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Over 40 Years of Adoption Expertise in One Place

The National Council For Adoption is the leading expert on adoption issues, providing resources and education for all people and organizations in the adoption world, and advocating for sound policies so that every child can thrive in a nurturing, permanent family.

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Expectant Parents

Considering adoption for your child can be overwhelming and scary, and you deserve to have all the right information you need to make the best decision for you and your baby. We’re here to support you with reliable, accurate resources.

Birth Parents

We understand that for birth parents, adoption is a difficult journey, filled with mixed emotions from heartbreak to hope. Here you’ll find resources to inform and support you every step of the way.

Pre-Adoptive Parents

We offer trusted guidance and support to navigate the adoption process, and prepare for the unique joys and challenges of becoming an adoptive family.

Adoptive Parents

As adoptive parents, you face a unique set of challenges. From navigating relationships with birth family to parenting children with a history of trauma, we can help you find support and expert guidance.

Adopted Individuals

Processing your adoption story and navigating difficult issues like identity, search and reunion, and more can be a lifelong journey. Here you can find high-impact resources, practical guidance, and connect with trusted professionals for support.

Adoption Professionals

NCFA supports professionals in the adoption community with the most relevant, up-to-date research and training so that together we can ensure every child has a nurturing, permanent family.

Find an Agency or Attorney

Search NCFA's Member Directory to find an adoption professional to assist you with a range of services including homestudies, placement services, expectant parent counseling, birthparent support, legal services, search and reunion guidance, post adoption support, and much more.

Pursuing International Adoption? Agency requirements are different than domestic adoptions. Before searching the Directory, learn more by clicking here.

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NCFA has a diverse membership of agencies and individual attorneys who share our commitment to the highest standards of professional practice. Each member brings a uniquely valuable contribution to our shared vision, standing united in our unwavering commitment to helping ensure every child has a nurturing, permanent family.

Agency Membership Guide

Explore all the benefits of NCFA membership for your and your team.