CCAI newsletter and legislative update

CCAI just released our August 2011 Newsletter and Legislative Update.  A few highlights from this month’s edition include:

  • Fifteen exceptional former foster youth leaders from across the country released a comprehensive report on the system in which they were raised, The Future of Foster Care: A Revolution for Change.  Topics covered include immigration, education, mentoring, psychotropic drugs, child abuse, and government accountability.
  • We need your help to encourage elected officials on a local, state, and federal level to promote National Adoption Day taking place on Saturday, November 19th.  Government officials can attend a local event, issue a proclamation, issue a press release, or post their support for foster care adoption on their twitter page.  Click here for a drop-in letter you can personalize and send to your elected officials.  Be sure to refer them and their staff to our NAD resource center.

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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.

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