About

 

 

 

Through its Congressional Resource Program (CRP), CCAI is an educational resource for information critical to adoption and foster care policy.  Our forums and reports provide ideal opportunities for individuals with personal experience with adoption and foster care to communicate directly with policymakers in an effort to better serve children in need of families.


Focus Events

CCAI hosts events designed to supplement federal policymakers intuitive knowledge, often derived from charts, statistics and reports, with insights gained through personal interaction with those who live these issues every day. Whenever possible, CCAI partners with other research and advocacy organizations who have relevant answers to the specific questions policymakers have on the important issues.  Past events have focused on foster adoptive parent recruitment and post adoption services.

 

Newsletters

Issued bimonthly, these newsletters provide information about newly released reports and research, current and upcoming events, and updates on pending foster care and adoption legislation.

 

Recess Institutes

CCAI invites Congressional staff to participate in educational trainings where they learn about complex issues and become better equipped to serve families and orphans.  Our most recent institute was a training on intercountry adoption processing.


Legislative Alerts

These alerts provide federal policymakers with up-to-the-minute information on legislation related to foster care and adoption.

 

'In Focus' Reports

These reports provide Member offices with basic facts and a legislative history for a specific topic to ensure policymakers understand issues affecting children.  Recent reports covered the topics of the Adoption Tax Credit and Title IV-E Foster Care Waivers.


Congressional Letters

When situations arise that threaten children's basic right to a family, CCAI plays a key role in advancing letters from Members of Congress to high level officials with the power to make change.  Our efforts have resulted in over 300 Members of Congress signing letters to U.S. officials and dignitaries from around the world.

 

Casework

Each year, CCAI assists over 1,100 families who are in the adoption process but have delayed cases due to unusual circumstances.