January 17th, 2013.
The California Association of Adoption
Agencies is 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 founded in
1955 and has 85 member agencies.
OUR GOALS ARE TO:
Assure every child the right to an
appropriate permanent home.
Establish standards for California's
Advocate for legislation that protects
children and families.
Provide agency employers and job seekers
with a means to connect
Please click here to get our brochure.
Frequentes Preguntas Sobre Adopción
see the data or click to see where they live.
Adoption Tax Credit Update
Voice For Adoption reports that the credit in 2013 will be slightly up from the 2012 level of $12,650 (roughly more than 2012, based on inflation) for qualified adoption expenses. The bill retained the provision that allows it to be “flat” for special needs, meaning special needs adoptions are excluded from needing to document qualified adoption expenses. The credit also retains the carry forward provision allowing taxpayers to apply the credit toward tax liability over a period of 5 years forward. Click here for the Factsheet.
This video, released to highlight the positive findings of the Foundation's five-year research evaluation of its Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, shows that the program works. And unadoptable is unacceptable.
From Place To Place, a documentary of teens in the foster care system and the need for change. Go here for the filmmakers web site where you can watch either a short or long trailer. The DVD will soon be for sale. We'll notify you here.
Food Hoarding - Rick Delaney and Charly Joyce's article at Foster Parent College.
Assessing Lesbian and Gay Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families:
A Focus on the Homestudy Process.
The Adoption Institute Report: Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption.
Find or list vacancies in Adoption, Foster
Family, Group Home and Residential facilities in California at www.PlacementVacancies.com.
Agencies who are members of the California Alliance should email here for
A link to the Madonna
CDSS Reports that Adoption DOES save a lot of money!
CAAA Store where you can browse and buy adoption and child
welfare books and videos via amazon.com. The proceeds benefit CAAA.
Issues in Relative Placement - PDF's and Abstracts
Click the heart to see our
"Celebrate Adoption" pin, available for purchase. A pack of ten pins is
$25, or $2.50 each for eleven or more. Checks preferred.
here to order and email your information.