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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.

Monday, June 6, 2022

8:00-9:00 pm ET

An Agency Transformation:  Bethany Christian Services presented by Donna Nicholson, LPC 

Bethany Christian Services has long been known as the largest adoption agency in the US. Join us at this Monday Evening Speaker Series presentation to learn about their commitment to transformation. They admit: “We must come to grips that we have not been the best at elevating the voice of the Adopted Person. We know better; therefore, we must do better.” Our speaker, Donna Nicholson, will discuss questions such as: What are we changing? Why are we changing? What has prompted this change? What is our position statement? What have been the struggles and triumphs as Bethany pivots?

Together we build community and help create a brighter future.

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.

See how Adoption Network Cleveland changes lives.

  • -Phillip T.
    -Phillip T.

    “Connecting with her birth family, exploring and engaging with other adoptees in the community, and the relationship my wife has with Adoption Network personally have given her more than I can even express and gave us the foundation to continue onward with our own little family.”

On the Blog

Adoption Network Cleveland is grateful to have Ockerman Consulting as one of our Corporate Partners. We would also like to thank Aaron Ockerman and Ockerman Consulting for their continuous support and work as our Public Policy consultant. Together we are creating lasting, significant change for adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and all those we serve by providing them a voice in legislation that impacts their lives and families.

On Wednesday, May 18, Adoption Network Cleveland held its Annual Lobby Day at the Ohio Statehouse. Seven teams of volunteers met with 45 legislators to discuss three priority topics that are part of Adoption Network Cleveland’s Public Policy Agenda this year. Learn more about Lobby Day and the issues on the blog.

May is National Foster Care Month, an opportunity to recognize the incredible strengths and attributes of those who have endured and survived early childhood adversity. We can help current and former foster youth by eliminating stereotypes and elevating the voices of those with lived experience. Individuals may heal from their trauma or remain stuck depending on whether they have individuals around them who either build them up or tear them down.