Adoption Network Cleveland

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Adoption Network Cleveland
Today’s Date: * Thursday, January 27, 2022
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 34-1603766
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1991
Address * 4614 Prospect Ave E #550
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
United States
County * Cuyahoga
Your Name * Bethany Murray
Your Title * Grant and Donor Engagement VISTA
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (216) 482-2319
Executive Director’s Name * Betsie Norris
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? We connect and empower individuals, organizations, and communities impacted by adoption, kinship, and foster care, and we provide a source of healing for those in need.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (5) Education
  • (7) Equality & Social Justice
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Adoption Network Cleveland envisions an inclusive community supporting all people impacted by family separation. Adoption was once seen as a simple legal event, but today the programs and services that Adoption Network Cleveland offers recognize adoption as a complex, lifelong, and intergenerational journey with ongoing issues for all those whose lives are impacted by it. Our core programs all focus on advocacy, education, and support through the following areas.

• Family & Youth: provides guidance, services, and support for prospective and current adoptive, foster, and kinship families to address the unique challenges they face, build resilience, and create lasting permanency for children.

• Adult Adoptees, Birthparents & DNA Discoveries: provides information, support, education, and advocacy for adoptees and birth parents and those facing DNA discoveries, supporting them in their life-long journey to find out who and where they are from, promote healing, define family, and create bonds that will carry them through life.

• Education & Community Outreach: creates a community for professional training, development, and collaboration for those who work with adoptive, foster care, and kinship families; as well as educational opportunities for members of the adoption constellation and the community at large.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since our founding in 1988, volunteers have played a critical role in program development, advocacy, leadership, fundraising, organizational oversight, and direct service. Volunteer opportunities are available depending on age, availability, and time of year.

Volunteer coordinator Julius Jackson
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (216) 482-2314