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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Celebrate Family By Kathleen Strottman The word for family in Spanish is “familia”, in Mandarin Chinese its “jia”, in Russian its “sem-ya”, in Indonesian its “Kelurga” and in Swahili the word for family is “jah-mee.” In all 6,500 spoken languages … Continue reading
CCAI Salutes Adoptive Mom Laura Ingraham and Children Adopted from Russia for Speaking Out in a New Video Urging Putin to Adopt a New Attitude
Today, TV personality Laura Ingraham, who has three adopted children, released a video and related campaign to speak directly to Vladamir Putin about his country’s senseless ban on international adoptions by Americans. In addition to creating and posting the video, … Continue reading
CCAI Executive Director Kathleen Strottman’s Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl “Through my work with current and former foster youth, I have learned that having a strong sense of one’s culture, heritage and identity is … Continue reading
In this Update: Adoption Tax Credit Extended in Tax Payer Relief Act Russia Bans Adoptions to the United States Universal Accreditation for Intercountry Adoptions in the U.S. Uninterrupted Scholars Act Allows Access to Foster Youth School Records U.S. Government Launches … Continue reading
Highlights include: Angels in Adoption™ Gala: Wish Upon a Star 2012 Angels in Adoption™ Award Recipients 2012 Foster Youth Intern Congressional Briefing Member of Congress Spotlight Please note the pending adoption and foster care legislation is on pages 9-18, and … Continue reading
The following article can also be found in the 2012 April edition of Adoption Today magazine. Almost ten years ago, I had the privilege of hearing a young woman by the name of Mary recount her adoption story. A young leader … Continue reading
CCAI Foster Youth Interns Invited to Speak: How Can Churches Love, Support and Provide Guidance for Foster Youth
Mason McFalls, a resident and native of Georgia, entered foster care at the age of 7 with his brother. He recalls the church as being one of the only stable places in his world. His pastor was one of his … Continue reading
Former CCAI Foster Youth Intern, Jeremy Long, responds to the recent USA Today article addressing the growing number of colleges and universities providing support for America’s foster youth. To read the full article click here: http://usat.ly/AegSmh. Our little friend Jiminy Cricket once … Continue reading