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12200 Fairhill Road, Floor A3
Fairhill Partners Collaborative Campus
Cleveland, OH 44120

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We recognize adoption as a complex, lifelong, and intergenerational journey with ongoing impact for all those whose lives are touched by it.

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Upcoming Programs

Until I Find You: Disappeared Children and Coercive Adoptions in Guatemala with Dr. Rachel Nolan

8:00 - 9:00 PM ET | Monday, February 19

Join us for a discussion of the practices of international adoption from Guatemala from the 1960s to when it was closed in 2008. We will discuss children who were forcibly disappeared during a military dictatorship and later placed for international adoption, as well as the privatization of adoptions that led to the formation of profit-oriented adoption networks. While the discussion will focus on Guatemala, we will draw parallels to other Latin American countries of origin for adoptees that have seen similar issues—from Argentina to Haiti to Colombia.

Donor Conceived Advocacy in the U.S. with Tyler Sniff

8:00 - 9:00 PM | Monday, February 26

Tyler Levy Sniff, Vice President of Legal Affairs for U.S. Donor Conceived Council (www.usdcc.org), will discuss the growing movement of U.S. donor conceived people for greater regulation of the fertility industry. As a case study, Tyler will discuss USDCC's work to pass the Colorado Donor Conceived Persons Protection Act, the first law in the United States to ban anonymous gamete "donation" and how adoptee advocates helped USDCC pass the law. Tyler is a late-discovery donor conceived person. He acts as General Counsel for USDCC, ensuring compliance with relevant rules and regulations, and drafting and reviewing legal documents for the organization. He also helps develop legislation proposed by USDCC.

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Our Mission

Adoption Network Cleveland connects and empowers individuals, organizations, and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, providing a source of healing for those in need since 1988.

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On the Blog

Join us in celebrating the invaluable contributions of Black authors, creators, and educators this February—and all year long. In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting profound works covering adoption, foster care, and kinship care by Black researchers and storytellers. If any of these books spark your interest, consider purchasing from a Black-owned bookstore.

We need Lobby Day volunteers! Register by February 15th to join us in making a difference!

“After every Lobby Day, people come back at the end and they are invigorated and excited and say—that was amazing! I’m so glad I did that! I felt like I made a difference!!” our contract lobbyist Aaron Ockerman said. “Any trepidation they had at 9 am is completely gone by 3 pm.”

Together, we have the power to affect policies that impact the lives of our community. Each year, Adoption Network Cleveland volunteers and staff travel in teams to lobby our state representatives and senators, both freshman and veterans alike. We set Wednesday, April 10th as our 2024 Lobby Day! Volunteers will advocate for our public policy agenda, deliver materials, and give attention getting gifts of branded candy.