National Youth Advocate Program, Inc. is a private non-profit agency working
in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois, Florida and South Carolina. NYAP's ACTION Adoption operates
in Dayton, Ohio. The program was founded and operated by adoptive mothers/licensed social workers.
We invite you to stop by our office or call us at
your convenience so that we may assist you in finding the children you were meant to have…Families are always welcome
at our Adoptive Parent Support Group which meets every Friday night at 7:00 pm.
History of ACTION
ADOPTING CHILDREN TODAY - INFORMATION/OPTION
NETWORK, better known as ACTION, Inc., began in 1994 as an adoptive parent support group. Several of the
adoptive mothers who began ACTION were also social workers, and they began to dream of ACTION
growing into a full service adoption agency. In 1997, three of the mother/social workers, Patricia A. Hill, Sheila Jenkins
and Linda McCallister, began the licensing process to open an adoption agency. When their license was granted by the State
of Ohio in February of 1998, they had a list of families ready to begin the adoption process. In June of 2015, ACTION
became the adoption arm of National Youth Advocate Program and continues to provide pre- and post-adoptive services to families
as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
NYAP's ACTION Adoption's Mission
ACTION Adoption we believe that all children have the right to a loving, caring and supportive family to aid in their
growth as moral, functional members of society. Our commitment is to aggressively recruit families for waiting children across
the United States in order to create Forever Families. NYAP's ACTION Adoption does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,
or gender expression. There are times when birth parents, because of their life circumstances, feel that it is in the
best interest of their child to be placed in an adoptive home. Our agency supports this choice, and we offer support and professional
assistance in helping those parents design an adoptive plan for their infant. We believe in educating prospective and adoptive families as well
as the community on adoption.