Opt Institute is a non-profit research foundation and think tank dedicated to improving access to and support for domestic infant adoption.

Research Projects

Adoption and Its Competitors by Dr. George Barna
Coming Soon

This research was commissioned by The Opt Institute to better understand perceptions and expectations related to adoption in the United States.

"There’s Always Adoption": How Americans Perceive Adoptions in the U.S. Today by Dr. Tricia Bruce
Coming Soon

This research was commissioned by The Opt Institute to understand the perception of adoption among Americans.

Adoption: By the Numbers from NCFA
Coming Soon

The Opt Institute financed NCFA to update private infant adoption counts for 2019 & 2020. There had not been a count done since 2014 and the Federal Government quit counting in 1975.



Opt Institute partners with organizations dedicated to leading best-in-class research focused on adoption advocacy.


Upcoming Events

April 29, 2022

Washington, D.C.

Safe at Home: A Ball at Nationals Park

Opt Institute is thrilled to sponsor this special evening at the home of the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals! The evening will kick off with an exciting live program in box seats on the Nationals Club terrace, with special featured guest Hoda Kotb and other champions for adoption sharing their stories.