Who We Are

The American Adoption Congress (AAC) is an International organization devoted to family connections by providing the needed education for all members of the adoption constellation as well as those professionals within:

  • adoption
  • foster care
  • assisted reproduction

By increasing public awareness surrounding adoptive and birth families, and by promoting an
Adoption: No Secrets No Fears campaign, normalizing the reunion and reconnection process for all members of the adoption constellation.

The AAC also is an advocate for legislation on State and Federal levels which will grant all individuals the access to information his or her family or heritage.  Providing statements on: 

  • Abandoned Baby Legislation
  • Assisted Reproduction Rights
  • Search Policy's
  • Access to Records

The AAC has a long history, starting with Penny Callan Partridge the AAC's first President, all the way up through our annual AAC International Conference, and the many awards such as the Emma Mae Vilardi Humanitarian Award given each year at our conference to just one person.  

One AAC board member receives the President's Award.

The AAC supplies a list of State operated Support Groups, has information on International Adoption Groups and Open Adoption as well as Best Practices in Adoption.

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