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Who We Are

The 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 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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Adoption Advocacy

Our work to equip families, professionals, and policymakers can only be accomplished with the support of the entire 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 preferred.

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Member Benefits

NCFA membership is your home for professional community, support, resources, training, and advocacy opportunities. We know you want to do the best work possible in service of children, youth, and families. Together, we can advance sound adoption policies, improve practice, and strengthen the field to achieve our shared vision.

Membership Benefits include:
  • NCFA Members-only listservs including country and topic specific groups
  • Quarterly caucus and cohort calls
  • Referrals of expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents looking for credible agencies and attorneys
  • Publicity via our website ”Find A Professional” directory and friendly media inquiries on adoption related stories
  • Information and assistance on specific adoption cases and best practice solutions
  • Representation before policymakers, and foreign and domestic governments
  • Education and training discounts including the National Adoption Conference
  • Free Members Only Webinars
  • Partnering with NCFA staff for receiving and participating in International Delegations and trips

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