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Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, National Council For Adoption’s 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.



Focused: NCFA will always focus on adoption and the human right to a permanent, loving, family.


Trusted: NCFA is committed to be a trusted, inclusive, and non-partisan voice and resource for the adoption community, government officials, policymakers, and the public.


Collaborative: NCFA partners with a diverse population of stakeholders and supports the entire adoption community, including birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, and adoption professionals.


Ethical: NCFA adheres to and promotes the responsible stewardship of our resources and the highest ethical standards in adoption practice while remaining respectful of cultural traditions and values.


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

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