Bay Area Adoption Services (BAAS) is a parent-led, non-profit, international adoption agency. Our mission is to find and support loving, able parents for orphaned, abandoned or relinquished children. The child’s welfare is our primary concern.
WHAT IS BAAS?
BAAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 with a commitment to connect children and families worldwide. In the last 20 years, BAAS has welcomed children from over 50 countries to the US and enjoys a strong reputation within the global adoption community. BAAS has active relationships in many countries including China, Colombia, India, Russia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines. We have life-long ties to the countries where the children were born and are committed to helping the children and communities there.
We support families seeking to adopt by providing excellent support during and after adoption. The needs and well-being of the adopted child are our priority. BAAS strives to educate parents through the whole adoption process and you will have full access to all of BAAS’ staff. Our intent is for you to have a practical and realistic experience leading to a positive end result.
- We believe in the right of every child to a permanent, loving family.
- We believe that adoption is a permanent commitment between the family and the child.
- We believe that every family is unique.
- We believe in meeting both the child’s needs and the adoptive family’s needs throughout the adoption process.
- We believe that the adoptive family has both the right and the duty to be actively involved in every step of the adoption process, and to participate fully in all decisions during this process.
- We respect the insights and experiences of veteran adoptive parents.
- We believe in the importance of contact and shared experiences among adoptive parents. We believe in the purpose of adoptive parent support groups.
- We believe that staff and adoptive parents can work together to prepare new families and offer help and support during the post-placement adjustment period.