Welcome to the American Adoption Congress


  • Call for proposals for the AAC 2016 Annual International Conference!
 The American Adoption Congress is currently accepting proposals for our 2016 Annual International Conference to be held in Denver, CO., March 30th until April 2nd 2016. In keeping within the spirit of our upcoming conference title and theme, Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in Adoption, we are particularly interested in workshops that highlight innovation, solidarity, advancement and places for improvement within adoption in areas such as research, practice, advocacy, as well as lived experiences. The deadline to submit a proposal is August 15th, 2015. Click here to learn about the full proposal guidelines and to submit a topic for consideration! http://tinyurl.com/AACProposals
  • Calling all artists! AAC logo contest for our 2016 Annual International Conference.

AAC is continuing our popular tradition of holding a contest to submit a logo for our 2016 Annual International Conference. The conference theme this year is Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in Adoption. The winner will receive free conference registration for AAC's 2016 Conference in Denver, which is transferrable to another attendee if the winner is unable to attend. We encourage the winner to consider submitting the logo artwork as a raffle prize at the conference. The donations from the raffle will be used to assist in AAC’s legislative advocacy. The AAC will use the logo in conference related publications as well as on products in the AAC Café Press store. So put your creative caps on everyone! The deadline to submit artwork is August 15th, 2015. Work can be submitted to Desiree Jacob aaccommunicationschair@gmail.com. Submission must be in a PDF or word file. 

Save the Date!!

The 37th Annual AAC International Conference will be in Denver, CO,
from March 30th - April 2nd, 2016

See Upcoming Conferences and other Events below

Listen to AAC's MI State Rep - Tina Caudill Confidential Intermediaries discuss connecting adoptees with birth parents

Check out the current DECREE

Join Us

The AAC is a community of adopted adults, parents by birth and adoption,their families and adoption professionals.  We value our members, donors, and volunteers.  Join us and together we will turn our common vision into a shared reality.

 from Jean A. S. Strauss 

Check out this powerful short video by Jean Strauss documenting First/Birth Mother's experiences and feelings surrounding adoption. Many groups opposed to access legislation argue that First/Birth mothers were promised life long anonymity. The evidence though suggests quite the opposite. The stories shared here support the real sentiments of the vast majority of First/Birth mothers throughout the country. Listen to four mothers speak about their experiences and feelings, which highlight the powerful and excruciating experience they each survived. 
For adoptees, and their families by birth and adoption, adoption is a life-long journey that revolves around identity, family, and community.  Adoption is complex.

"What Not to Say to an Adoptee - Part 2"

Other Videos, Films & Music

Searching, finding, reuniting, reconnecting: these are all life-changing decisions.  No one understands the emotions involved like those who have gone through it.
Upcoming Conferences & Other Events

Save the Date!!

The 37th Annual AAC International Conference will be in Denver, CO, from March 30th until April 2nd, 2016. Call for proposals will begin after June 25, 2015. Details will be posted on our website when available so keep checking back.