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Senator Grassley’s Speech on the Senate Floor Highlights CCAI Foster Youth Intern

Last night, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) gave a floor speech highlighting Amnoni Myers, a member of CCAI’s 2014 Foster Youth Intern Class, and her experience in the United States foster care system. In the blog below, Amnoni tells her story—the … Continue reading

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CCAI Releases 2013 Annual Report

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is proud to announce the release of our 2013 Annual Report. As we reflect on 2013, we are proud to highlight CCAI’s involvement in raising awareness of the millions of children in our nation and around … Continue reading

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Wanted (and Needed): Home Sweet Home, At Any Age

As CCAI continues to celebrate National Foster Care Month and highlight the stories of older youth in foster care awaiting adoptive families, we are honored to share the story of one adoption professional who also bears the title of adoptive … Continue reading

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Making Unadoptable Unacceptable

CCAI is founded upon the ideal that every child in the world both needs and deserves a safe, loving and permanent family. And we exist to identify the legal and policy barriers that prevent children from realizing this basic right. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Family

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

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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

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CCAI Statement and Summary Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

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

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CCAI Legislative and Policy Update – January 2013

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

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CCAI October 2012 Newsletter Available Now

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

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CCAI Foster Youth Interns Featured on NBC’s Wednesday’s Child!/news/local/Hill-Interns-Fight-for-Better-Foster-Care/162152225

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