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Since 1988, Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection has been a membership organization that includes adoptees, birthparents, prospective and current adoptive and foster parents, professionals, and anyone else connected to or with an interest in adoption and foster care issues. Through our members, we can present a united voice in our public policy efforts, create a community where multiple perspectives are shared, and more effectively raise the community's awareness about adoption and how it impacts our community.

We depend on our members to give us feedback and to let us know what additional services they need. Many of our longstanding volunteers and donors started out as members who found ways to become even more connected to the mission of Adoption Network Cleveland. Please consider joining us at the Individual ($40) and Family ($50) level!

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Membership FAQs

What are the benefits of being an Adoption Network Cleveland member?

All membership levels receive: 

  • Connection to a community of caring people who understand and support you in your adoption journey, every step of the way
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter, The Hub, including event information, calendar, stories, photos and information on issues
  • Discounts and advanced notice on programs and events
  • A Voice in Ohio public policy issues affecting adoption and foster care through our political advocacy efforts
  • Borrowing Privileges to our Resource Library of books and movies 
  • Unlimited Attendance at support and discussion meetings including General Meetings and Family Ties Parent & Youth Groups

Are you interested in a Search Membership or our Navigator Membership? These memberships provide:

  • Navigator Membership: This is for prospective adoptive families who are interested in adopting privately. This membership gives you access to our Permanency Navigator who provides support and assistance through the adoption process. If you are interested in adopting from the public child welfare system, you do not need to become a Navigator member. Learn more about the Navigator program and what it offers.
  • Search Membership: This is for adult adoptees, birthparents and their families who are interested in search and reunion. A Search membership gives you access to our knowledge, tools, and support needed to complete a search as well as any assistance needed. We also provide emotional support before, during, and after your search is completed. We strongly encourage all Search members to attend General Discussion Meetings. Learn more about the Search program and what it offers.

Additionally, by becoming a member, your support helps us provide a variety of low cost or no cost programs including:

  • General Discussion Meetings - There are 8 meetings held monthly throughout Ohio in Cuyahoga County (Rocky River and Heights), Lake County (Mentor), Summit County (Cuyahoga Falls), Columbus, Dayton area, Cincinnati area, and virtually
  • Helpline – Phone and email service available from Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Permanency Navigation – A professional with extensive training who helps prospective families navigate the adoption system and other permanency options
  • Birthparent Programming - Regular meetings and a Birthmother's Day Ceremony
  • Programming for Youth in Foster Care - For children and teens waiting in the foster care system
  • Family Assistance & Outings - To connect adoptive, kinship, and foster families with a community of families who understand
  • Public Policy Advocacy - To advocate for ethical practices in adoption and foster care
  • Community Outreach - Community awareness campaigns and a speaker's bureau
  • Adoption Library - Borrow books, videos and articles

Who are the members of Adoption Network Cleveland?

Anyone is welcome as a member of Adoption Network Cleveland and people join the organization for a variety of reasons. 

Adult adoptees and birthparents often join to start a search, or simply to get support and know they are not alone. Prospective adoptive parents and adoptive, kinship, and foster families join to take advantage of our services such as workshops, general meetings, and other programs. Professionals and organizations join to take part in our educational programming and to support our efforts. We also have many members who are not personally touched by adoption and foster care, but recognize the importance of supporting the adoption and foster care community. The majority of our members renew their memberships even long after their own issues are resolved as they enjoy continuing to stay connected while supporting others on their journey.

Membership fees are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. We recognize that not everyone may be able to purchase a membership at one of the set membership levels – sliding-scale or payment plans are available for those needing assistance. We will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay.

For more information on joining Adoption Network Cleveland, please stop by, call or email Evan LaGruth, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, at or (216) 482-2312.

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