BBB Charity Review for
New Beginnings Adoption and Family Services

A BBB Accredited Charity since 10/3/2002


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Business Address: 2164 Southridge Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801

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Original Business Start Date: 1/1/1988
Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
Phone Number:
(662) 842-6752
(800) 264-2229
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


The mission of New Beginnings Adoption and Family Services is to promote 'life' and 'new beginnings' for children, birthmothers, and families through parenting education and adoption.


New Beginnings offers free adoption planning to prospective adoptive families
Active International programs: Poland  Partner programs:  Taiwan

Founded in the mid 1988 by Stephen and Evelyn Drury

President (2002-Present), Tom Velie, LMSW, international adoptive father, "Angel of Adoption" (2006, by U.S. Senate)

Hague Accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA)

Licensed for domestic and international adoption by MS Dept of Human Services

Member of the National Council for Adoption, Washington, D.C.

Founding member of the National Christian Adoption Fellowship

501(c)3 non-profit, Registered with the MS Secretary of State, 990 available upon Request



Board Size:19
Paid Staff:2

Fundraising Methods

New Beginnings receives donations from individuals and other business to help support their organization.  They also held their annual GOLF FORE LIFE event to help raise funds.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 12/31/2010:

Total Income $1,099,994.00
Total Expenses $1,042,820.00
Gain/Loss for the Year $57,174.00

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $678,347.00 65.05%
Fund Raising $174,419.00 16.73%
Administrative $190,054.00 18.23%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $537,954.00 48.91%
Program Service Revenue $556,906.00 50.63%
Dividends $3,934.00 0.36%
Rents $1,200.00 0.11%

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This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met. they have an active license.

Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

Advertising Review

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BBB has no information regarding advertising review at this time.

Additional Information

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New Beginnings International Children's and Family Services raises funds through direct mail and internet appeals, printed advertisements and invitations to special events & seminars.

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Report as of: 12/26/2014
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