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Mission We connect and empower individuals, organizations and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, and we provide a source of healing for those in need. Vision An inclusive community supporting all people touched by adoption and foster care. We accomplish our mission by: Creating a safe place for those touched by adoption and foster care to pursue personal empowerment. This includes but is not limited to: adoptees, birthparents, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, youth in foster care, foster parents and siblings. Providing opportunities for peer support and education for those touched by adoption and foster care and the professionals who serve them. Developing and advocating for best practices in adoption practice, policy and law. Creating and implementing high quality programs and services based on best practices in the field. Convening and leading public-private partnerships; promoting progressive system change. Promoting public awareness and social change regarding adoption and foster care issues throughout the broader community. Creating possibility through promoting openness, cooperation and collaboration in adoption and foster care.
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