National Council for Adoption
Rating: 4.15 stars 20 reviews
Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):
Adoption, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Foster Care
225 N Washington St Alexandria VA 22314 USA
Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, NCFA’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. Founded in 1980, National Council For Adoption has become the authoritative voice for adoption. NCFA’s areas of focus include domestic infant adoption, adoption and permanency outcomes for youth in foster care, and intercountry adoption. Our vision is a world in which all children everywhere have nurturing, permanent families.
For more than 35 years, National Council For Adoption has served all those in the adoption community as an authoritative voice for adoption. Our three areas of focus include adoption through foster care, domestic infant adoption, and intercountry adoption. Our Families For All program promotes positive public awareness of children in foster care waiting to be adopted and recruits adults to mentor, foster, or adopt children. The iChooseAdoption campaign provides up-to-date and relevant information about adoption to women facing an unintended pregnancy. Our Global Adoption Project increases awareness of the millions of children around the world living outside of care. This campaign encourages permanency solutions for these children, including reunification with their families, kinship adoption, global domestic adoption, or intercountry adoption. For more information on our education, awareness, and advocacy programs (including conferences, trainings, monthly publications, and more!) visit AdoptionCouncil.org.
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Interned with NCFA this summer as a Communications and Policy intern; it was an amazing time that left me with a lot of experience in my field as well as a lot of knowledge on policy. I was exposed to all the work and process that goes into passing the kind of influential legislation NCFA works on. I was given a voice when allowed to contribute to the organization's blog, and was given meaningful tasks that I'm sure helped on at least a micro level. Everyone in the office was so kind and inspirational with their dedication to the adoption community and expertise within their role. The other interns were likewise a joy and extremely intelligent, wonderful people. I have nothing but positive things to say about the integrity, passion, and diligence with which NCFA conducts itself on all levels. I highly recommend them and refer them as a resource for anyone looking into adoption!
Easily the nicest and most kind people to work with that I've ever met.
First came in contact with NCFA in 1989. They are the premiere adoption advocacy organization in the country. Their staff are committed to protecting the institution of adoption and blessing the lives of members of the adoption triad through education and sound laws. Thank goodness there are organizations like NCFA!
NCFA is dedicated to work for adopted individuals through advocacy and education. It was a pleasure to work with the staff on important human rights issues. Everyone was very friendly and very passionate about their work. I enjoyed getting to understand more about what happens on capitol hill and seeing the behind the scenes work on how the organization runs. Overall I am grateful for the broader outlook I have on adoption and policy due to the NCFA intern experience.
This is an amazing organization working to advocate, educate, and support children who need a forever home here and around the world.
I am a founding member of National Council for Adoption in 1980 and am still on the board 36 years later, Both our early work was needed and important and today we are "THE VOICE OF ADOPTION". We have expanding in scope of work, size of board and services offered.
As an adoption agency located in Hawaii, we rely on NCFA to keep us connected to our adoption colleagues across the country. NCFA offers support, advocacy, updated information regarding all aspects of our work, and a comprehensive annual conference.
As an adoption professional, time is short and the need is long. There is so much information to filter and NCFA, through their list serves, timely email responses, newsletters, and annual conference provide us with up-to-the-minute information, a way to network with other professionals and advocate tirelessly for children throughout the world without family care.
Thanks so much for your involvement in bringing together such a wonderful conference. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to participate in "From Helping to Healing Adoption Conference" recently in New Orleans. I came away with inspiration and a renewed zest for the work we all do in adoption.
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National council for adoption is a collaborative and skilled advocacy organization for adoption. Chuck Johnson, the executive director, and his team are exceptional.