Independent Adoption Center To Close

Independent Adoption Center

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Independent Adoption Center To Close

31 January 2017 – Concord, CA: The Independent Adoption Center (www.adoptionhelp.org) has announced its closing, effective today January 31, 2017.

“For over 34 years, the Independent Adoption Center has help build families with over 4000 successful adoptions,” said IAC Board President Greg Kuhl. “However, the climate of adoption has changed radically in recent years. Societal changes have created an environment in the United States where there are fewer potential birth parents than at any other point in IAC’s history. Simultaneously, due to changing demographics and the closure of international adoption programs, there are more hopeful adoptive parents seeking to adopt domestically than in any other time in recent history. Because of this, while we have striven to find financial solutions, we have come to the end of a rope and are declaring bankruptcy. The IAC has worked tirelessly to adapt to this changing environment, but the many efforts we implemented were ultimately unsuccessful. We therefore cannot sustain the agency any longer.”

During its three-and-a-half decade history, the IAC was one of the only adoption agencies in the country that never had any exclusionary policies for adoptive parents, including age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, ethnic background, color, or race. As such, it was widely praised and embraced for its inclusive nature.

Kuhl noted that prior to this announcement, all families and birthmothers who were currently working with IAC have been notified and been provided with potential referrals to assist with their adoption journeys.