The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) has created this nationwide national
clearinghouse to register prospective placing parents.
The Adoption Information Clearinghouse (AIC)
will certify, based on the information
contained in its database, that the prospective placing parent has not sought financial assistance from other
participating sources and/or that the prospective placing parent has not committed to any other adoptive family
for the same placement.
How the AIC Works:
The AIC concept differs
significantly from other attempts to identify
adoption fraud in that it generates an AIC
Clearance Number (CN) for each prospective placing parent,
instead of creating and circulating a list of “fraud”
suspects. By requiring an AIC
Clearance Number prior to the payment of adoption
related expenses, or prior to moving forward with
the adoptive placement, participants can identify
potential adoption fraud before prospective
adoptive parents incur a financial loss or invest
significant time, effort and resources.
The AIC's Goal:
The goal of the AIC is to
allow all parties to a prospective adoptive
placement to be more confident in the payment
of expenses for a prospective placing parent and in
moving forward with an adoptive placement
with greater assurance that the prospective placing parent
is genuine in her placement plans.