A.D.O.P.T. (Adoption Development Outreach & Planning Team) is a child advocacy group which promotes the collaboration of adoption advocates and professionals from private and public agencies towards the goal of ensuring permanency for youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia


A.D.O.P.T. (Adoption Development Outreach & Planning Team) strives to increase access to and awareness of adoption resources through training, networking, legislative advocacy & recruitment efforts.


ADOPT was born in February of 1972 as a result of the efforts of a relatively small group of child placement workers representing inter-agency adoption committees in several areas of the state and state Department of Welfare adoption staff and specialists. The group's goal was to coordinate efforts to broaden adoption opportunities for Virginia's "waiting" children.

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