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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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North American Council
on Adoptable Children

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

Registration Open!
Join us for the 2017 NACAC Conference
in Atlanta, Georgia July 19 - 22, 2017!

Adoptive, kinship, and foster parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, foster care alumni, and other child advocates —
DON’T MISS the 43rd annual conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children July 20–22 (pre-conference session July 19) at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

The NACAC conference — the most comprehensive adoption
conference in North America — will feature more than 80 workshops by expert professionals and parents addressing a wide variety of
foster care and adoption topics

Registration is now open and early-bird registration rates are available until June 12.

Learn more and register

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Adoption Tax Credit Webinar

Have questions about how to claim the adoption tax credit? On January 31, 2017 at 2 pm central time (noon pacific, 1 pm mountain, and 3 pm eastern), NACAC's adoption tax credit expert, Josh Kroll, presented a webinar on the federal adoption tax credit outlining the steps to file for the adoption credit. The focus was on filing for the 2016 tax year, but also covered applying for the credit for adoptions as far back as 2013. Josh explained what parents need to do to take advantage of the credit.

You can purchase a recording of the webinar for $15 for NACAC members and $20 for non-members. Payment is accepted by credit card or PayPal.

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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. Now's a great time for you to order yours!

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