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     Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support
To provide and improveâ?"and ultimately to prevent the need forâ?"foster care. A Seattle-based national operating foundation that has served children, youth, and families in the child welfare system since 1966. 
     Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
A non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children in North Americaâ?Ts foster care system. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendyâ?Ts International, created the Foundation in 1992 in support of the v
     National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
The mission of the Clearinghouses is to connect professionals and concerned citizens to practical, timely, and essential information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and
     AAP Education Project
     PACT, An Adoption Alliance
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization begun by two adoptive parents in 1991, Pact has developed a national reputation for excellence in serving all members of the adoption triad. Each year, Pact offers educational events attended by more than 1500 indiv
     Families Adopting in Response (FAIR)
FAIR exists for adoptive families. Through its all-volunteer organization FAIR offers information, education, support and fellowship to adoptive and preadoptive families. Our membership includes families who have adopted children through public and p
     California Department of Social Services
"The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence."
     Child Welfare League of America
The nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization.
     The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
A national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice. The Adoption Institute is a reliable, unbiased and respected voice for ethical adoption practices that respect all people touched by adoption.
     California Association of Adoption Agencies
A nonprofit, professional organization representing licensed county and private adoption agencies who recognize the importance of comprehensive and lifelong services to adopted children, adult adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. CAAA was f
     North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
Every child has the right to a permanent family. The Council advocates the right of every child to a permanent, continuous, nurturing and culturally sensitive family.


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