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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CN Advisory: High Concern

Independent Adoption Center

2300 Clayton Road Suite 1150
Concord, CA 94520
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EIN: 94-2867221

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On February 13, 2017, Nonprofit Quarterly reported on the bankruptcy of Independent Adoption Center in an article titled, "Nonprofit Adoption Agency Shuts Doors without Warning." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on Independent Adoption Center. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the Nonprofit Quarterly article.

  • On April 4, 2017, WSB-TV2 Atlanta published an article titled, "Families face new challenges after adoption center bankruptcy." For more information, please see the WSB-TV2 Atlanta article.

Charity Response

Independent Adoption Center published a statement to its website regarding its bankruptcy and dissolution. It also published a letter to clients of the organization.


The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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

EIN 94-2867221
Name in IRS Master File INDEPENDENT ADOPTION CENTER
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 (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014

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Charity Contact Info

Independent Adoption Center
2300 Clayton Road
Suite 1150
Concord, CA 94520
EIN: 94-2867221

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