Independent Adoption Center


With 30 years and over 4,000 adoptions, the IAC provides professional counseling and guides you through the process to adopt a baby and build the family you’ve always wanted. The IAC understands the needs of adoptive parents, birthparents, and children alike, providing only the most respectful options for everyone involved.

The IAC has offices throughout the United States, including:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas

The IAC has a long and proud tradition of working with lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families in their quest to adopt, and every year our numbers grow stronger.

The IAC, along with experts in childhood development, agree that a loving and supportive family is the most important ingredient when it comes to good parenting. Research has demonstrated that sexual orientation; gender identity or expression does not affect a person’s ability to parent.



Some of the benefits of choosing the IAC for an LGBT adoption include:

  • We educate birthparents about LGBT parenting whenever possible.
  • We send all LGBT family profiles to birthparents unless they specifically ask us not to.
  • We include LGBT parenting terminology in our Google advertising campaign.
  • We provide lifetime membership to our LGBT online support group.

Request an information packet from the IAC today to learn how they can help you pursue adoption to build your family.


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Statement of Inclusion

The IAC proudly serves all families regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, ethnic background, color, or race.

Contact Info

Phone: (713) 714-1651
Address: 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 1150
Concord, CA 94520

More Info

Category: Adoption
Established: 1982
Service Area: National


"Kurt and I had a very positive experience with the IAC. From our first informational session to our adoption, things have been great. We are looking forward to starting the process again with IAC late next year to continue to grow our family! I would highly recommend them to anyone that is considering open adoption."— Jonathan J

"What on earth would we have done without you? We are so thankful for you." — Cherie V