Good
If you are an adoptee or know an adoptee, would you please consider taking (&/or sharing) a #survey for adoptees (12 & older) designed by an adoptee?! It takes 10 min to complete & is designed so identities remain anonymous to encourage open & honest answers. It is available to take until 10/9. Every experience is uniquely valuable to the #adoption conversation so the greater the responses, the richer the content! Thank you in advance!
How can I send my bby for adoption