On Wednesday, November 15, CWLA partner organization Voice for Adoption, hosted their

13th annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project. November is national adoption month and the project is a way to highlight adoptions from foster care.  Members of Congress are recruited to display and feature families from their state or district.  An adoptive family’s photo is featured in their office during the month of November.  Voice for Adoption assists in finding the family and provides the family photo and important information about the family’s experience adopting from foster care.  The effort reaches its culmination at an annual briefing on Capitol Hill allowing some of the families to come to Washington to tell their stories meet their member of Congress and hear from members of the House and Senate.

This year’s event peaked with 83 congressional offices and senators sponsoring families and nine families coming to Washington DC to share their stories.