National Council For Adoption


The Truth About Intercountry Adoption’s Decline

In a recent flurry of articles, the National Council for Adoption asserts that the State Department is responsible for the plummeting number of intercountry adoptions. They are wrong. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.


Free Foster Care and Adoption Training Curriculum Being Tested in Seven States

Work is underway to test a national foster and adoptive parent training model that will be free for systems to use by 2022. The National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents (NTDC) announced last month that seven states have been selected to participate in a pilot project to test its new training curriculum.


Proposed Legislation Designed to Safeguard Birth Fathers’ Rights, Protect Adoptive Families

Birth fathers contesting adoptions are rare, but a few high-profile cases in recent years have drawn more attention to the legal process of ensuring that fathers of unborn or newborn children who a mother has chosen to relinquish have been notified.


Adoption: By the Numbers

A new report from the National Council for Adoption highlights American adoption trends, including for infant adoptions, intercountry adoptions and adoptions from foster care. The report, Adoption: By the Numbers, covers findings from the seventh edition of the National Adoption Data study.


Re-Aligning U.S. State Department Policy to Support Child Rights to Family

The current State Department has developed policies that have been disastrous for children languishing in institutions abroad. There are many millions of such children, some of them orphaned, some abandoned by or removed from their birth parents.