Adoption and Beyond Inc

Putting the Pieces of Your Adoption Together

Stilwell, KS   |
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Adoption and Beyond Inc

EIN: 75-3159701


Adoption & Beyond is a not-for-profit child placing agency licensed by the states of Kansas and Missouri. Adoption & Beyond assists with domestic, embryo, international and private adoptive services. Adoption & Beyond strives to meet the needs of children, prospective birth parents and prospective adoptive parents by providing quality services for adoption.

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Ruling year info


Executive Director

Steffany Aye

Main address

16236 Metcalf Ave

Stilwell, KS 66085 USA

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Subject area info

Child welfare


Population served info

Children and youth




NTEE code info

Adoption (P31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Adoption is a beautiful thing and helps over 100,000 children find families in the United States every year.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Birth Parent Services

Services provided to prospective birth parents considering adoption for their child are provided free of charge. The services include are counseling, education, living expenses related to the pregnancy, placement services, educational scholarship opportunity and post-placement support. In the event the birth parent chooses to parent follow-up services and referrals are provided.

Population(s) Served

We provide free consultations to prospective adoptive families to discuss the six different avenues of adoption in order to help a prospective adoptive family determine the right path to pursue for their family.

Population(s) Served

The first step in the adoption journey for a prospective adoptive family is an adoptive home study, the adoptive home study is an assessment process to determine whether a family has the ability to care for a child in safe nurturing and healthy environment. In addition, it is an education tool used by Adoption & Beyond to prepare an adoptive family to adopt a child.

Population(s) Served

Upon placement of a child with an adoptive family post-adoption/post-placement visits occur to ensure healthy adjustments for everyone. The reports are submitted to the court or country where the adoption occurred.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Adoption & Beyond's Domestic Adoption Program helps build families through adoption. Prospective adoptive families work with our agency to be matched with a local expectant parent to whom Adoption & Beyond is providing adoption support and education. The program allows birth parents to find the adoptive family they feel is best for their child.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Council for Adoption 2023

Metropolitian Adoption Council 2023

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Adoption & Beyond is committed to finding nurturing, permanent families for children by functioning as a licensed non-profit child placing agency. Adoption & Beyond is built upon a respect for life and family development. These principles are the foundation of our various adoption services.

TO PROVIDE education, support and quality services for people seeking to build their families through adoption and to assist in gathering and preparing the social background documents needed in the process.\n\nTO ASSIST women and men in looking at all life giving options for their child and by providing for their emotional needs as they prepare and participate in an adoption plan.\n\nTO SPONSOR workshops in order to educate the public regarding the positive aspects of adoption by presenting information on various adoption topics.

Adoption & Beyond, Inc. we established in 1998, so we have been around for many years serving families. We are a fully licensed non-profit child placement agency in the states of Kansas and Missouri. In addition, we have the prestigious accreditation of being Hague Accredited. This accreditation allows us to work with families wishing to pursue an international adoption and it confirms we provide ethical adoptions with the best interest of children at the heart of every service we provide.

We became a fully licensed adoption agency in the states of Kansas and Missouri in 1998. We became Hague Accredited in 2012 and have successfully completed the 4 year re-accreditation process in 2016 and again in 2020. We have successfully worked with thousands of birth parents, adoptive families and their children. We have successfully networked with other ethical adoption providers and most recently developed our birth parent educational scholarship fund. Adoption & Beyond, Inc.'s commitment to ethical adoption practices and continued education and support of all individuals impacted by adoption is on going.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Adoption and Beyond Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.42 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Adoption and Beyond Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Adoption and Beyond Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Adoption and Beyond Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Adoption and Beyond Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$46,332 -$62,863 -$25,377 $679 $36,376
As % of expenses -13.5% -18.4% -8.8% 0.2% 12.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$46,395 -$63,919 -$26,433 -$377 $35,320
As % of expenses -13.5% -18.7% -9.1% -0.1% 12.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $298,771 $287,846 $262,337 $288,412 $294,478
Total revenue, % change over prior year -29.3% -3.7% -8.9% 9.9% 2.1%
Program services revenue 99.4% 99.1% 99.0% 73.8% 95.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Government grants 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 10.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.7% 3.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $344,195 $340,778 $288,914 $287,572 $294,145
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.0% -1.0% -15.2% -0.5% 2.3%
Personnel 40.8% 44.6% 43.9% 41.6% 36.6%
Professional fees 8.8% 12.7% 6.4% 7.3% 6.1%
Occupancy 5.2% 5.1% 6.1% 6.0% 6.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
All other expenses 45.1% 37.6% 43.3% 44.8% 50.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $344,258 $341,834 $289,970 $288,628 $295,201
One month of savings $28,683 $28,398 $24,076 $23,964 $24,512
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $5,278 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $378,219 $370,232 $314,046 $312,592 $319,713

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.8 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.9
Months of cash and investments 10.8 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.8 6.7 6.8 6.9 8.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $310,008 $246,574 $213,613 $209,735 $219,374
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $208 $512 $2,623 $5,404 $46,753
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,278 $5,278 $5,278 $5,278 $5,278
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 1.2% 21.2% 41.2% 61.2% 81.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 18.2% 18.7% 18.9% 19.2% 21.1%
Unrestricted net assets $258,154 $194,235 $167,802 $167,425 $202,745
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $10,000 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000
Total net assets $258,154 $204,235 $177,802 $175,425 $210,745

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Steffany Aye

I have been a part of the adoption field since 1993 and found it to be very rewarding. I was introduced to the field of adoption in college while obtaining my first master’s degree in Family Life Education and Consultation. I had always had an interest in unplanned pregnancy and infertility, but it was not until this point that I began to see how it all fit together.\n\nWhile obtaining my second master’s degree in Social Work, I had the opportunity to so explore other Social Work fields. Although I thoroughly enjoyed learning about these other fields; I knew that my heart’s desire was to be involved in adoption. \n\nSince 1998, Adoption & Beyond has grown from a small, home-based agency to an agency with several workers covering two states. I am so thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of wonderful birth parents, adoptive families and their children. In addition, I am the proud mother of five children, one having joined our family through adoption.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Adoption and Beyond Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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Adoption and Beyond Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Jeff Bottenberg

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/2/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/02/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.