5 Nonprofit Adoption Programs That Are Making a Difference

  1.    WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents)

Based in Seattle, Washington, this adoption agency finds homes for children all around the world. What started as a local support group for parents who had adopted internationally has grown to be one of the largest international nonprofit adoption and child assistance programs in the United States. Since it’s grassroots in 1976, WACAP has placed more than 10,000 children in loving homes and provided humanitarian aid to over 200,000 children worldwide.

  1.    New Beginnings International Children’s and Families Services

New Beginnings was founded by Stephen and Evelyn Drury in order to help women who were in difficult situations with unplanned pregnancies. It is a faith-based group that provides many services for both women making adoption plans and families seeking to adopt. 

  1.    Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that has a goal of bringing families together and keeping families together. They offer many services including adoption, foster care, and pregnancy counseling, and counseling for families, as well as assisting refugees and immigrants resettling in the United States.

  1.    Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is North America’s only national nonprofit charity that is solely dedicated to finding permanent homes for the nearly 150,000 children in foster care. They work by awarding grants to adoption organizations that connect waiting children with families, increasing awareness across the nation, raising funds to support their awareness campaigns, and providing resources to prospective adoptive parents and professionals. You have probably heard of them through the national food chain called Wendy’s. To date, those kids who have been served by Wendy’s have been placed in 6,500 homes.

  1.    Friends in Adoption

Friends in Adoption is a nonprofit licensed agency that provides services for pregnant women, couples wishing to adopt, and assists prospective adoptive families. They are committed to open adoption, inclusiveness, and lifelong support. Their offices are located in Vermont and New York, but they are able to provide services all across the U.S. All of their services are free.