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Accreditations and Affiliations

We treat everyone with the understanding, kindness, and respect that we believe all humans deserve. This is the compass that guides us in our work, putting human dignity and ethical practices at the forefront of everything we do for children, families, and their communities so they can genuinely feel that they are not alone on this journey. We're proud to share the following accreditations and affiliations with you.

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Accreditations

All Children - All Families Program

All Children - All Families Program

The work of All Children – All Families is woven into the culture of all we do at Paths for Families. We want every child and family to know that they will be working with a team who is dedicated to making sure they feel honored, accepted, and understood.

All Children - All Families Program

All Children - All Families Program

We're proud to have been recognized at the highest level, Innovator, of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s All Children – All Families Project from 2019-2023.

GuideStar

GuideStar

The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information.

IAAME

IAAME

Paths for Families is accredited by IAAME, which ensures that intercountry adoptions are conducted in a non-exploitive, transparent, and ethical manner and conform with existing regulations, statutes, and requirements in the best interests of children and families.

Spur Local

Spur Local

Spur Local (formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy) provides the most trusted guide to giving in Greater Washington (DC, MD, VA). We're honored to be recognized as part of their esteemed list.

Affiliations

AdoptMatch

AdoptMatch

We are an AdoptMatch Approved Partner! AdoptMatch is part of Ethical Family Building, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting ethical stands in domestic adoption. AdoptMatch educates expectant mothers about adoption and connects them to a community of licensed, ethical, and compassionate adoption providers and their waiting adoptive families.

The American Adoption Congress

The American Adoption Congress

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 and professionals. They also serve as advocates for legislation on State and Federal levels which will grant all individuals the access to information about his or her family or heritage.

ATTACh

ATTACh

ATTACh is an international coalition dedicated to promoting awareness of trauma and attachment disorders in children and teens, and empowering caregivers and professionals to help them heal.

Baltimore Doula Project

Baltimore Doula Project

We're proud to partner with the Baltimore Doula Project, is a volunteer-run organization addressing gaps in pregnancy and postpartum support networks by providing accessible, trauma-informed doula services to pregnant and parenting individuals in the Baltimore area.

Families Rising

Families Rising

Through advocacy, adoption support, leadership development, and education, Families Rising (formerly NACAC, North American Council on Adoptable Children) works to ensure all children in foster care have permanent, loving families and adoptive families have the support they need.

IDEAS Generation

IDEAS Generation

For the past year, Paths for Families has partnered with IDEAS Generation, a global community of emerging leaders advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Social justice (IDEAS) to create thriving communities and organizations.

Leadership Greater Washington

Leadership Greater Washington

Leadership Greater Washington brings leaders together to make positive community impact in the Washington Metropolitan region.

Maryland Nonprofits

Maryland Nonprofits

For 30 years, Maryland Nonprofits has worked to promote a thriving and effective nonprofit sector in Maryland.

National Adoption Association

National Adoption Association

National Adoption Association (NAA) provides valuable continuing education and credentialing services to more than 500 adoption workers at public and private child welfare agencies each year to advance best practices in adoption from foster care.

National Council For Adoption

National Council For Adoption

National Council For Adoption meets the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.

United Way

United Way

United Way connects partners, donors, volunteers, and community leaders to tackle the root causes of the world’s most complex challenges while making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people. Paths for Families’ United Way code is 8369.

Voice for Adoption

Voice for Adoption

Voice for Adoption advocates, educates, and collaborates to advance federal policies that promote and sustain permanence for children and youth in foster care.