ADOPTION

SUMMARY

At the heart of adoption is the love that bonds family members. Enhancing adoptions are policies that facilitate openness in adoption, greater protection of children adopted across national boundaries, and promptly finding adoptive families for children in foster care who cannot return to their birth families. Whether public, private, domestic infant, inter-country, or special needs, families formed by adoption would benefit from better access to post-adoption supports to ensure lifelong permanency for children denied it by their birth circumstances.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Amendments of 1980 (P.L. 96-202) [Legislation]
  • Adoption & Safe Families Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-89) [Legislation]
  • Adoption by LBGTQ Parents [Policy Topic]
  • Adoption Opportunities [Legislation]
  • Adoption Incentives [Legislation]
  • Adoption Tax Credit [Legislation]
  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (P.L. 110-351) [Legislation]
  • Intercountry Adoption [Policy Topic]
  • Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, Adoption Assistance [Legislation]

LEGISLATION & ADMINISTRATION ACTION

  • Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act (113th Congress, H.R. 3205)
  • Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351)

CWLA ADVOCACY