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Washington Adoption Agencies

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Adopolis, Inc.

Washington, DC 20015 | (202) 302-9462

We at Adopolis believe that the gift of children enriches the world. We are pleased that you are considering the possibility of becoming an adoptive parent. We know that each family is unique, which makes each adoption unique. Our Mission is to provide accessible adoption services and education to prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and children throughout the world, recognizing the importance of family life. Adopolis is a nonprofit organization founded to serve children throughout the world. Adopolis’ staff has over 30 years of experience assisting in adoption placements and serving children and families. Adopolis is licensed to perform home studies in the District of Columbia. We partner with child and family advocacy organizations to create and expand opportunities for children to have permanent families. We are members of the Joint Council on International Children's Services.

Holy Cross Child Placement Agency, Inc.

Washington, DC 20008 | (202) 237-1375

Holy Cross Child Placement Agency, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, child placement agency licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Holy Cross was founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting, facilitating and encouraging the adoption of children by loving families. Created under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, the Agency operates as a non-sectarian agency and maintains the professional standards of the state licensing authorities, and the National Association of Social Workers, in compliance with the terms and provisions of the Agency’s charter. Holy Cross provides a comprehensive scope of services to families wishing to adopt. The Executive Director, Sally Minshew, LISCW, has been instrumental in providing services for local, interstate and international adoptions for over 25 years. Our licensed social workers conduct Home Study Reports for families residing in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Our continued success and growth are attributable to providing immediate and personal attention to each family seeking to bring children into their lives.

International Families, Inc.

Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 667-5779

International Families Inc. (IFI) was founded by a committed, dedicated, and loving couple, Dr. Epuri Raman Rao, and his wife Mrudula Rao. Their compassionate heart towards orphan children lead them into establishing IFI and helping in adoption and sponsorship of orphan children around the world. In May of 1978, they took their first step to complete the adoption of four children from Bombay and placed them in loving Swedish families. From 1978 till 1981 they helped place over 200 children in Swedish homes. Once they moved to the US, they kept pursuing their dream, and in 1989 they were able to establish International Families as a licensed child placement agency and were able to help many children find loving homes. Dr. and Mrs. Rao continue to work for the well-being of children that are less fortunate. They have been blessed to watch IFI grow into an established, well-reputable agency. IFI is a small agency; emphasizing a more personal approach, while guiding families through the adoption process with the motto: "Changing the World, One Adoption at a Time." Today IFI has branches in DC, Maryland, New York, and Washington, and network with several agencies throughout the country.

Kidsave International

Washington, DC 20016 | (202) 503-3100

Kidsave finds families for orphans and foster kids. We are a global voice for change. We work with governments and communities worldwide to see that no orphan or foster child is forgotten, and every child grows up in a family with love and hope for a successful future.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area

Washington, DC 20011 | (202) 723-3000

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) walks with our neighbors in need and mobilizes community partners to provide services that offer hope and rebuild lives. Adoption can be one of the most wonderful events in life. Whether you’re investigating adoption as an option or have already decided that you want to adopt, LSS/NCA is here to support you. As a licensed adoption agency in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, we provide home study and post-placement visits for domestic and international adoptions for families and individuals within a 50 mile radius of the DC Metro Area.

The National Center for Children and Families

Washington, DC 20018 | (202) 543-3217

NCCF has earned its reputation as a trusted and recognized champion of the community and its most vulnerable members by providing the love, structure, and education found in healthy families and responsive communities. Through a dedicated team, a wide variety of programs, and a commitment to enhancing the lives of the children and families we serve, NCCF is a force for human change. The Innovative Family Connections Program (IFC) provides comprehensive care to families who are under the supervision of the DC Superior Court due to child abuse and neglect. Services include therapeutic foster care, family reunification, guardianship and adoption, housing and family counseling, mentoring and tutoring, in-home services, and birth parent advocacy. IFC is the second largest provider of foster care in the District of Columbia, currently serving over 200 children in foster homes and in the community.

Bethany Christian Services

Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 791-3815

Since 1944, Bethany Christian Services has been reaching out to children who are alone or vulnerable. As a worldwide and community leader in adoption and family services, we know that a child's best chance to thrive is as part of a safe, loving, forever family.

The Barker Adoption Foundation

Washington, DC 20007 | (202) 298-7724

The Barker Adoption Foundation, a nonprofit adoption agency licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, is built on the fundamental belief that all children deserve safe, loving, and permanent families. The Barker team is passionately dedicated to this vision, and to that end we offer comprehensive, ethical, child-centered adoption services and lifelong support for birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc. - Pregnancy and Adopti

Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 772-4300

Every life is valuable. We understand not everyone is ready to be a parent. Our Pregnancy and Adoptions program facilitates private adoptions between birth parents and adoptive parents. We also recruit, train and license adoptive parents.

Datz Foundation - Dictrict of Columbia

Washington, DC 20016 |

The Datz Foundation was founded as a full-service adoption agency by Mark Eckman and Vivian Datoff in the District of Columbia in 1987. It has placed over 3,000 children born in the U.S. and abroad with families all over the world. Named after the family of one of its founders it was granted 501-C-3 (non-profit) status by the Internal Revenue Service in 1988, and became licensed in Virginia and Maryland shortly thereafter. The Datz Foundation of North Carolina, a separate legal entity, was licensed as a "for profit" adoption agency in 1993, and has become one of the leading "for profit" agencies in that state. Our staff includes two attorneys specializing in adoption issues, clinical social workers and adoption experts who know how to deal with the complex issues in intercountry adoption. Our clients range from traditional married couples, to single individuals, to same-sex couples. They live throughout the United States and abroad. What they have in common is the desire and the ability to provide a home and a family to an adobtable child. Our China team, which divides its time between China and Washington, DC, is bilingual and able to resolve any communication problem.

Adoptions Together

Washington, DC 20017 | (202) 526-4802

Adoptions Together builds healthy lifelong family connections for every child and advocates for continuous improvement of systems that promote the well being of children.

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