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Today--call your Senator and urge them to reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program! July 28 and 29, 2008
The Washington Hot Line number is 1-888-686-8191.
Thanks for doing what you can to help some of the 129,000 children currently waiting in Foster Care find a permanent family by reauthorizing the Adoption Incentives Program which helps support families meeting the needs of children who may not otherwise have been able to afford to do so.
Our Taxes help fund the costs of meeting the children's needs no matter how we end up paying for it SOMEONE has to and WE WILL anyway! The Adoption Incentives Program helps to provides Adoption Assistance (subsidy) funding, and post adoption support programs just to name a few things!
It is most often in the best interest of a child to provide that child with a permanent family. The Adoption Incentive Program helps make it possible to find good families for children to grow up with! This program supports those families and parents in a variety of ways.
Many of our children have been born effected by prenatal drug and alcohol exposure, neglected, abused and traumatized. Without the additional supports offered by this program many foster and adoptive parents would be unable to meet the significant needs of many of the 129,000 children currently waiting for an adoptive placement.
It requires a strong, committed and loving family as well as assistance and support for the needs of our children.The Adoption Incentives Program also increases the accountability level of both the states and adoptive parents. The support services are there to be accessed and the states have funding to oversee it! The adoptive parents have the ability and responsibility to access and recieve the appropriate services and supports.
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