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Member Resource Organizations

In 2018, NCFA expanded our membership to include resource organizations who provide services to children and adoptive families, but are not child-placing organizations. Our current member resource organizations are listed below by service category. To apply for membership with NCFA as a Resource Organization, please submit this form.

To find an adoption agency or attorney, please visit our Members Search.
For more adoption related resources, please visit our Resources page.

To jump down to a specific service category, use the links below:

Before and During the Adoption Process
Post Adoption
Financial Resources


Before and During the Adoption Process

Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

adoptionart.org

The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys is a national organization dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and assisted reproduction law, and advocates for the improvement of adoption laws and practices. AAAA plays a leading role in the development of laws, policies, and practices designed to benefit the lives of all members of the adoption triad and in the advancement of a better understanding of the meaning and importance of adoption for society in general.

Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

adoptionsupport.org

C.A.S.E.'s mission: Improving the lives of children who have been adopted or in foster care and their families through counseling, lifelong education, and a growing national network of trained professionals. Since 1998, C.A.S.E. has been providing guidance and life-long pre- and post-adoption support for adoptive, kinship and foster families through counseling, workshops, support groups, events and educational resources.

C.A.S.E.’s highly skilled mental health therapists and psychiatrists serve individuals and families experiencing trauma, loss and grief, attachment, behavioral issues, abuse and neglect. Families can connect with their C.A.S.E. mental health provider through our secure tele-mental health service or in person from our seven locations in Maryland, Virginia and New York. C.A.S.E. also offers multiple training programs for parents and professionals nationwide to support adoption competency and expand access to highly skilled professionals for families across the country.

Creating a Family

creatingafamily.org

Creating a Family's mission is to strengthen and inspire adoptive and foster parents and the professionals who support them. We provide online and in-person training for pre and post adoptive families and for in-service training for foster families. We have accredited CE online courses for social workers. We have Support Group Toolkits to help parent support groups thrive.

eAdopt

www.eadopt.com

eAdopt's Adoption Management Software allows agencies to present their prospective parents with tasks as they arise in the form of an easy-to-use checklist. All documents are in one place, and prospective parents can monitor their status at all times, helping them to feel connected to the often confusing process. Agencies can share country- and region-specific requirements and documents, and parents can use this portal to see what has been received by their agency and what still needs to be completed. Agencies can also use this portal to share information on referrals with prospective parents.

RainbowKids Adoption & Child Welfare Advocacy

RainbowKids.com

Since 1996, more than 40,000 children have found families through the advocacy of RainbowKids.com. Partnering with Adoption Service Providers (ASP) across the USA, RainbowKids provides a vast advocacy resource for families wishing to learn more about the adoption process from nearly 30 countries, register to view the over 3,000 waiting children photolisted on RainbowKids, read families stories, learn about common special needs, and match with an Adoption Service Provider that can assist them through the intercountry adoption process.


Post Adoption

Adoption Partners of Maine

www.adoptionpartnersofmaine.org

Adoption Partners of Maine is an employee-owned, mission-driven agency focused on serving women, children, and families in all stages of their journey. Adoption Partners is staffed by experienced social workers committed to helping women experiencing a crisis pregnancy and matching those who chose adoption with local, well prepared families. We are passionately committed to balanced programming that values all members of the adoption triad: women, children, and families. Adoption Partners of Maine offers judgement free counseling for women considering adoption, with an understanding that an adoption plan is not right for everyone. Adoption Partners of Maine provides home studies, adoption education, post placement supervision, and a full domestic placing program for adoptive families. We also offer post adoption counseling and search and reunion services. Adoption Partners of Maine is proud to continue post adoption services for two Maine agencies who have discontinued their programs: MAPS/Stepping Stones and Saint Andre Home.

Adoptive Parents Committee

www.adoptiveparents.org

The adoptive parents committee is a non-profit parent support group. We provide education information and support to couples and singles who have adopted and for those seeking information about adoption. We do not advocate for any particular type of adoption, attorney or agency, but provide the information our organization has through its membership. We have monthly support and education meetings in four locations in the NY/NJ tristate area. We have a monthly newsletter and an annual educational conference that draws over 500 attendees each year. Our mission is that EVERY CHILD deserves a permanent loving home.

Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

adoptionsupport.org

C.A.S.E.'s mission: Improving the lives of children who have been adopted or in foster care and their families through counseling, lifelong education, and a growing national network of trained professionals. Since 1998, C.A.S.E. has been providing guidance and life-long pre- and post-adoption support for adoptive, kinship and foster families through counseling, workshops, support groups, events and educational resources.

