Welcome to the Adoption Community of New England

The Adoption Community of New England (ACONE) was founded in 1967 in Massachusetts as the Open Door Society. ACONE has always been committed to the right of every child to a safe and permanent home and to helping all persons touched by adoption to feel empowered. ACONE is not a child placement service rather it educates, supports, and advocates on behalf of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. It assists members through all stages of their adoption-related experience by means of seminars, workshops, support groups, policy statements, legislative advocacy, and other measures. ACONE also works cooperatively with adoption professionals and agencies to accomplish these goals.

If you have been touched by adoption or foster care, or would like to learn more about them, you have come to the right place- ACONE is here to support you!

Go to Events and Programs to learn about what is available for you.

Go to Membership Benefits to learn about the many services available to our members throughout the US and Canada.

Go to Donate Now to learn about ways you can help ACONE including how to make a donation.

Please bookmark this site and check back often. New information continues to be added as the content of this website is updated. 

Exciting Updates to ACONE

Recently ACONE has gone through a major transition- We are extremely pleased to announce that ACONE has become a program of Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps, a Massachusetts non-profit organization established in 1969 to honor the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy. Please explore the website to learn about the organization's many programs and services. http://www.rfkchildren.org


Conference in November 2015

ACONE is thrilled to announce that we will be holding a conference on social media and its impact on the adoption community in November 2015. The conference will be held in Worcester, MA. Please check in for more details as we unveil the topics and presenters as well as registration information. 

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