Congressional Resource Program

The Congressional Resource Program is CCAI’s primary means of sharing objective and relevant information to help educate policymakers on information critical to federal adoption and child welfare policy – both domestic and international. Through congressional briefings and focus events, policy reports, roundtable conversations and legislative alerts, CCAI provides helpful information to federal policymakers to identify and remove policy and practice barriers that hinder children from being part of a family.

Member of Congress Opportunities

  • Contact CCAI with specific adoption and foster care policy questions.
  • Circulate information about adoption or foster care legislation through CCAI's congressional listserv.
  • Learn more about specific adoption and child welfare legislation and policy through our online resources including: our legislation list, legislative and policy reports, facts and statistics, and domestic and international policy resources.
  • Consult with CCAI for adoption or child welfare hearing or briefing witness recommendations.

118th New Congress Forum on Child Welfare (January 31, 2023)

The 118th New Congress Forum on Child Welfare is an educational forum to resource Members of Congress and their staff on current permanency issues related to children and families domestically and internationally relevant to the new Congress. Issues include key domestic permanency topics including prevention, caregiver supports, placement instability, adoption, and post-permanency services and supports and key global issues including family and system strengthening and international adoption.

To learn more about how to utilize the Congressional Resource Program contact CCAI Policy Director Toria Parsons at [email protected].