Adoption Partners

Iowa Association of Adoption Agencies (IAAA)

IAAA is a volunteer association of adoption professionals who are united in our professional and personal dedication to children. Members of IAAA make a commitment to provide the highest quality of service to children and families.

Our members offer various adoption options including Special Needs Adoption, International Adoption, and Domestic Infant Adoption. Please explore our website to learn more about adoption opportunities in Iowa.

Membership in IAAA is strictly voluntary but requires adherence to best professional practices by member agencies and individuals. IAAA is not a licensing or regulatory body. Licensing questions or inquiries should be directed to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

To learn more about IAAA, please visit

IFAPA - A Resource for Iowa’s Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Families

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA) has been a resource to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Iowa. IFAPA is a non-profit organization that empowers, supports and advocates for families. IFAPA provides training, peer support and resources to promote safety, permanency and well-being for Iowa’s children. Membership with IFAPA is free for Iowa's foster, adoptive and kinship families.

Membership Benefits:

  • Free Training Opportunities for IFAPA's Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Parents
  • Free Publications Written for Iowa's Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parents
  • Free or Low-Cost Family Events
  • Low-Cost Annual Spring Conference
  • Free News & Views Newsletter Mailed Bi-Monthly to Parents
  • Free newsletter emailed Monthly to Parent
  • Peer Support for foster parents

To learn more and to sign up for IFAPA membership, please visit

Iowa Foster and Adoption

The Iowa Department of Human Services contracts with Iowa Foster and Adoption to recruit, train, license and support Iowa’s foster and adoptive families. The organization's responsibilities are divided between Four Oaks and Lutheran Services In Iowa, depending on which region of the state you live in.

The organization exists to raise awareness for Iowa children waiting to be adopted from foster care. Photos of Iowa children available for adoption are available on their website.