About us

Adoptionscentrum was founded in 1969. We are an experienced non-governmental, non-profit, member-based organisation that has three main areas of activity: adoption mediation, international development cooperation and member services.

Since the beginning, Adoptionscentrum has been one of the leading organisations in developing guidelines and ethical rules for intercountry adoption. We are one of the initiators of NAC, Nordic Adoption Council, and Euradopt, a member association for European adoption organisations, which today serve as platforms for this work. One of Adoptionscentrum’s former directors is today chairperson of Euradopt.

By arranging workshops, conferences and seminars where relevant and important topics are being discussed, we have contributed to and continuously encourage network building between stakeholders from different organisations and countries.

Adoptionscentrum has also participated in different working groups of the Hague convention and the Special Commission for the production of “Guide to Good Practice” for the implementation and execution of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention.

In our work all over the world, we endeavour to implement these standards as a condition for cooperation, and thus guarantee a secure, effective and ethically correct adoption process in collaboration with the prospective parents and the organisations and authorities in the child’s country of origin.  

Since the foundation of the organisation, 25,000 children from over 60 countries have acquired a new family in Sweden through us. This makes us the largest and most experienced adoption organisation in Sweden, and one of the largest and most experienced organisations in the entire world. We are currently collaborating with authorities and NGOs in more than 15 countries.

Adoptionscentrum is not only an organisation, it is also a family association established to meet the interests of the adoptive families and the adoptees. The organisation has about 3,800 member families in Sweden.

We have 19 regional branches spread throughout the country, where member families can engage in lectures, courses and gatherings on a voluntary basis. Thanks to the regional branches, networks are created across Sweden, which serve as a considerable source of support for many members of the organisation.