Monday, July 28, 2008

Call Washington TODAY Urge the Senate to Reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program!

Be sure to visit the Adoptive Parents Network blog to stay up-to-date on the current issues that affect Foster and Adoptive parents and our children.

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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  1. Before I moved out of NY I was part of a committee that was pushing to get the program One Church One Child up and running in a local church, the program seeks to place foster children with the long term goal of adoption. Now that I am in TX I am looking to get involved with foster care again.
    So many children need good homes.

  2. Rigina,

    It just takes each one of us doing what we can to make the difference in the lives of at least one child.

    We have several families in Texas as members on the Forums and we also have a special forum just for those involved with Foster Care and Parenting.

    Every kid just needs ONE person who cares about them enough to care!


  3. I enjoyed visiting your blog. We've been blessed with a little two year old through foster care for the past 7 months. We won't know until December how permanent our relationship with him will be, but I'm glad for this time at least. Great to read your thoughts on adoption and all - I may be checking back...

  4. Thank you, Kgraham -- Please do check back and feel free to leave your comments anytime!


  5. Anonymous1:33 AM

    Thanks Anna for the effort to get the news out. Your support and website have made such a difference.


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