Adoption Legislation and Advocacy

Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Chuck Johnson, President and CEO of National Council For Adoption, and their Director of Public Policy & Education, Megan Lestino.

Hit the Highlights
  • Status on Adoption Tax Credit legislation.
  • What are the arguments for and against refundability?
  • Family First Prevention Services Act
  • Changes the US State Department is considering for adoption education requirements for international adoption under the implementing legislation under the Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption.
  • Human Rights Bill: institutionalization issues for children.
  • Other activity in Congress that impacts adoption or foster care.
  • Original Birth Certificate access legislation
  • What is the National Council For Adoption’s position on adoptees rights to access to their Original Birth Certificate?
  • Does NCFA have standards of practice that agencies must adhere to if they are members.
  • Why do we not have nationwide or national adoption laws?
  • Future of domestic infant adoption in the US
  • Future of foster care adoption
  • Future of international adoption

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