Advocacy

Washington foster, adopt, and kinship families often lack the support and services they need to raise traumatized children. Along with the Post Adoption Support Coalition, Child Welfare Coalition, Parent Trust, and other organizations, Many Lights is working to improve supports and resources by advocating for change.

Post Adoption Support Coalition

Many Lights leads the Post-Adoption Support Coalition (PASC), a coalition of 53 agencies and individuals dedicated to improving support systems and programs for adoptive and kinship families. We work to serve the adoptive, kinship, and guardian family population to improve quality of, and access to, services and programs across the state. Read more. 

Child Welfare Advocacy Coalition

Many Lights is a member of the Child Welfare Advocacy Coalition (CWAC). CWAC brings together over 50 organizations from across Washington state to present a unified voice for child welfare policy and practices. CWAC works to ensure that policy and practice reforms are shaped by the voice of the children, youth, and families they impact and views every decision through the lens of addressing racial disproportionality, gender equality, and the best interests of children and families.