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The North American Council on Adoptable Children is your source for up-to-date news and opinions on issues in foster care and adoption in the US and Canada. Check out our news posts below and subscribe to our enewsletter for news that comes straight to you.

National Adoption Month Website Has Launched

The Children’s Bureau, in collaboration with its information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway, and AdoptUSKids, just announced the launch of the 2017 National Adoption Month website! Every November, the field honors the families who have adopted, the families considering adoption, and the adoption professionals who make it possible for children and youth to find their… More

Categories: Uncategorized

How to Write a Waiting Child Profile: AdoptUSKids Releases New Narrative-Writing Guidelines for Effective, Strength-Based Photolisting

AdoptUSKids has recently published new public narrative-writing guidelines developed to help workers craft compelling narratives that protect the safety, privacy, and dignity of children. The principle behind these guidelines is that information about children should be shared on a continuum, with positive, descriptive information in the public profile that is available to all and information… More

Categories: Achieving Permanency, Adoption Practice, Recruiting Families, Tips and Techniques, Training

NACAC Offers Free Webinar on Getting Your Message Heard

On September 21, 2017 at 1 pm central, 2 pm eastern, noon mountain, 11 am pacific, NACAC is offering a free webinar: Getting Your Message Heard: Taking Advantage of National Adoption Awareness Month Participants will learn how to use National Adoption Awareness Month as a way to raise awareness about how your adoptive parent group… More

Categories: Messaging

Report Features Data to Support Positive Child and Family Well-Being

A new Casey Family Programs illuminates the importance of HOPE—Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences—a framework that studies and promotes positive child and family well-being. Balancing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with HOPE presents data that reinforces the need and opportunity to support families and communities in the cultivation of relationships and environments that promote healthy childhood… More

Categories: Adoption Practice, Trauma

Let Your Members of Congress Know How Much the Adoption Tax Credit Matters to You!

As many of you know, the adoption tax credit (ATC) is vulnerable and may be eliminated as part of tax reform – and we need your help to save it! Join us as we work to keep pressure on Congress to save the credit that makes it possible for all families to adopt. Help us… More

Categories: Adoption Tax Credit, Advocacy, Uncategorized
Got Family? T-shirt

Get Your “Got Family?” T-shirt

Our T-shirts were a big hit at recent NACAC conferences. And now is a great time for you to order yours! The price of the T-shirts varies from $21 to $24—depending on the quantity you are ordering—and includes shipping and handling… More

Categories: NACAC Update

Adoption Tax Credit Webinar Just Announced

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… More

Categories: Adoption Tax Credit

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