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Education & Resources

Backed by 40 years of experience in adoption education, research, and policy work, NCFA offers a wide array of continuing education, training, and information resources for the adoption community, policymakers, professionals, and the general public.

Adoption Professionals

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

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Pre-Adoptive Parents

NCFA provides prospective adoptive parents with accurate, reliable, expert-based information about adoption to help you make the next decision that is right for you. We offer trusted guidance and support to navigate the adoption process, and prepare for the unique joys and challenges of becoming an adoptive family.

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Adoptive Parents

As an adoptive parent, you face a unique set of challenges. From navigating the adoption process to parenting children with a history of trauma, we can help you find support and expert guidance.

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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, get practical guidance and connect with other adoptees.

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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.

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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.

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