Our Mission

AFAAD is a nonprofit organization connecting, supporting, and advocating for the needs of the African Diasporic adoption and foster community on a global level, through community outreach, legislative advocacy, scholarship and social gatherings.

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AFAAD is an international social, community based, research oriented non-profit organization that attends to the specific concerns of adopted and fostered adults and youth across the African diaspora. We are adult adoptees, we are transracial adoptees, we are foster children across the world. We are adopted to London from the US, we are adopted to Sweden from Ghana, we are international and global in every way. We are multi-cultural, multi-racial, same-race – we are the diaspora.

Our mission emerges partially from our commitment to ensure conversations in academia and popular culture around adoption progress in a way that include contributions by, for and about adult adoptees. We support and make visible those who are doing the research, constructing the policies or creating the artwork and films. We place race, culture and connection at the forefront of our transracial, same race adoption and foster care stories.

Our mission also emerges from our beliefs that providing international connections and space to make visible the adoption and foster community that lives inside African diasporic cultures worldwide will give support to those who otherwise are isolated in their experiences. We believe our stories have a powerful message about kinship, family, race and the diversity of global black identities.

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