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In anticipation of Mother’s Day, NCFA Office Assistant Stacey reflects on some of the most poignant moments in her journ...
05/07/2021
A Forever Home: Stacey's Story

In anticipation of Mother’s Day, NCFA Office Assistant Stacey reflects on some of the most poignant moments in her journey to motherhood through adoption, and her desire for all children to have a loving, permanent home.
https://vimeo.com/495846111

Learn more about adoption at adoptioncouncil.org

New guest post from Laura Tuzzio sharing her perspective on how being a birth mother shaped the way she parents. Thank y...
05/06/2021

New guest post from Laura Tuzzio sharing her perspective on how being a birth mother shaped the way she parents. Thank you for your openness and honesty to inspire and educate the adoption community and all parents! Read it at https://adoptioncouncil.org/article/being-a-birth-mom-changed-the-way-i-parent

#birthmomvoice #birthmothersspeak #mothersday #adoption #lifeafterplacement #adoption

New guest post from Laura Tuzzio sharing her perspective on how being a birth mother shaped the way she parents. Thank you for your openness and honesty to inspire and educate the adoption community and all parents! Read it at https://adoptioncouncil.org/article/being-a-birth-mom-changed-the-way-i-parent

#birthmomvoice #birthmothersspeak #mothersday #adoption #lifeafterplacement #adoption

USCIS has issued a call for public comment on policies and procedures that impact intercountry adoption processes. Adopt...
05/04/2021

USCIS has issued a call for public comment on policies and procedures that impact intercountry adoption processes. Adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and adopted individuals are all invited to share their experiences and offer suggestions for improvements.

The May 19th deadline for comments is quickly approaching! Visit adoptioncouncil.org/advocacy to learn more and give your input to USCIS.

#internationaladoption #intercountryadoption #adoptionadvocacy

USCIS has issued a call for public comment on policies and procedures that impact intercountry adoption processes. Adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and adopted individuals are all invited to share their experiences and offer suggestions for improvements.

The May 19th deadline for comments is quickly approaching! Visit adoptioncouncil.org/advocacy to learn more and give your input to USCIS.

#internationaladoption #intercountryadoption #adoptionadvocacy

Our friends at BraveLove are hosting in-person and virtual events this Saturday to honor Birth Mother's Day!  #birthmoth...
05/04/2021

Our friends at BraveLove are hosting in-person and virtual events this Saturday to honor Birth Mother's Day! #birthmothersday #allmoms

America’s foster care system is in crisis. Despite real efforts to effect change, over 120,000 children remain in the sy...
05/03/2021
The Future of Adoption from Foster Care: A Call for Collaboration - National Council For Adoption

America’s foster care system is in crisis. Despite real efforts to effect change, over 120,000 children remain in the system awaiting a permanent family through adoption. Finding the right families requires innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships. In this issue of the #AdoptionAdvocate, we highlight the work of private agencies Lifeline Children's Services and The Barker Adoption Foundation who are successfully partnering with the public sector to achieve better outcomes for kids in the foster care system. Their experiences and guidance can serve as a springboard for more agencies to expand their services into this critical area of work. #NationalFosterCareMonth

Read more: https://adoptioncouncil.org/publications/the-future-of-adoption-from-foster-care-a-call-for-collaboration/

America’s foster care system is in crisis. Despite real efforts to effect change, over 120,000 children remain in the system awaiting a permanent family through adoption. Finding the right families requires innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships. In this issue of the Adoption Advocate...

Are you looking forward to a special day in May? Head to the link to get started hosting your own online fundraiser that...
04/30/2021

Are you looking forward to a special day in May? Head to the link to get started hosting your own online fundraiser that will help us move closer to a world in which all children, everywhere, have a loving, permanent family.
https://www.facebook.com/fund/AdoptionCouncil/

Are you looking forward to a special day in May? Head to the link to get started hosting your own online fundraiser that will help us move closer to a world in which all children, everywhere, have a loving, permanent family.
https://www.facebook.com/fund/AdoptionCouncil/

Head over to adoptioncouncil.org/conference/schedule to check out the full lineup of session topics and speakers includi...
04/28/2021

Head over to adoptioncouncil.org/conference/schedule to check out the full lineup of session topics and speakers including the keynote plenary, Dr. Tina Bryson, NY Times Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection & Play Strong Institute! While you're there, get registered today to take advantage of the best rates on this year's all virtual national adoption conference! #socialworkce #adoption #yesbrain #powerofshowingup #adoptionconference

