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LEGISLATIVE ALERT

7/30/2008

ACT NOW to Reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program

Support Adoption and Relative Guardianship

CALL WASHINGTON!

Ask your Senators to act NOW to reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program and help support adoption and relative guardianship

Today, more than 127,000 children and young people in foster care are waiting to leave the system - for good - to join permanent families. Every day without a permanent family feels like a lifetime to a child.

The bipartisan Adoption Incentives Program has helped nearly 450,000 children leave the uncertainty of foster care to join adoptive families - but unless Congress acts now, it will expire on September 30, 2008. The House acted unanimously to reauthorize the Adoption Incentives Program in late June and included provisions to provide relative guardianship as an additional way for children to exit foster care for permanent families. Please join us in urging the Senate to act before August recess begins.

ACTION REQUIRED

Senators on the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the nation's foster care system, will play a key role in promoting safe, permanent families for our most vulnerable children.

If you are from:

Arizona Arkansas Colorado
Idaho Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Oregon Maine
Massachusetts Michigan Montana
Nevada Nevada New Hampshire
New Mexico New York North Dakota
Utah Washington


FREE CALL IN LINE EXTENDED & OPEN:
Wednesday and Thursday, July 30 and 31
1-888-686-8191

Urge the Senate to reauthorize and improve the Adoption Incentives Act and support adoption and relative guardianship

Simply follow the prompts, enter your ZIP code, and you will be connected directly to the offices of your Senator.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD BY forwarding this flyer to your friends, family, colleagues and networks and encouraging others to take action today.

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