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The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

2015 Foster Youth Internship Policy Report Preview: Adoption of African-American Males and Adoption Dissolution

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Psychotropic Medications and Visitations with Biological Parents

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined with … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Transition Strategy For Youth Leaving Care and Suicide Prevention Through Trauma-Informed Training and Peer Support Groups

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Increasing Participation in Extracurricular Activities and Higher-education Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Mental Health Screenings and Sexual Education

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Educational Opportunities & Group Homes

  Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship ™ program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative … Continue reading

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Inspiring Story of One Boy’s Second Chance at Life

May 13, 2015 On this International Day of Families, CCAI is pleased to feature 2005 Angels in Adoption™ Honoree Deirdre DeVeny and her son Sasha DeVeny. Deirdre’s Story: In December of 2001, my husband, Mike, and I had decided to expand our family … Continue reading

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