CCAI’s MissionThe Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) educates and advocates to raise awareness of the needs of children without families. By convening policymakers, issue experts and individuals with direct foster care or adoption experience, CCAI works to ensure that every child knows the love and support of a family.
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Monthly Archives: November 2010
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has launched a new part of their website to assist prospective adoptive parents as they plan to bring home a child who they adopted internationally. There is information about vaccines, medical exams, class A … Continue reading
The most wonderful time of the year–no, not the holiday season–but National Adoption Month is drawing to a close. I wanted to use this last Adoption Month post to draw attention to activities that have been taking place this month … Continue reading
The 11th annual National Adoption Day took place last Saturday, November 20th. This year brought a number of new accomplishments to this national effort. This year alone, more than 4,800 children were adopted on National Adoption Day–more than any year … Continue reading
Tens of thousands across the country will be celebrating National Adoption Day tomorrow. While I could reiterate the magnitude of this effort, I wanted to focus on what National Adoption Day means beyond the balloons, press releases, proclamations, dress clothes, … Continue reading
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Adoption Day Resolution expressing their support for the day and the overall effort to see children adopted out of foster care and raised in a family with the love and support … Continue reading
As part of CCAI’s efforts to educate federal policymakers about children in need of families, CCAI tracks legislation related to foster care and adoption. For the updated list of all pending legislation in the 111th Congress related to these issues, … Continue reading
On Sunday, November 7th people across the globe united for one cause, to stand for the orphan. The movement, officially named Orphan Sunday, began in Zambia, was brought to the United States in 2003, and is now led by the … Continue reading
CCAI is excited to highlight the below Angels in Adoption™ honorees for their continued commitment toward working for a family for every child. Angels are some of the most amazing individuals out there and CCAI could not be more proud … Continue reading
Last week, I was reading an AP article on international adoption by David Crary that examined how Ethiopia’s adoption trend is in stark contrast to many other countries. Crary highlighted that in 2004 when international adoptions peaked in the U.S., … Continue reading