Ask AF: Lobbying for Adoption Benefits

Considering lobbying for adoption benefits? Great idea! Our editors explain how to get started.

Q: I want to petition my company to instate adoption benefits — expense reimbursement, as well as paid leave. How should I approach this? What should I include in my proposal?

 

A: We applaud you for taking the initiative for adoption benefits! Put your request in writing — either an e-mail or a snail-mail letter.

Start by stating the average cost to adopt and the importance of bonding time with a newly adopted child. Say that adoption benefits are becoming mainstream, and that employee goodwill and loyalty will rise, despite a very low utilization rate.

Find all the resources you’ll need to launch your campaign HERE: a downloadable sample letter you can adapt, as well as links to adoption-friendly employers in the United States.



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Adoption Agencies

Family Law Company “Magistr”
Kolomyia, NY
International
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Children’s Home Society & Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.
Norwalk, CT
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Children’s Connections, Inc.
Lubbock, TX
U.S. Newborn
TX
Adoption by Shepherd Care
Hollywood, FL
U.S. Newborn, International
Bal Jagat- Children’s World Inc.
Long Beach, CA
International
Spence-Chapin Services to Children & Families
New York, NY
U.S. Newborn, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Gladney Center for Adoption
Fort Worth, TX
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Family Life Services Adoption Agency
Lynchburg, VA
U.S. Newborn
ALL STATES
ALL STATES
Abrazo Adoption Associates
San Antonio, TX
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Building Blocks Adoption Service
Medina, OH
U.S. Newborn, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Bethany Christian Services
Grand Rapids, MI
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
Caring for Kids, Inc.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center
Silver Spring, MD
U.S. Newborn, International
Miriam’s Promise
Nashville, TN
U.S. Newborn, International
The Barker Adoption Foundation
Bethesda, MD
U.S. Newborn, U.S. Foster, International, Special Needs/Waiting Child
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