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Adoption Network Cleveland

Adoption Network Cleveland (ANC) supports anyone touched by adoption – adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, foster youth and alumni, foster parents, and professionals. ANC recognizes adoption as a lifelong journey. ANC connects and empowers individuals, organizations and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, provides healing for those in need.

Executive Director: Betsie Norris

SVP Lead Partner: Jon Adams

Years of Engagement: 2007–2010

SVP Impact

  Unrestricted Grants      $ 60,000  
  Volunteer Hours     420

Capacity Building Areas:

    • Executive Coaching
    • Marketing
    • Program Replication
    • Technology

Adoption Network Cleveland | A Critical Investment

When Social Venture Partners selected Adoption Network Cleveland as an investee in 2007, the organization had just completed a three-year start up period as lead agency for the Adopt Cuyahoga’s Kids Initiative. The Initiative addressed a crisis in the public child welfare system in Cuyahoga County, where there were 1,700 children and youth waiting for adoption in 2002. Read More »