Interpedia was founded in May 1974 (registered in 1976) by parents who had adopted children from another country or who were about to do so. Today Interpedia is a recognized NGO working in intercountry adoptions and development cooperation. Interpedia’s work is based on the UN Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Through intercountry adoptions, Interpedia helps to find new families in Finland for children who cannot be placed in adoption in their native country. Interpedia is a member of EurAdopt and Nordic Adoption Council. International adoption work is based on the Hague Convention on protection of children and co-operation in respect of intercountry adoption, and the ethical rules of EurAdopt and the Nordic Adoption Council.
Through development co-operation and sponsorship programs, Interpedia aims at enhancing the right to education, protection and an adequate standard of living for children in seven partner countries. Interpedia’s development co-operation work consists of development cooperation projects funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and sponsorship programmes financed through donations, as well as global education in schools in Finland.