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Our Mission

NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada—especially children and youth who are or have been in foster care and those with special needs.

Our Work

To achieve this mission, NACAC focuses its program services in four areas: public policy advocacy, parent leadership capacity building, education and information sharing, and adoption support.

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NACAC is grateful for
the support of our
major funders:

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Minnesota Department of Human Services




North American Council
on Adoptable Children

... because every child deserves a permanent, loving,
and culturally competent family

Submit a Proposal to Speak at the NACAC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia — July 19–22, 2017!

NACAC is seeking presenters to help parents, professionals, and advocates gain skills and knowledge in adoption-related topics at its 2017 conference. NACAC encourages adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, birth parents, former foster youth, researchers, therapists, and other child advocates to submit workshop proposals for the conference.

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NACAC's Got Family? T-shirts Are Available for Purchase

Our Got Family? Every Child Should Have One T-shirt was a big hit at the recent NACAC conference. We sold out, but have ordered more. Now's a great time for you to order yours!

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Free Webinar on Difficult Behaviors and How to Support Parents Struggling with This Issue

Tough Behaviors: How to Handle Them in Your Family
and How to Support Other Parents

October 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm eastern
(1:00 pm central, noon mountain, 11:00 am pacific)

Many children in adoptive and foster families come to us with challenging behaviors. Parents and caregivers need to have the knowledge, skills, and understanding of where these behaviors come from, and how to deal with them. This is one of the most common topics in support groups. Join us as we discuss and explore ideas and strategies to share with parents and caregivers in your adoptive and foster parent support groups. Presenters are NACAC's Barb Clark and Kim Stevens, two of our experts on trauma-informed parenting and the development of support services for adoptive and foster parents.

If you can't attend the live webinar, you can still register and you'll receive a link to a recorded version.

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Support Children in Foster Care and Adoption by
Donating to NACAC Today!

A donation to NACAC is one investment whose value is guaranteed to increase; it is an investment in the future.

Donate to NACAC, to ensure that we can continue to advocate that all children and youth have a family and to support families who adopt, foster, or provide kinship care for children and youth in need.

Together, we can invest the time, resources, and support to help adoptive families be successful.

But please don't stop there! If you value NACAC's mission and accomplishments, you can increase our reach by posting on your Facebook and Twitter accounts that you support NACAC and urge your friends and family to do the same! Sharing a link to the NACAC video and other posts from our Facebook page is a great way to help others understand what we do.

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NACAC is Offering Great Webinars
on Key Adoption Issues

NACAC has hosted a series of webinars on key topics for adoptive and foster parents. You can purchase access to recordings of some of our webinars, which cover trauma, managing feelings and behaviors, acting out, food issues, adoption tax credit, FASD, and more. Certificates of attendance are available for paid webinars.

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North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848