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!
Hi! My name is Chara and adoption is a topic that I'm very passionate about. My family has personally been through the journey of adopting which is why I am honored to be working with such an awesome agency! I am thrilled to help complete families the way I was blessed to have another specialist complete mine.
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.
MSW, LISW-S, Poland Consultant/ Social worker
It is a joy to continue working with families and be a part of our Poland team. I have 7 years' experience working as a Clinical Therapist and Social worker. In my life, I have helped many different families reunify, work through challenges, get linkages with community support systems, and learn skills necessary in managing behavioral/emotional health.It is rewarding and exciting to help children find their forever home.
I look forward to helping families complete their adoption journey!
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!
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We are so very grateful EAC for helping us find both of our girls. We chose EAC because we had contacted two friends who had used EAC for their adoptions and both friends told me that they had had positive experiences with EAC. We believe that God had our children waiting for us in Europe and we felt that EAC was the best adoption agency to use for our adoption. We used EAC for our first adoption of Hannah Claire from St. Petersburg, Russia in 2009 and for Ava from Wroclaw, Poland in 2016. We felt like we had an awesome experience for both of our adoptions with EAC. We still keep in contact with both of our translators from Russia and Poland but the coolest thing of all is that EAC Staff found Hannah Claire for us in 2009 and then she found Ava for us in 2015. We love EAC and if anyone needs to contact us, then please feel free to do so!
Chris and Andrea Gray
Karla & Zhou!
Coming up on 1 yr home soon and we are SO glad we said yes to that little girl playing outside because look at her now!!! Forever grateful to you both!!! Older child adoption was definitely our answered prayer and we had no idea going in to it what an amazing part of our lives she would be!
With Love - Rachael Sherman
I adopted my son from this agency, 5 years ago and had a great experience! My son had some issues, so unfortunately even 5 years later I still call for post adoption help and this agency bend over backwards! EAC I thank you from the bottom of my heart ,you are not only professional but extremely knowledgeable. I could not imagine adopting a child from another agency! What really impresses me is the fact that they have a team in every country to help people and nothing is too much trouble, Sometimes I would call 5 times a day and the staff were always so kind!
I adopted my son, Sean, from Russia just before they shut it down in 2012. I thought you might like an updated pic of this handsome little guy! He turned 7 in March and is doing absolutely amazing. We couldn’t be happier and I’ll always be grateful for your help in making this dream come true!
We are thankful for EAC and their focus on personal attention to us and adoption process. We were previously with a large agency and we felt like a number, but when we switched to EAC we were so amazed by their quick response, personal attention, answering our questions, and going the extra mile for us. We are thankful for their advocacy of the orphaned children. We are thankful and grateful for all their help in our adoption process.
Ryan and Nicole Blaszczyk
We worked with EAC from 2013-2015 to bring home our son from Uganda. We had a great experience! Kim and Robin helped us through every step of our “paper pregnancy”, and the in-country staff was kind and hard-working. We are forever grateful for their efforts, and we are so happy to be a family to an awesome little guy who needed one desperately!
Daniel and Emily Chappell
I love our adoption agency! They have been with us every step of the way making all of the mountains of paperwork as easy as possible and quick to answer my endless list of questions. Most of all I love the heart they have for orphans across the world. I would definitely recommend EAC and our home study agency Children of the World to anyone that is interested in adopting.