News Brief: Joint Council Shuts Down

The decline in international adoptions has likely contributed to the closing of the Joint Council for International Children's Services.

A building exterior, representing the now-defunct Joint Council headquarters

On June 30, 2015, the Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS or Joint Council) closed its doors after 40 years in operation. Joint Council started as a membership trade organization for adoption agencies, and went on to provide public education, training for professionals, host an annual conference and medical institute, and advocate for and advise on policy changes. The closure of JCICS follows the continuing sharp decline in intercountry adoption.

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