We at NACAC are here to help members of the adoption and foster care community find information and resources to ensure that child have families and families have the support they need. Below are links to explore some of the key resources we have on our site.

  • Adoption practice — Explore NACAC articles and webinars and other resources related to prioritizing permanency, older child adoption, and other topics for adoption professionals
  • Adoption assistance — Learn about adoption assistance (adoption subsidy) benefits in the US and Canada, including profiles of state and provincial programs
  • Adoption tax credit — Read about the US federal adoption tax
  • Considering adoption — Explore how to become an adoptive parent, including the steps to adoption and things to consider as you wait for a placement
  • Parenting — Learn, through articles and webinars, about key issues in adoptive and foster parenting, with topics to include childhood trauma, disabilities and challenges, transracial parenting, parent strategies, and more
  • Parent group guidance — Explore guidance, advice, training, and how-to resources for leaders and prospective leaders of adoption, foster care, and kinship support groups who are seeking to improve their efforts to support families; learn how NACAC can support new and emerging parent groups
  • Post-adoption advocacy — Learn about how you can work to improve the post-adoption services available in your community through advocacy resources, articles, and online training
  • Youth advocacy — Read about and participate in training related to how to create youth advocacy networks, youth support programs, and other ensure that youth have a voice in the child welfare system; learn how NACAC can support youth advocacy and support efforts

As you find answers, don’t forget to explore the Connect, Get Training, and Advocate sections of our site too!

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