• Provide abandoned and orphaned children in our global community a brighter future by connecting them to prospective adoptive parent(s) empowered with informational and medical resources. 

  • Educate the general public and policy makers about international adoption by lobbying in Washington, D.C.  Advocating that orphans and prospective adoptive parents' rights and interests are being protected.

  • Promote the "pink and blue" ribbon campaign. 



  • Source doctors and hospitals open to pro bono surgeries

  • Source hotel and airlines at discounted medical rates and fares

  • Grant-writing to foundations covering orphan medical projects

  • Support families exploring international adoption with special needs orphans. Coordinate conference calls with medical professionals so potential adoptive families can better understand relevant medical conditions




IAR creates homework labs in China offering computers, desks and printers. These facilities offer a quiet environment within both private and government welfare centers for orphans to study and learn. These facilities help bridge the “digital divide” so orphans are not further marginalized.





Founder and Executive Director

As an adoptive parent herself, Carol Ann has a wealth of insights and perspective concerning international adoption. After years of people asking her for direction and advice, she founded International Adoption Resources (IAR) in 2002. Carol Ann has over twenty five years professional experience in International Marketing and Sales with top tier media brands (Dow Jones, Time Inc., IDG, and Yahoo!). Carol Ann earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University, a Masters in Education from the State University New York (SUNY), and Doctorates in Education from Nova Southeastern University.


Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer

Hank Bourg has served as Treasurer/CFO for International Adoption Resources from its inception in 2002. He started his career with Ernst & Young in Texas and is now an accomplished finance and accounting professional with over 30 years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.



International Adoption Resources is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


USA Office

120 Telford Way

Boerne, TX 78006

Shanghai Office

34-603, 115 Yinshan Road

Pudong Area, Shanghai, China

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