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 is a member of EurAdopt and Nordic Adoption Council.
Interpedia’s work is based on the UN Declaration and Convention on Children’s Rights and 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.
Interpedia aims to help children in their own country through development cooperation, with special projects funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and sponsorship programmes. Through intercountry adoption Interpedia helps to find new families in Finland for children who cannot be placed in adoption in their native country.