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Empowering Today's Adoption Professionals


You spend your days advocating for the best interests of children and supporting families. Now let us advocate for you.
  • Legislative and policy alerts
  • Tools and samples for congressional engagement
  • Advocating directly with congressional offices and federal policymakers on behalf of our members


Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned leader, NCFA offers a broad range of educational and training opportunities to take you, and your team, to the next level.
  • Adoption Specific Education
  • Discounted Registration for Conferences and Online Education, including Social Work CE offerings
  • Members Only Webinars
  • Monthly Members Newsletter


Leverage the credibility and reach of the NCFA brand to strengthen your outreach.
  • Listing in online NCFA member directory
  • Use of the NCFA member badge on your website and promotional materials
  • We often refer public inquiries from prospective clients and friendly media requests to our members
  • Opportunity to post open positions to NCFA's online job board


Tap into the expertise of an experienced network of adoption professionals across the U.S.
  • Program, Country, and Topic Specific List Serves
  • Access to Members Portal and Directory
  • Support from NCFA's Staff Experts
  • Caucus Calls and Meetings

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.

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"...the mentorship, guidance, collaboration, and recognition we have received over the years from NCFA has been pivotal to our success.”

- Debbie Wybrow, Wybrow-Olive Attorneys, The Bayakhanya Foundation, South Africa

"I truly appreciate you taking the time to give us some of your wisdom...We are so thankful for National Council For Adoption for reminding us why we do what we do. I’m so thankful for you!"

Grace Coan, Legacy Adoption Services, Texas

"I always appreciate your ability to be supportive of agencies who are finding things difficult, but also to find the positive side of things."

Wide Horizons for Children, Waltham, MA

Membership for Adoption Attorneys


In addition to providing standard contact and background information, please note that the application for attorney membership with NCFA will require:

  • evidence of current membership in good standing with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, OR
  • a letter of recommendation from an authorized representative of a NCFA Member Agency or an NCFA Member Attorney, which specifically addresses your experience and competence in adoption law practice.
  • statistical information about your experience with adoption-related services and cases
  • agreement to pay membership dues of $425 annually
  • Access to NCFA members-only listservs including country and topic-specific lists
  • Opportunity to use the NCFA member badge on your website and other promotional materials
  • Listing in NCFA’s online member directory connects you with prospective clients and fellow professionals seeking adoption services
  • Referrals: NCFA regularly refers phone and email inquiries from prospective clients to our members. We also refer friendly media inquiries about current adoption-related issues, to our members.
  • Opportunity to post open positions to NCFA's online job board
  • Discounted registration and free CEs at the annual conference which focuses exclusively on adoption-specific training across all types of adoption
  • Members-only webinars for professional development
  • Discounted registration for other webinars and training courses in NCFA’s learning library
  • A monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox with news, articles, resources, and announcements to help you stay informed