About American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
The Cleft Palate Foundation was founded by its parent organization, the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, as the public service arm of this professional organization. The purpose of the foundation is to educate and assist the public concerning cleft lip, cleft palate, and other related craniofacial anomalies. The foundation also seeks to encourage medical research in the field of craniofacial anomalies. It operates the CLEFTLINE, a toll-free service that provides information and referrals for parents with newborns who have cleft lip and/or cleft palate and for others affected by these abnormalities. The foundation also offers free brochures and fact sheets on various aspects of these birth defects.