The story of the National Adoption Center is the story of hope…the hope that somewhere there are families who would consider adopting children whose parents could not care for them. Many couples are unable to have children physically. That does not mean that you cannot have a child. Some of the best families are  made from people who are not biologically related.

Would You Like To Adopt A Child?

Would someone be willing to give a home to a child with Down syndrome or cerebral palsy? Would someone adopt a family of children–three or four brothers or sisters who wanted to stay together? Paddy convinced a Philadelphia newspaper to run stories of waiting children up for adoption, and there was a startlingly large response. Carolyn went on to work at her kitchen table from a wooden recipe box with sections for “waiting children,” “prospective parents,” and possible “matches.”

Think about it. There may be a child that is just for you.

Here is a list to get started:

African American Adoption Agency

2356 University Ave. W.

St. Paul, MN 55114-1850

888-840-4084 or 651-659-0460

African American Adoptions, Inc.

P.O. Box 1058

Vienna, VA 22183-1058

Another Choice for Black Children

2340 Beatties Ford Rd.

Charlotte, NC  28216

800-774-3534 or 704-394-1124

Ardythe and Gale Sayers Center for African American Adoption

2049 Ridge Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201


The Black Adoption Placement and Research Center

7801 Edgewater Dr., Ste 2000

Oakland, CA 94621

800-299-3678 or 510-839-3678

Black Adoption Services

Three Rivers Adoption Council

307 Fourth Ave., Ste 710

Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Dallas Minority Adoption Council

P.O. Box 764058

Dallas, TX 75376-4058


Dunbar Association, Inc.

1453 S. State St.

Syracuse, NY  13205


Families First

1105 W. Peachtree St., N.E.

P.O. Box 7948, Stn C

Atlanta, GA  30357-0948


Family Matters of Greater Washington, D.C.

1509 16th St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20036


Harlem Dowling-West Side Center

2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

New York, NY 10027


Homes for Black Children

511 E. Larned St.

Detroit, MI 48226


Children’s Bureau, Inc.

615 N. Alabama St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204


Institute for Black Parenting

1299 E. Artesia Blvd.

Carson, CA 90746

800-367-8858 or 310-900-0930

Institute for Family & Child Well-Being

P.O. Box 7845

Upper Marlboro, MD 20792

Minority Adoption Program

Child Saving Institute

115 S. 46th St.

Omaha, NE  68132

402-553-6000 or 866-400-4274

Mississippi Families for Kids

620 N. State St., Ste 304

Jackson, MS 39202


National Network of Adoption Advocacy Programs (NNAAP)

5601 Chamberlayne Rd.

Richmond, VA 23227


Contact NNAAP to learn about other faith-based adoption programs, including active One Church, One Child organizations.

New York COAC

589 Eighth Ave., 15th Fl.

New York, NY 10018


The New York Chapter Association of Black Social Workers’

Child Adoption Counseling and Referral Service

1969 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10035


One Church One Child of North/North Central Texas

2860 Evans Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76104

866-42-ADOPT (866-422-3678)


1800 State St.

Harrisburg, PA 17101


ROOTS Adoption Agency

1777 Phoenix Pkwy., Ste 108

Atlanta, GA  30236


Tabor Children’s Services

57 E. Armat St.

Philadelphia, PA  19144


Women’s Christian Alliance

1722 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA  19121-3405


If you know of another agency or program that we should consider adding to this list, please send an e-mail to

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