We know family matters. Yet, tens of thousands of children and youth in North America are waiting for families who can care for them - so they can safely play sports, make art, thrive in school, and have the normal life they dream of.
For more than 40 years, the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has fought to ensure that every child fins a safe, permanent, loving, and culturally competent family through advocacy, support, and education for families and professionals touched by adoption and foster care. As a nonprofit organization, our work covers four key areas:
- Education and information: NACAC provides life-changing resources to prospective adopters, foster parents, kinship caregivers, youth leaders, and child welfare professionals from information on the US adoption tax credit to trauma-informed care.
- Support: NACAC aims to provide all families with supportive services by offering assistance with starting or enhancing peer support groups, operating several support groups, and providing parents and professionals with one-on-one assistance when necessary.
- Leadership Development: NACAC offers leadership trainings to hundreds of adoptive, foster, and kinship parent groups and youth leaders, helping them to establish support and advocacy networks for their peers.
- Advocacy: Through community forums, trainings, policy recommendations, and testimony, NACAC advocates for child welfare policy and practice reforms that will help children and youth find permanent families more quickly and help families receive the post-adoption support they need.
We can't continue this legacy of support and service without your help. Every dollar you give helps ensure that all children have permanent, loving, and supportive families.