National Council for Adoption updates


This Month in Adoption

Keeping NCFA Members Informed and Connected

March 2013

News and Updates from NCFA

Adoption Advocate No. 57, “Reconsidering Intercountry Adoption: Who Wants to Adopt and Who Could Be Adopted?” NCFA’s March 2013 issue of the Adoption Advocate, Dr. Christopher Balding utilizes the 2006-2008 National Survey on Family Growth, the USAID/UNICEF Demographic and Health Surveys, and UN and U.S. Census Bureau data to outline some of the serious and often life-threatening dangers faced by orphaned and vulnerable children. Click here to view, print, or download.


Register now for the 2013 National Adoption Conference – Early bird rates end April 15th  Register now for the National Adoption Conference June 13-14, 2013 at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida.  The early bird discounted rate expires April 15th so guarantee your seat today. Space is limited!  Click here for more information!


Welcome to our newest Member Agency!

We are excited to announce new Member Agency, Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach, Inc., located in College Station, TX. Welcome to the NCFA family!


Last Call for Membership Applications

The 2013 Membership Renewal Application deadline is just days away. Please return your completed application to by Sunday, March 31st!


Both Ends Burning STUCK Premier

Chuck attended Both Ends Burning premiere of the film STUCK in Richmond, VA March 1st.  NCFA is working with Both Ends Burning to promote their film and plan to accompany the film’s producer on several stops along their 60-city tour.  The film’s message will help bring awareness to the plight of orphans worldwide and the need for the U.S. to create more polices to address their needs.  NCFA hopes to help build upon the momentum created by the film and use it to promote positive legislative change in intercountry adoption.


On the NCFA Blog

Visit NCFA’s blog at and check out our recent posts:


·        Extraordinary Day

·        A world without orphans?

·        If Only I Knew


Adoption in the News

·        Russian Foreign Minister welcomes promise of U.S. Secretary State to investigate deaths of  Russian adoptees in U.S. Read more

·        Illinois couple must return 9-month old adoptive daughter to native country of South Korea Read more

·        U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral argument in case of Baby Veronica Read more

·        Korean laws were established in August 2012 to make intercountry adoption last priority Read more

·        Uganda adoptions increase, but many birthparents do not understand adoption is permanent Read more

·        Ombudsman Pavel Astakhovcho chooses not to revoke his statement regarding the death of the Russian adopted boy in Texas Read more

·        Ukraine examining conditions of children adopted by foreigners due to alleged abuse of Russian children by American parents Read more

·        Post-adoption support should be mandatory, especially when adopting traumatized children from other countries Read more

·        Russian Foreign Minister and U.S. Secretary of State share common ground on Russian concerns over alleged mistreatment of Russian adopted children by American parents Read more

·        Five years after ban, United States and Vietnam are close to agreement to allow Americans to adopt Vietnamese children Read more

·        Report of the planning process for implementing California’s Fostering Connections Act Read more