1968

Establishment of CIAI Centro Italiano per l’Adozione Internazionale (Italian Center for Inter-Country Adoptions)

1970

CIAI is one of the founders of the Indian Association for the Promotion of Adoption

1971

CIAI organises the 1st World Conference “Adoption and Family Foster Care”

1975
CIAI starts its first solidarity project: a medical centre to assist birth and gestation for women with problems in Ullal (India)

1979
For the International Year of the Children, CIAI organises the National Meeting on Inter-Country Adoption in Milan

1982
CIAI is acknowledged as a Non Profit Organisation

1986
CIAI is authorized to carry out international adoptions in 14 Countries
CIAI organises the conference “Children sponsorship – A bridge between two cultures”

1990
CIAI organises the 2nd World Conference on Inter-country Adoption in Milan

1991
CIAI, together with other European Associations involved in Inter- Country Adoptions, founds Euradopt

1992

CIAI represents Euradopt during the meetings in The Hague, where the “Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of the Inter-Country Adoption” was issued

1998
CIAI changes its name to the Italian Association for Aid to Children

2000.

CIAI is acknowledged as a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2002
CIAI opens a centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2004
CIAI opens a centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
CIAI opens a centre in Hanoi, Vietnam

CIAI and eight other authorised organizations form the coordination “Oltre l’adozione” “Beyond Adoption”.

2005
CIAI is the first Italian NGO that submits, with positive results, its social report for verification to the external certification company – SGS Italia

2006
CIAI is among the first five organizations to be able to confer upon itself the symbol of IID, Italian Institute of Donation , for correctness and transparency in fund management.

2007

Together with two other associations CIAI founds CORESAD , a committee for the regulation of sponsorship programmes.

2008
CIAI is one of the two associations in Italy authorized to intercountry adoption in China

2009
CIAI opens a center in Abijan, Ivory Coast