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Are you a young person who experienced foster care or adoption? Do you want to make a difference for other young people in foster care or adoption? You can do it!

NACAC strongly believes that youth who have been in foster care and young people who were adopted are uniquely positioned to be child welfare advocates and to provide support to young people in foster care and adoption.

Through our Community Champions Network, we offer services to help local organizations and youth leaders create and develop youth advocacy and support networks.

Youth networks:

  • improve young people’s lives
  • improve systems and communities
  • influence other young people to take action
  • address a specific need
  • respond to societal, community, and governmental issues
  • help young people find a place to belong
  • promote healing

They also provide an opportunity for positive youth development, uniting youth for friendship, community, support, growth, and fun. They also provide an opportunity for healing and growth.

“Commonality with other people…means having a feeling of familiarity, of being known… It means taking part in…the everyday. … The trauma survivor who has achieved commonality with others can rest from her labors. Her recovery is accomplished; all that remains before her is her life.” — Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery

We encourage you to explore the many resources for youth leaders on our website, including:

If you would like to start a youth support or advocacy network or would like to discuss your current network’s needs and how we can help, please send an email to, or call us at 651-644-3036, or submit a request for technical assistance.

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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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