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Who We Are

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

About Us

For over 40 years, NCFA has provided expert resources, education, and advocacy for all people and organizations connected to adoption to help ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family.

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Mission & Vision

Our mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.

Our vision is a world in which all children everywhere have nurturing, permanent families.

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Staff & Board

Our talented staff is comprised of individuals working together to make our mission a reality. NCFA’s Board of Directors guides and protects the mission and purpose of the organization, ensuring that we fulfill our mission with integrity and accountability.

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Since 1982, we have been proud to honor and celebrate the contributions of individuals and organizations in the adoption community.

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NCFA offers an excellent opportunity for students to join us as we promote a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action. Our staff is passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves a nurturing, permanent family, and we ask nothing less from our interns. Students with an interest in adoption, non-profits or charitable organizations, social work, fundraising, communications, or policy are a good fit for a NCFA internship.

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If you are an adoption professional, NCFA membership can be your home for professional community, support, resources, training, and advocacy opportunities. Together, we can advance sound adoption policies, improve practice, and strengthen the field to achieve our shared vision that every child, everwhere, would thrive in a permanent, loving family.

Membership Benefits include:
  • Members-only listservs including country and topic-specific groups
  • Representation before policymakers, and foreign and domestic governments
  • Discounted National Adoption Conference registration
  • Free CEs at the National Adoption Conference
  • NCFA Member Badge to display on website and use in agency/firm promotion
  • Free Members-Only Webinars
  • Publicity via our website ”Find A Professional” directory and friendly media inquiries on adoption-related stories
  • Referrals of expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents looking for credible agencies and attorneys
  • Participate in caucus calls and gatherings such as country programs, accreditation, and specific areas of practice
  • Information and assistance on specific adoption cases and best practice solutions
  • Participate in receiving visiting International Delegations 

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.

Not sure which one you need? Click here to find out.

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