Updated: Sep 7, 2020
National Adoption Related Organizations
AdoptUSKids: National photo listing service for foster children awaiting adoption across the United States, also containing resources for families and professionals.
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys: A national association of approximately 340 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law.
American Adoption Congress: Comprised of individuals, families and organizations, AAC is committed to adoption reform.
Bastard Nation: An adoptee rights organization that advocates for the civil and human rights of adult citizens who were adopted as children, particularly in relation to their right to access their records.
Child Welfare League of America: A coalition of hundreds of private and public human service agencies serving children and families who are vulnerable since 1920.
Concerned United Birthparents: “The only national organization focused on birthparents – their experiences, healing and wisdom – CUB serves all those affected by adoption and all who are concerned about adoption issues. Although our focus is on birthparents, long the forgotten people of the adoption community, we welcome adoptees, adoptive parents, and professionals. We find that we all have much to learn from each other and that sharing our feelings and experiences benefits all of us.”
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute: A non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about the needs of children without families and to remove policy barriers that hinder children from knowing the love and support a family provides.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: A foster care adoption organization that helps connect waiting children in foster care with prospective adoptive families through a range of programs and resources, including Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and the annual TV show, Home for the Holidays.
North American Council on Adoptable Children: Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents, NACAC is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.
U.S. Children’s Bureau: A governmental agency within the Administration for Children and Families, the Children’s Bureau, created in 1912, partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall well-being of children and families.
Voice for Adoption: VFA works closely with federal and state legislators, as well as other child welfare organizations, to make a difference in the lives of the children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted and the families who adopt children from foster care.