Founded in 1980, the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is an adoption advocacy nonprofit that promotes a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action.Their areas of focus are infant adoption, adoption out of foster care, and intercountry adoption. Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves a nurturing, permanent family, they serve children, birthparents, adoptive families, adoption agencies, U.S. and foreign governments, policymakers, media, and the general public as the authoritative voice for adoption.
On NCFA's website, families interested in adoption will find an excellent listing of resources and information. Families are also invited to participate in the "intercountry adoption journey", a training program developed in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the U.S. Department of State.
The original Intercountry Adoption Journey 1.0 launched in February 2008 as one of the first Hague certification programs offered to parents and adoption professionals. By January 2011, NCFA had certified more than 10,000 adoptive parents and adoption professionals through its Hague-compliant online training. NCFA's Hague-compliant training has been recognized by many accredited adoption agencies, as well as by adoption authorities in several Hague and non-Hague nations. Families are invited to become members of NCFA. NCFA's Adoption Advocates have a unique opportunity to unite with a community of people who are passionate about adoption and share the belief that every child deserves a loving, permanent family.
NCFA members will help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children waiting to be adopted and play a key role in promoting a culture of adoption in our nation and around the world through advocacy, social networking, blogging, and sharing with others the personal impact of adoption in their lives.
NCFA welcomes all who share in the belief that every child deserves a loving, permanent family. Our members include adopted individuals, birthparents, adoptive parents, families, social workers, students, and adoption professionals from all walks of life.
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