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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Category Archives: Foster Care Adoption
CCAI Report – What Barriers Remain: Areas of Needed Adoption and Foster Care Reform in the 113th Congress
CCAI REPORT RELEASE What Barriers Remain: Areas of Needed Adoption and Foster Care Reform in the 113th Congress This coming Saturday, November 23rd, we will celebrate National Adoption Day and approximately 4,500 adoptions of children in foster care that will … Continue reading
At CCAI, we believe that one child without a family is one child too many. Right this very minute, more than 100,000 children in the United States’ foster care system are waiting to be adopted. Last year, nearly 30,000 foster … Continue reading
By Athena Madison All I have ever wanted was to be adopted. I have been in and out of the foster care system since I was eight years old. My mother passed away when I was seven and my father … Continue reading
Yesterday, the Washington Post, The Next Generation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation hosted the “Children and Families Summit 2013,” a convening of parents, policymakers, and experts unified in their belief that our nation not only can, but must, do better at … Continue reading
Today, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing to review the success of several privately run programs to increase the number of children adopted out of foster care. This marks the beginning … Continue reading
To recognize the last day of National Adoption Month, CCAI asked former Foster Youth Intern, Marchelle Roberts, to write about how adoption has impacted her life. I was adopted when I was 12 years old and it truly changed my life. … Continue reading
In celebration of National Adoption Month, CCAI asked former Foster Youth Intern, Ashley Lepse, to share about the day the judge and her family finalized her adoption. “Can I hit it again?!” I asked the judge as I held the … Continue reading
Tomorrow, Saturday, November 17, people all throughout the United States will recognize National Adoption Day. As part of this celebration, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute wants to share “You Just May Be” a music video we produced in partnership … Continue reading
In a special live edition of FamilyLife Today, hosts Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine interviewed two former CCAI Foster Youth Interns, Chey Gethers and Mary Lee. Chey and Mary spoke about their lives in the foster care system, the struggles … Continue reading