Each individual considering adoption placement requires individualized support in their journey. The pregnant women, mothers, and fathers that reach out to Adoption Authority are often in crisis and overwhelmed. We recognize the vulnerability inherit in the circumstances of those contemplating placing their child with Adoptive Parents.
The Adoption Authority, Inc. was founded in 2007, by a former foster youth. While working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the Founder worked with clients who were victims of unethical, coercive, and predatory adoption practices. Due to her personal experiences, our Founder felt strongly that there had to be a better way to provide ethical adoption services. The original vision paved the way to Adoption Authority’s unique model of practice, which relies on evidence-based research, elevates the lived experiences of the individuals we serve, seeks solutions, and focuses on the need for stable healthy family systems.
Adoption Authority’s Mission is to promote stability by providing counseling, education and assistance to women, children and families.
We acknowledge the vulnerability of parents in crisis, and we are dedicated to providing compassion, respect, and loving care to each individual on their unique journey.
Adoption Authority is thrilled to announce we have strategically aligned with Advocates for Children and Families (ACF), another non-profit licensed child placing agency. The Board of Directors and Staff of Adoption Authority and ACF are actively working towards merging both agencies. We invite you to view our Press Release regarding this exciting new partnership.
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It is uplifting to work with individuals who sincerely care about everyone involved in the adoption process – birth parents, adoptive parents, and of course the precious children. Their compassion and dedication are unparalleled!
The compassion and support they show their birth mothers is astounding. They truly care for all involved in the adoption process.
We are grateful for the integrity, hard work, and care of the women at Adoption Authority. It was very important to us to find an agency that was ethical and was focused on the needs of the expectant/birth mothers. We appreciated the care our daughter’s birth mom received before, during and after her birth. We have also participated in workshops offered by Adoption Authority on transracial adoption and other adoption topics that were free and very helpful.
We have worked Adoption Authority several times in the past couple of years. As an adoption agency in Virginia, we are comforted in knowing their placing agency is supportive and kind to our adoptive families. Most importantly, we are impressed with their level of involvement and emotional support to their expectant parents and birth parents. We are reassured by their ethical practices and facilitating a positive relationship between adoptive families and birth families. They truly want the best for their clients!
I felt comfortable and supported by everyone I worked with at Adoption Authority. They never once judged me or my boyfriend about doing adoption for our child. Our baby is now six months old and we have pictures and videos sent to our phone all the time. We do facetime every other Sunday and really feel like family with the adoptive parents. We have already done 2 visits so far (more this summer) and we know that our daughter is safe and happy.
As a birth mom you can imagine the fear and uncertainty with choosing any organization. Not only did I want to make sure my child went to a good home after birth but also that I received the best assistance during my pregnancy to achieve that goal. I found this wonderful agency through a friend of mine who was also a birth mom. Despite her many informative positive opinions, I wanted to form my own opinions so I did some research prior to reaching out to Adoption Authority. In an effort to learn more I decided to give the agency a call. That single phone call with a representative restored my faith and confidence in getting through this situation and solidified my choice in the organization. From there I consulted with a case manager and the Director to establish the best course of action tailored to my needs. They not only provide assistance finding hospitals and other resources, they also accompanied me to appointments and meetings at my request. Personally having someone there through this entire process was more comforting than I think they even realize. My case manager made herself available 24/7 both by telephone and in person when I needed it. Ultimately I was able to find my child a safe, secure home through this agency. Without them this process would have been a lot more lonely, stressful, and potentially heart-breaking. I can truly reflect on my experience with this agency as a good one and I would recommend them to other mothers looking for adoption assistance!