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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Adoption Exchange

Connecting children and families since 1983

three stars

84.72

14232 East Evans Avenue Aurora, CO 80014
tel: (800) 451-5246   Web Site
EIN: 84-0793576

Board Leadership
Jamie Moyer
Chair

CEO
Lauren Arnold
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.72 three stars
  Financial 78.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Adoption Exchange is a child welfare organization founded in 1983 to work for safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. Initially an exchange point for caseworkers to discuss placement of children with families seeking to adopt in the Rocky Mountain region, the organization has grown considerably over the years. Today, The Adoption Exchange works to create a world where every waiting child finds a permanent family. Through rigorous collaboration with state, federal and other relevant agencies, The Adoption Exchange focuses on innovative child-specific strategies that provide vibrant pre- and post-adoption services that speed waiting children to caring and loving relationships that last. Since its inception, the agency has connected over 8,000 waiting children with loving adoptive homes. Headquartered in Colorado, The Adoption Exchange offices operate in Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming are also participating member states.

The Adoption Exchange is a child welfare organization founded in 1983 to work for safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. Initially an exchange point for caseworkers to discuss placement of children with families seeking to adopt in the Rocky Mountain region, the organization has grown considerably over the years. Today, The Adoption Exchange works to create a world where every waiting child finds a permanent family. Through rigorous collaboration with state, federal and other relevant agencies, The Adoption Exchange focuses on innovative child-specific strategies that provide vibrant pre- and post-adoption services that speed waiting children to caring and loving relationships that last. Since its inception, the agency has connected over 8,000 waiting children with loving adoptive homes. Headquartered in Colorado, The Adoption Exchange offices operate in Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming are also participating member states.

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Financial

two stars

78.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth -3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Adoption Exchange on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Adoption Exchange on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Adoption Exchange (CO) 84.72 three stars
Smoky Mountain Children's Home (TN) 87.30 three stars
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana (TX) 95.17 four stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 90.57 four stars
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (MO) 92.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,361,171
   Federated Campaigns $16,647
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $971,652
   Related Organizations $65,000
   Government Grants $1,962,352
Total Contributions $4,376,822
   Program Service Revenue $89,238
Total Primary Revenue $4,466,060
   Other Revenue $-135,206
TOTAL REVENUE $4,330,854
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,198,901
   Administrative Expenses $537,871
   Fundraising Expenses $493,326
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,230,098
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,756
   
Net Assets $1,449,329

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Child Centric Recruitment Activities $1,081,337 33.8%
Intensive Recruitment Services $639,753 20.0%
Mentoring Program $161,643 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 84.72 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 83.76 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.77 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.84 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.50 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.09 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 74.07 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.91 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 64.75 one star
2009-06 08/01/2010 70.10 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 88.04 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 87.91 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 87.73 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 88.39 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-0793576
Name in IRS Master File THE ADOPTION EXCHANGE
NTEE Code P31
NTEE Classification Adoption
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (569) Referral service (social agencies)
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,639 3.18% Lauren Arnold Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Adoption Exchange (CO) 84.72 three stars
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers (ME) 92.00 four stars
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana (TX) 95.17 four stars
Hope Cottage (TX) 91.58 four stars
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 90.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Adoption Exchange
14232 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
tel: (800) 451-5246
EIN: 84-0793576

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Board Leadership

Jamie Moyer
Chair

CEO

Lauren Arnold
Executive Director

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