We are a Hague Accredited agency, meaning that we meet the standards that were founded in the Hague Convention of 1993 Intercountry Adoption Act. COA has evaluated and confirmed that we are in compliance with these standards and oversees our performance. Families adopting from a Hague ratified country such as China or the Philippines, must work with a Hague accredited adoption agency.
Our Mission: NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada—especially children and youth who are or have been in foster care and those with special needs.
Our Work: To achieve this mission, NACAC focuses its program services in four areas: public policy advocacy, parent leadership capacity building, education and information sharing, and adoption support.
The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
The mission of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families is to unite private, nonprofit human service providers, advocates, customers, individuals and funders to influence public policy in support of children, families and individuals’ reaching their full potential; identify, develop and implement efficient and effective services to Michigan’s most vulnerable children and families; and support and enhance the ability of Michigan’s private, nonprofit agencies to provide human services.
Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, NCFA’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action and collaboration.