North American Council on Adoptable Children


Free Foster Care and Adoption Training Curriculum Being Tested in Seven States

Work is underway to test a national foster and adoptive parent training model that will be free for systems to use by 2022. The National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents (NTDC) announced last month that seven states have been selected to participate in a pilot project to test its new training curriculum.


Fast Tracked Federal Overhaul of Child Welfare Financing Gets Mixed Reactions

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which offers a significant restructuring of the multi-billion dollar federal entitlement for child welfare, could not pass the Senate as a standalone bill in 2016.


Adoption Advocates Urge Congress to “Put Families First”

Many of us have spent years aggressively advocating for families and for children and youth in foster care who cannot return home. This year, we have an opportunity on Capitol Hill to ensure that even more children achieve the ultimate goal of having a permanent, loving family who can meet their needs.


Stakeholders Group Addresses Need for Specialized Adoption Clinical Training

By Gail Johnson Vaughan and Carol Biddle A Stakeholders Group created by California’s Assembly Bill 1790 (2014,) has identified barriers to the provision of services by mental health professionals with specialized clinical training in adoption or permanency issues.