C.A.S.E.’s highly skilled mental health therapists and psychiatrists serve individuals and families experiencing trauma, loss and grief, attachment, behavioral issues, abuse and neglect. Families can connect with their C.A.S.E. mental health provider through our secure tele-mental health service or in person from our seven locations in Maryland, Virginia and New York. C.A.S.E. also offers multiple training programs for parents and professionals nationwide to support adoption competency and expand access to highly skilled professionals for families across the country.

Creating a Family

creatingafamily.org

Creating a Family's mission is to strengthen and inspire adoptive and foster parents and the professionals who support them. We provide online and in-person training for pre and post adoptive families and for in-service training for foster families. We have accredited CE online courses for social workers. We have Support Group Toolkits to help parent support groups thrive.

Jewish Child & Family Services

www.jcfs.org

Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need. Project Esther: The Chicago Jewish Adoption Network of Jewish Child & Family Services supports, strengthens, educates and connects diverse Jewish adoptive and prospective adoptive families.

Services include:

  • Information & Resources
    We help families navigate the complexities of the adoption process, offering consultation and education about the various pathways to adoption and the many steps of the process. We also connect families to adoption placement and other resources.
  • Support Groups and Networking for Parents and Children
    Support groups respond to the unique experiences of adoptive and prospective adoptive families across the lifespan. We also connect families through social events.
  • Educational Seminars and Workshops
    From pre-adoption education to sessions on parenting, our seminars and workshops address the unique issues facing families built through adoption.
  • Community Outreach, Consultation and Education
    Our programs promote and celebrate the diversity of Jewish families built through adoption. We also provide consultation and educational programs for professionals in the community.
  • Post-Adoption Services
    Our qualified staff members handle an array of post-adoption requests from adult adopted persons, birth parents and adoptive parents.
  • Individual and Family Consultation and Counseling
    Recognizing the challenges that many families face, we provide consultation and referrals for counseling as indicated.


Financial Resources

Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

adoptionart.org

The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys is a national organization dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and assisted reproduction law, and advocates for the improvement of adoption laws and practices. AAAA plays a leading role in the development of laws, policies, and practices designed to benefit the lives of all members of the adoption triad and in the advancement of a better understanding of the meaning and importance of adoption for society in general.

A Child Waits Foundation

www.achildwaits.org

A Child Waits Foundation's International Adoption Grant and Low-Interest Loan Programs are designed to help children who are living in international orphanages or international foster care, to become part of a family. Our programs are dedicated to helping families of moderate income complete their adoption and bring their children home by providing a grant and/or loan during the final stage of the adoption.

America’s Christian Credit Union

www.americaschristiancu.com

We believe that every child deserves a forever family. Since 2009, nearly 2,000 children have found their forever family through the Adoption Loan Program from America's Christian Credit Union. We are passionate about supporting the work of organizations that are helping 143 million orphans worldwide.

Adopting one of God's children into a good home is one of the greatest callings. Many families are eager to adopt, but the costs stand in the way. America's Christian CU can help. Our mission is "To Reach, Serve and Teach," and we can't imagine a greater way to live that mission than to extend the Christian family. We've designed an affordable solution for families wanting to adopt.

As NCFA's "Partner for Adoption," ACCU created an 30-minute video for NCFA's community exploring financial options for prospective adoptive parents. Click here to view "Removing the Financial Barriers to Adoption."

Be The One

www.betheone1.org

Be The One's mission is to see the world's orphans adopted into loving, Christian families. We encourage adoption through advocacy, education and financial grants. We serve those pursuing adoption who reside in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Be The One gives our $500.00 grants to adoptive families that qualify and are selected by the board.

Gift of Adoption Fund

www.giftofadoption.org

Gift of Adoption provides grants to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children - giving them permanent families and a chance to thrive.

Gift of Adoption is the largest provider of adoption assistance grants awarded without regard to race, religion, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded monthly to qualified applicants to remove prohibitive financial barriers and make possible the adoptions of some of the most vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world.

Your Adoption Finance Coach

www.youradoptionfinancecoach.com

The Adoption Finance Coaching System solves the money problem for adoption agencies and their families. Our comprehensive system, which includes live coaching, on-demand training videos, budget and planning templates, an online gift registry service, provides adoptive families with the tools they need to create a customized financial plan to fund their adoption. By partnering with Your Adoption Finance Coach, adoption agencies, professionals and attorneys throughout the country can provide this innovative service to their clients, differentiating themselves from their competition and doing what they do best; creating families!