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adoptionThe 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

afadopt@afadopt.org

www.afadopt.org

African American Adoptions, Inc.

P.O. Box 1058

Vienna, VA 22183-1058

www.africanamericanadoptions.org

Another Choice for Black Children

2340 Beatties Ford Rd.

Charlotte, NC  28216

800-774-3534 or 704-394-1124

info@acfbc.org

www.acfbc.org

Ardythe and Gale Sayers Center for African American Adoption

2049 Ridge Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201

847-773-3209

www.cradle.org/adoption-agency/adopt_aa.html

The Black Adoption Placement and Research Center

7801 Edgewater Dr., Ste 2000

Oakland, CA 94621

800-299-3678 or 510-839-3678

family@baprc.org

www.baprc.org

Black Adoption Services

Three Rivers Adoption Council

307 Fourth Ave., Ste 710

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-471-8722

www.3riversadopt.org

Dallas Minority Adoption Council

P.O. Box 764058

Dallas, TX 75376-4058

214-371-5280

rosepo@baylorhealth.edu

Dunbar Association, Inc.

1453 S. State St.

Syracuse, NY  13205

315-476-4269

www.dunbarassociation.org/

Families First

1105 W. Peachtree St., N.E.

P.O. Box 7948, Stn C

Atlanta, GA  30357-0948

404-853-2800

www.familiesfirst.org

Family Matters of Greater Washington, D.C.

1509 16th St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

202-289-1510

http://familymattersdc.org/

Harlem Dowling-West Side Center

2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

New York, NY 10027

212-749-3656

www.harlemdowling.org

Homes for Black Children

511 E. Larned St.

Detroit, MI 48226

313-961-4777

Children’s Bureau, Inc.

615 N. Alabama St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

317-264-2700

www.childrensbureau.org

Institute for Black Parenting

1299 E. Artesia Blvd.

Carson, CA 90746

800-367-8858 or 310-900-0930

www.blackparenting.org/services.html

Institute for Family & Child Well-Being

P.O. Box 7845

Upper Marlboro, MD 20792

info@familyandchildwellbeing.com

www.familyandchildwellbeing.com

Minority Adoption Program

Child Saving Institute

115 S. 46th St.

Omaha, NE  68132

402-553-6000 or 866-400-4274

csiinfo@childsaving.org

www.childsaving.org

Mississippi Families for Kids

620 N. State St., Ste 304

Jackson, MS 39202

601-360-0591

http://www.msfamiliesforkids.org

National Network of Adoption Advocacy Programs (NNAAP)

5601 Chamberlayne Rd.

Richmond, VA 23227

804-377-1627

info@nnaap-ococ.org

www.nnaap-ococ.org

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

212-475-0222

www.coac.org

The New York Chapter Association of Black Social Workers’

Child Adoption Counseling and Referral Service

1969 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10035

212-831-5181

abswnyc@aol.com

One Church One Child of North/North Central Texas

2860 Evans Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76104

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

ococdfw@aol.com

REJOICE! Inc.

1800 State St.

Harrisburg, PA 17101

717-221-0722

www.rejoice-inc.org

ROOTS Adoption Agency

1777 Phoenix Pkwy., Ste 108

Atlanta, GA  30236

770-907-7770

roots@rootsadopt.org

www.rootsadopt.org

Tabor Children’s Services

57 E. Armat St.

Philadelphia, PA  19144

215-348-4071

www.tabor.org

Women’s Christian Alliance

1722 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA  19121-3405

215-236-9911

www.wcafamily.org

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

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