Today, more than 129,000 children and young people in foster care are waiting to leave the system – for good – to join permanent families. Every day without a permanent family feels like a lifetime to a child.
The bipartisan Adoption Incentive Program has helped more than 443,000 children leave the uncertainty of foster care to join adoptive families – but unless Congress acts now, it will expire on September 30, 2008. The House acted unanimously to improve and reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program in late June. Please join us in urging the Senate to act before August recess begins.
Senators on the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the nation’s foster care system, will play a key role in promoting safe, permanent families for our most vulnerable children.
Please call your senators if you are from one of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Utah, Washington.
FREE CALL IN LINE OPEN Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29: 1-888-686-8191. Simply follow the prompts, enter your ZIP code, and you will be connected directly to your Senator’s office.
Urge the Senate to reauthorize and improve the Adoption Incentive Program to promote adoption for children in foster care!
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