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Our Mission

NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care—especially those 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:

The Debra Steigerwaldt Waller Foundation




North American Council
on Adoptable Children

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

NACAC is Accepting Workshop Proposals
for the 2016 Conference!
(submission deadline October 30, 2015)

Thank you to all who attended and presented at the 2015 conference in Long Beach! More than 900 participants attended informative sessions, made connections with others in the adoption and foster care community, and enjoyed Long Beach attractions.

Mark your calendars: the 2016 NACAC conference will be held August 4 to 6 (preconference sessions August 3) in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you'd like to present a workshop at the 2016 conference, please submit a proposal by October 30. NACAC is seeking presenters to help parents, professionals, and advocates gain skills and knowledge in a variety of adoption-related topics. NACAC encourages submissions from adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, birth parents, former foster youth, researchers, therapists, and other child advocates.

Learn more and access the online submission form

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