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  • Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN!

    Update: Applications for the 2015 Emerging Leaders Scholarship are no longer being accepted. Joint Council is pleased to announce our second annual Emerging Leaders Scholarship.The scholarship provides financial support for five (5) emerging leaders...

  • Submit your RFP today!

        Are you a great public speaker with a desire to see every child live in a permanent and loving home?  Professionals and academics in the child welfare community are invited to submit proposals to present at Joint Council's Putting Family F...

  • Adoption Alert: Vietnam

    "Vietnam Authorizes U.S. Adoption Service Providers - Intercountry Adoptions from Vietnam to the United States through a Special Adoption Program May Commence on September 16, 2014. September 12, 2014 Vietnam’s Central Adoption Authority, the Min...

  • Announcing Make Change For Children 2014!

    Last year, you made a true difference in the lives of our world's most vulnerable children, those living without the love and protection of a forever family. You held lemonade stand fundraisers. You ran through the streets of your home town - rais...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Meeting with DRC President

    On August 4, Secretary of State John Kerry met with DRC President Joseph Kabila to stress the urgency of lifting the suspension on the issuance of exit permits for Congolese adopted children.  Secretary Kerry strongly emphasized our humanitarian conce...

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