Head over to adoptioncouncil.org/conference/schedule to check out the full lineup of session topics and speakers including the keynote plenary, Dr. Tina Bryson, NY Times Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection & Play Strong Institute! While you're there, get registered today to take advantage of the best rates on this year's all virtual national adoption conference! #socialworkce #adoption #yesbrain #powerofshowingup #adoptionconference

We are excited to introduce you to NCFA's newest team member, Elise Lowe! She recently joined the staff as the Adoption ...
04/27/2021

We are excited to introduce you to NCFA's newest team member, Elise Lowe! She recently joined the staff as the Adoption Education Manager and we are so glad to welcome her to NCFA! Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Elise -

Tell us about your job at NCFA - what do you do and what are you most excited about?
I manage the educational offerings for our organization, which includes developing new content for NCFA’s webinars and trainings, as well as coordinating our monthly Adoption Advocate publication. I am most excited about connecting professionals to relevant and helpful resources as they serve families and children.

You’ve worked in the field of adoption for quite a while now. What is something you would want more people to understand and appreciate about adoption?
One thing that is so important to understand and appreciate, is the courage and strength of all of those involved in the adoption process- birth parents, adoptive parents and the children and youth themselves. My most valuable lessons, I’ve learned not through a course or textbook, but from the adopted individuals and families that allowed me into their stories. It’s really been such a joy to be a part of this community!

Who inspires you and why?
Dr. Karyn Purvis, how she devoted her life’s work to children from hard places has been a personal inspiration.

Do you have a favorite drink/snack to have at work? Coffee is a must! Chocolate-covered almonds.

Outside of adoption-related content, what books would you recommend?
I'm currently enjoying reading, “The Autobiography of George Muller” and “Margin” by Dr. Richard Swenson.

Thanks for sharing Elise, we are so glad you're here!

We are excited to introduce you to NCFA's newest team member, Elise Lowe! She recently joined the staff as the Adoption Education Manager and we are so glad to welcome her to NCFA! Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Elise -

Tell us about your job at NCFA - what do you do and what are you most excited about?
I manage the educational offerings for our organization, which includes developing new content for NCFA’s webinars and trainings, as well as coordinating our monthly Adoption Advocate publication. I am most excited about connecting professionals to relevant and helpful resources as they serve families and children.

You’ve worked in the field of adoption for quite a while now. What is something you would want more people to understand and appreciate about adoption?
One thing that is so important to understand and appreciate, is the courage and strength of all of those involved in the adoption process- birth parents, adoptive parents and the children and youth themselves. My most valuable lessons, I’ve learned not through a course or textbook, but from the adopted individuals and families that allowed me into their stories. It’s really been such a joy to be a part of this community!

Who inspires you and why?
Dr. Karyn Purvis, how she devoted her life’s work to children from hard places has been a personal inspiration.

Do you have a favorite drink/snack to have at work? Coffee is a must! Chocolate-covered almonds.

Outside of adoption-related content, what books would you recommend?
I'm currently enjoying reading, “The Autobiography of George Muller” and “Margin” by Dr. Richard Swenson.

Thanks for sharing Elise, we are so glad you're here!

Registration for the nation's leading training conference for adoption professionals is now open! From the convenience o...
04/22/2021

Registration for the nation's leading training conference for adoption professionals is now open! From the convenience of your home or office, you can earn up to 12 CE credits through an affordable, engaging virtual conference experience. Join us on September 21-23 to equip yourself and your team, for improved practice and effective leadership. Learn more and register at https://adoptioncouncil.org/conference/about

#socialworkce #adoptionconference #adoptionagencies #adoptionattorneys

Registration for the nation's leading training conference for adoption professionals is now open! From the convenience of your home or office, you can earn up to 12 CE credits through an affordable, engaging virtual conference experience. Join us on September 21-23 to equip yourself and your team, for improved practice and effective leadership. Learn more and register at https://adoptioncouncil.org/conference/about

#socialworkce #adoptionconference #adoptionagencies #adoptionattorneys

Introduced last week by Representatives Smucker, Bacon, and Moore, The Improving Adoption Outcomes and Affordability Act...
04/08/2021

