Latin America Parents Association
National Capital Region


Welcome to the LAPA-NCR website, Latin America Parents Association of the National Capital Region.  LAPA-NCR includes families in the Washington, D.C. area who have adopted children from Latin America or U.S.-born children of Latin American descent as well as prospective parents seeking to adopt children of Latino heritage.

We offer a variety of social activities and informational  programs for adoptive and prospective adoptive families. If you're seeking adoption information or support try our LAPA line. You can either email us or call (301) 431-3407 and leave a message. (Long distance calls will be returned collect).



LAPA-NCR 2010 Spring Fling Weekend
March 19-21, 2010
Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, Gettysburg, PA
More information available in January 2010.


LAPA-NCR Needs Your Help!

Will you be traveling to Latin America in the coming months? Our Director of International Relief has a basement full of boxes of shoes and clothing to be donated to organizations in several Latin American countries. If you would be willing to carry a box or two with you please contact


The fabulous recipes from this year's Mis Amigos Culture Camp are now available in our new recipe section. Enjoy!

How Adoption Changed My Life

Read Ariana's story

LAPA-NCR Playgroups

Are you looking for a LAPA play group?
Want to start one in your area? Click here for info.