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Why Your Gift Matters

As the nation’s leading adoption advocacy nonprofit, NCFA is an advocate for every orphan, adopted person, birthparent, and adoptive parent in the United States and around the world, for adoptions taking place this year, in the future, and in generations past.  Every year, we estimate that we serve approximately 1.2 million individuals, not including the millions of orphans around the world awaiting a loving, permanent family.

Your gift will be used to raise awareness for children who are waiting to be adopted out of U.S. foster care, provide information about adoption to young women facing unintended pregnancy, and ensure that intercountry adoption remains a viable, ethical option for prospective adoptive parents, as well as our other vital programs to ensure adoption remains healthy and strong. 

If you have a special interest in a particular area of focus - domestic infant adoption, adoption out of foster care, or intercountry adoption - we invite you to designate your gift as such using our online donation form, and we will restrict your gift for that use only.

Your support is absolutely vital and critical to changing lives around the world.  If you have additional questions, or need more information about making a gift to NCFA, please contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will my gift help children, birthparents, and adoptive families?

Your gift will ensure more children will be adopted out of foster care, women facing an unintended pregnancy will continue to receive comprehensive information on the positive option of adoption, and intercountry will remain a viable, ethical alternative for building families.

I’m having trouble deciding between giving to a specific NCFA program or general operating support.  Which is better?

If you’re unsure of how to designate your gift, consider selecting “Where my gift is needed most,” and we will apply your gift to the program with the greatest need at the time you make your donation.  We will promptly inform you on how your gift made a difference.

How will I know my gift is being used to help children?

Responsible stewardship of your gift is our promise to you.  We abide by strict accounting guidelines and conduct a yearly audit to protect NCFA and our donors from fraudulent accounting practices.  We pledge to use the vital resources entrusted to us in an ethical and transparent manner.

Is it possible to give a gift to NCFA in honor or memory of a friend or loved one?

Yes.  We receive many gifts in honor of loved ones, adopted persons, friends, or individuals who have made contributions to the adoption field.  Giving a gift to NCFA in honor of a friend or loved one is a special way to show someone how much you care and appreciate their work on behalf of children and families.  Simply complete the online giving form and make note of the person’s name and mailing address so that we can send them a special note about your gift in their name.

If I make an online gift, will the transaction be secure?

Absolutely. We use a secure credit card processing system called Stripe, maintain an updated securtiy certificate on our website, and never share personal or identifying information with anyone - ever.

Is my gift to NCFA tax-deductible?

Yes. National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your charitable contribution to NCFA is 100% tax-deductible.

What if I want to donate stock or mutual funds instead of making a cash gift?

Donating appreciated securities such as stock or mutual funds is an excellent way to help NCFA accomplish more on behalf of children who desperately need loving, permanent families.

Please follow these instructions for donating stock:

  1. Your broker may electronically deliver the gift of shares directly to our account at UBS using the following information:

    • DTC#0221 to National Council For Adoption’s Account# TS34816-DK
      UBS Financial Services
      200 Park Avenue, 30th Floor
      New York, New York 10166

        Amy Leff at (212) 309-3290 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in the office of Daniel Kilmurray or Lauren Koch at (703) 299-6633 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at NCFA.
  2. Because the stock will arrive in our account without identification, either you or your broker should promptly notify Lauren Koch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at NCFA or Amy Leff This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at UBS that the gift is being transferred to our account.  
  3. Provide us with a mailing address where we can send a tax-deductible receipt for your gift.  Please note that when your gift of stock is received, we will mail you a receipt for the number of shares and the fair market value on the date it was received by NCFA. 

Please contact our advisor:
Wayne W. Sharp, PhD, CFP(r), ChFC(r), CFS, CRPC(r)
Senior Financial Advisor | Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
An Ameriprise
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He will be happy to assist you in planning your gift.

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