I became active in the adoption process after my daughter, Alicia, died at six weeks of age from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It was from this tragedy that my vision of helping orphaned children from around the world evolved. My passport, which is like a book, is evidence to the many trips I have made around the world to ensure each and every family’s dream of adoption becomes a reality.
It was in 1991 when I started the agency from my house in North Royalton, Ohio. The first person I interviewed wasn’t sure if she wanted to work for such a small company. Since that time my staff and I have completed adoptions from 15 countries and five continents. Today, I am proud of the EAC team members who have assisted families in completing over 8,000 adoptions. Currently, we offer adoption programs in Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Honduras, India, Panama, Poland, Tanzania, Ukraine, and Uganda.
Please think of our agency as a resource, a place where you can make your dream of adoption a reality. The EAC staff understands the emotional journey of adoption and is committed to providing everyone with individual attention in the complex international adoption process. Children around the world are waiting for a family to call their own. Adopting one child will not change the world, but the world will change for that one child!
Before joining the EAC team, I was a stay at home mom, Which I thought was the best job ever! Now I know that I have been blessed with the two best jobs in the world! Working at EAC has been one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life! I work every day to help add children to loving families! I have been with EAC for 11 years and cannot wait for the next 11 to go by. Every child that gets a loving home makes me smile and brings joy to their new forever family!
Call today so I can help you start your journey!
Pre-Adoption Education Specialist
I have been a Pre-Adoption Education Consultant with EAC since 2005. I have enjoyed helping families in their decision of whether International Adoption is the right path for them and which country is the best option of finding their children. It is so rewarding to meet the families and their children once they have completed their adoption. It has been exciting to see all the changes over the past several years of adding new programs and finding orphans their forever homes.
In 2003 I started working with EAC's China program. I've been advocating for China waiting children and matching families with special needs referrals since China's central adoption authority created the online waiting child data base. As my children have grown so have my responsibilities at EAC which include the Bulgaria and India programs. I've met with various central authority directors, toured orphanages, and seen first hand the dedication of orphanage directors and caregivers. I'm blessed to have assisted hundreds of families with their adoption journey.
I have nine years of adoption experience, initially working in the Russia adoption program. I joined the Africa adoption team in 2013 and have quickly learned about the African culture. I re-joined the Haiti program in 2015 and am looking forward to helping families bring home children from Haiti. I very much enjoy what I do and feel blessed to have a role in helping families adopt!
Bi-Lingual Adoption Consultant
I have twelve years of adoption experience with EAC, starting in the Guatemala program and later worked Kazakhstan. I have traveled extensively in Central America and currently work in the Honduras and Panama program. Nothing is more fulfilling than bringing families together and I hope to continue doing so for years to come.
Hi my name is Debra Parris. I have been involved in adoption for 24 years. I have five children, three of who are adopted. I have extensive international travel experience and was instrumental in the opening of EAC’s African and Haiti adoption programs. I chose to work with the passionate, experienced EAC staff who believes every child deserves a permanent home. Helping to create forever families is a wonderful job!
Choosing EAC was truly a blessing in its self. EAC’s China Department is made up of 3 very loving, very dedicated people who love what they do. They have dedicated their lives to children. Professional at all times, yet you can see the personal joy they get finding families for the waiting children.
We can’t thank you enough for bringing our family together!
We were thrilled to tell our experience with EAC and how y’all have blessed our lives with 3 great kids.
Your hard work has greatly blessed our lives. Thank you for all you do. I am a happy Mama!
Thank you for finding our daughter! There aren’t enough words in the world to tell you how grateful we are.. It’s been a long road, and you have been with us every step of the way.
Debra and especially Robin, Every Step of our adoption has been so easy to navigate thanks to the non stop hard work that you ladies give. Words can not express the gratitude we feel for you during this exciting and uncharted time in our life. You all have it under control with everything from personally answering phone calls, at all hours of the day, to waking up to find a replay in the my inbox from a question sent at midnight the night before. We don’t know how you do it but we are ever grateful that we picked EAC. You are understanding, empathic, and above all, REAL. I can’t wait to meet our baby in the next few months, thanks your your knowledge and guiding hand. If the lord calls us to adopt again, we will skip step one which is “researching and finding an agency” and we will just call Robin!
EAC is wonderful! being single and under 30, many agencies told me no. EAC said yes and I am now a mommy to an amazing little boy from Russia. EAC was amazing throughout my entire journey. In Russia, the EAC team took amazing care of me. I traveled alone, but someone was with me at all times and I felt very safe.
Nadia is every bit my daughter, and yet… fiercely herself! She is the love and joy of my life. My world is never going to be dull because of her, and I am thankful for that every single day. We love each other very much, and it grows stronger everyday.
The adoption process can be hard for all doing it, and when you are single at times tougher. I found that the EAC staff understood my needs and were extremely helpful both in the pre, in county and post adoption process. Special care was given to answer my hundreds of questions of what I could expect. I am thankful every day to all the advice and attention that I was given to ensure we had a smooth adoption.
I knew I wanted a sibling for my son Ian, and pregnancy wasn’t a safe option for me. I began the adoption process when Ian was 1 years old. A year later, I brought home my son Ryan from Russia. I loved the entire process of adoption so much that I knew I was going to adopt again. I chose Guatemala and brought home my beautiful daughter Roan. My family is now complete, we are blessed and having the time of our lives.