Vote — For Kids’ Sake!

1912: The United States Congress forms the Children’s Bureau, a federal agency whose modern day tasks involve improving child abuse prevention, foster care and adoption.

1938: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Fair Labor Standards Act, which places limitations on child labor.

1974: The United States Congress passes the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which creates a National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

1990: The Americans with Disabilities Act is signed into law. The law increases access to schools and public facilities, such as swimming pools, for children with special needs.

2006: President George W. Bush signs the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, a set of laws designed to further protect children from abuse and violent crime.

Those are just a few reminders from the past 100 years that the leaders we elect today will be making decisions that will impact children for generations to come. Thank you for voting!


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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