Congressional Briefing on Adoption to be Held on June 11

The Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, National Council on Disability, Child Welfare League of America, National Association of Social Workers, and the American Psychological Association are sponsoring a Congressional briefing on adoption policy and practice on June 11.   The briefing, titled “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children,” will highlight the findings of recent report by the National Council on Disability (NCD). The NCD report showed that the foster care and adoption systems have discriminatory practices that prevent prospective parents with disabilities the opportunity to become foster parents and adopt children.

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