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Empowering Today's Adoption Professionals

Become a Member Today!

NCFA has a diverse membership of adoption agencies and individual adoption 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.


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-only Newsletter


Leverage the credibility and reach of the NCFA brand to strengthen your outreach.
  • Listing in NCFA's online directory of agencies and adoption professionals
  • 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


Tap into the expertise of an experienced network of adoption professionals across the U.S.
  • Member-only Program, Country, and Topic Specific Listservs
  • Support from NCFA's Staff Experts
  • Members-only Caucus Calls and Meetings
  • Opportunity to submit positions to NCFA's job board

Agency Membership

Agencies who become members receive membership benefits for all of their staff. Click here for a printable one-pager of all agency membership benefits.

Ready to apply? Click here for a full list of eligibility requirements. Start your application today!

Attorney Membership

Attorneys join as individuals and receive benefits for themselves. Click here for a printable one-pager of all attorney membership benefits.

Ready to apply? Click here for a full list of attorney eligibility requirements. Start your application today!

"...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