Father's Day Gift Ideas
This Sunday marks Father’s Day, a time to celebrate Dad and give him a small token of our appreciation. Whether he is a birth parent, foster parent, stepfather, grandpa or adoptive dad, all dads deserve a little love on Father’s Day! Father’s Day presents don’t have to be expensive to be special. In fact, some of the best presents are the ones your child makes!Continue Reading
3 Reasons CHIFF Needs to Pass
The little boy was “unadoptable.” That’s what Eastern European bureaucracy said. Once labeled, his chance of a successful life was virtually non-existent. The Children in Families First (CHIFF) bill [S. 1530 and H.R. 4143] wants to change that by helping to ensure that all children grow up in a family.Continue Reading
In Celebration of Mother's Day and National Foster Care Month
Last year, my family adopted two teenage girls through foster care, and during National Foster Care Month I want to tell our story. If you’re considering adoption, please take the first step and learn more.Continue Reading
2014 National Adoption Conference
On June 19th and 20th, the National Council For Adoption will host the 2014 National Adoption Conference at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida! At this year's conference, Charting a New Path: Creativity vs. Reactivity, expert speakers will educate, inspire, and challenge attendees to move from reactivity to creativity.Continue Reading
What is Post-Adoption Support?
We wanted to share here some of the important support services we know children and families often need and appreciate. If any of these services interest you, you can locate particular services in your area by talking to an adoption professional familiar with your journey or contacting NCFA.Continue Reading
The Intercountry Adoption Journey
Did you know that National Council For Adoption has a training program specifically created to help prepare prospective adoptive parents for the intercountry adoption process? We do! The Intercountry Adoption Journey.Continue Reading
Family Garden Party: Plant like a Pro!
March 20th marks the first day of spring! Our staff is ready for more sunshine, longer days, and, of course, fun in the sun with our families. National Council For Adoption has put together six simple steps to plant a family garden!Continue Reading
Be a Voice: Advocacy in 2014
NCFA launches its Adoption Advocate every year with a renewed summary of our policy priorities. As we kick off 2014, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of our key initiatives to our blog community. Use your voice to contact your elected officials and let them know what adoption legislation matters to you.Continue Reading