The Washington Post recently published an article about the advocacy efforts of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), a national association for which I am the chairman of the legislative committee. Our association recently hired a new lobbyist to advocate for improvements in adoption law.
AAAA was active in pushing to make the adoption tax credit a permanent part of the tax code in the fiscal cliff deal reached in December of last year. One of our current priorities is to establish a national registry to help locate and notify birth fathers of adoption proceedings. With the registry, men could register their name and contact information into a confidential database and would be notified of any attempts to terminate their parental rights, or of adoption proceedings for children they may have fathered.
If interested, please take a look at the full article through the link below: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/family-law-attorneys-lobby-for-improvements-to-adoption-process/2013/03/15/b93f7c28-8d00-11e2-9f54-f3fdd70acad2_story.html