In order to promote collaboration and networking, members communicate via an internet discussion group that is open to APIAF members only.

Members endeavour to meet in person where possible, at conferences or events of mutual interest.

Members share information on changes in legislation, policies, processes, experience with the practical operation of the Hague Convention as an NGO, experiences in adoption practice, including any experiences of unethical practices, experiences with post adoption support, information on research, conferences, useful literature or professional contacts.

Members discuss and debate issues around adoption, with a focus on practice issues for organisations, in order to promote ethical adoption practices.

The Council provides regional representation for the interests and concerns of the member organisations in our region and on a global scale, providing a non-government perspective to adoption in the region.