Through our policy education and advocacy program, NACAC identifies programs and policies that will help foster children find permanent families, and analyzes issues related to foster care and adoption such as the difficulties families of color encounter in the child welfare system, the importance of family care, and the need for post-adoption support. NACAC also supports parent groups and other community leaders in their efforts to advocate for waiting children and adoptive families, and offers testimony at hearings and otherwise provides input to policy makers on issues related to foster care and adoption.
Below are some of the major policy topics affecting adoptive families and foster children today:
This section of the web site contains recent policy news or pending legislation, copies of testimony we have submitted to the U.S. Congress, description of key laws affecting adoption and child welfare in the U.S., information about how individuals and organizations can advocate for policies and practices they believe in, plus NACAC's statements on an array of policy and practice issues and links to policymakerss' contact information.
If you would like information about key policy issues published by NACAC, visit the Adoptalk section of our web site.