Introduced last week by Representatives Smucker, Bacon, and Moore, The Improving Adoption Outcomes and Affordability Act would authorize the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to award grants to state or local governments, public or private adoption agencies, and faith-based organizations for the purpose of enhancing medical support services and mental health resources for mothers considering adoption. NCFA supports H.R. 2375 and encourages you to contact your Representatives about co-sponsoring this bill. You can find your Representative's information https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Introduced last week by Representatives Smucker, Bacon, and Moore, The Improving Adoption Outcomes and Affordability Act would authorize the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to award grants to state or local governments, public or private adoption agencies, and faith-based organizations for the purpose of enhancing medical support services and mental health resources for mothers considering adoption. NCFA supports H.R. 2375 and encourages you to contact your Representatives about co-sponsoring this bill. You can find your Representative's information https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Choosing an #openadoption is just the first step in a lifelong journey for birth mothers. In this issue of the #Adoption...
04/05/2021
Birth Mom Experiences in Open Adoption - National Council For Adoption

Choosing an #openadoption is just the first step in a lifelong journey for birth mothers. In this issue of the #AdoptionAdvocate written by BraveLove three birth moms share their stories and offer advice and encouragement to fellow and future birth moms for navigating their own open adoption. Their unique experiences offer valuable insights and inspiration to the whole adoption community.

Read it here: https://adoptioncouncil.org/publications/birth-mom-experiences-in-open-adoption/

Choosing an open adoption is just the first step in a lifelong journey for birth mothers. In this issue of the Adoption Advocate, three birthmoms share their stories and offer advice and encouragement to fellow and future birth moms for navigating their own open adoption. Their unique experiences of...

NCFA stands for the right of every child, everywhere, to thrive in a permanent, loving family. There are children and yo...
04/02/2021

NCFA stands for the right of every child, everywhere, to thrive in a permanent, loving family. There are children and youth with autism who are waiting for adoption in the U.S. and around the world. You may be the family they need. Learn more about special needs adoption through our free webinar at https://adoption.mclms.net/en/package/4932/course/10074/view
#specialneedsadoption #worldautismawarenessday

NCFA stands for the right of every child, everywhere, to thrive in a permanent, loving family. There are children and youth with autism who are waiting for adoption in the U.S. and around the world. You may be the family they need. Learn more about special needs adoption through our free webinar at https://adoption.mclms.net/en/package/4932/course/10074/view
#specialneedsadoption #worldautismawarenessday

NCFA strongly supports the bi-partisan efforts to remedy the citizenship issue for international adoptees who were adopt...
03/30/2021

NCFA strongly supports the bi-partisan efforts to remedy the citizenship issue for international adoptees who were adopted by American citizens. All of these children/individuals entered the U.S. legally with a clear path to citizenship, but many American families were confused by the complicated visa issuance process that allowed some to become citizens upon entry in the U.S. while others were required to complete additional steps in order for their children to become U.S. citizens. The result has been many thousands of adoptees who are entitled to U.S. citizen unknowingly without it. The Adoptee Citizenship Act will remedy this unintended consequence by recognizing that citizenship that was inherently promised to them when they were legally brought to the U.S. for the purpose of being adopted by an American citizen.

https://www.blunt.senate.gov/news/press-releases/blunt-hirono-collins-klobuchar-murkowski-duckworth-introduce-adoptee-citizenship-act-of-2021

NCFA strongly supports the bi-partisan efforts to remedy the citizenship issue for international adoptees who were adopted by American citizens. All of these children/individuals entered the U.S. legally with a clear path to citizenship, but many American families were confused by the complicated visa issuance process that allowed some to become citizens upon entry in the U.S. while others were required to complete additional steps in order for their children to become U.S. citizens. The result has been many thousands of adoptees who are entitled to U.S. citizen unknowingly without it. The Adoptee Citizenship Act will remedy this unintended consequence by recognizing that citizenship that was inherently promised to them when they were legally brought to the U.S. for the purpose of being adopted by an American citizen.

https://www.blunt.senate.gov/news/press-releases/blunt-hirono-collins-klobuchar-murkowski-duckworth-introduce-adoptee-citizenship-act-of-2021

https://adoptioncouncil.org/ncfa-family-membership/Prospective adoptive parents need clear information, reliable resourc...
03/29/2021

https://adoptioncouncil.org/ncfa-family-membership/

Prospective adoptive parents need clear information, reliable resources, and access to experts to help them make good decisions. NCFA and Your Adoption Finance Coach Academy, are teaming up to offer an affordable option that meets those needs and supports individuals in the adoption process.

Sign up by April 9th to be part of the first YAFC Academy orientation on April 13th!

https://adoptioncouncil.org/ncfa-family-membership/

Prospective adoptive parents need clear information, reliable resources, and access to experts to help them make good decisions. NCFA and Your Adoption Finance Coach Academy, are teaming up to offer an affordable option that meets those needs and supports individuals in the adoption process.

Sign up by April 9th to be part of the first YAFC Academy orientation on April 13th!

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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