Parenting Adopted Children
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Adoption: A Family Choice
This is a wonderful site created by an adoptive mom (a mom of 28 kids, I have to add!!!) that features lots of resources for adoption, special needs, parenting and more.
adoption: a gathering
adoption: a gathering is a space where our conversation can grow and deepen. It's also a space where we, the adoption community, can create new ways to think about adoption, to talk about adoption, and to define adoption. This is the place for breaking down barriers within ourselves and within our community.
Adoption Community of New England, Inc.
This non-profit organization offers events and programs throughout the
year for all those touched by adoption, including an annual conference
that takes place in Massachusetts every spring. ACONE can also refer
you to adoption agencies in Massachusetts that can help you begin the
The Adoption Web Ring
This is a collection of blogs, chat groups, support groups and more for all members of the adoption triad.
The Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
This site was created in 1997 to serve the growing population of Adoptive Parents who were interested in Adoptive Breastfeeding. Today that population is booming due to the information that has been shared on this site!
Many professionals, such as LLL Leaders, Lactation Consultants, Doctors,
Physician Assistants, and Nurses have benefited from this site. As it
provides a resource with which to educate their clients. This site provides a supportive community where members share their experiences. People ARE seeing patterns emerging. This is facilitating successful adoptive nursing experiences.
Adoptive Families Association of BC (British Columbia)
Adoptive Family Travel/The Ties Program
Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle
Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle
was formed by several families built through adoption
who recognized a need for more support and unity
through the adoption process and beyond.
The Adoptive Parents Committee
The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care. APC, the oldest adoptive parent group in North America, was formed in 1955 by a small group of people who shared their adoptive experiences. Today, there are more than 1,500 member families who belong to one of APC's four chapters: Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and the Connecticut/Hudson Region. Some of our members are from Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states throughout the country.
Post placement services including parent-child groups for families with children from newborn to 3. Workshops for parents of children from 3-8 to discuss child behavior, parenting and adoption issues. Consultation and counseling for adoptive families re: attachment, child development and behavior and impact of adoption on the family. Help for families adopting children after early infancy, and/or having lived in orphanages, other countries, or foster care.
The Center for Adoption Education and Support (C.A.S.E.)
C.A.S.E. was created in May 1998 to provide post-adoption counseling and educational services to families, educators, child welfare staff, and mental health providers in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. In addition, C.A.S.E. is a national resource for families and professionals through its training, publications, and consultations.
Center for Adoption Medicine
This site is wonderful resource for medical and developmental issues in adoption and pediatrics offered by The Center for Adoption Medicine at the University of Washington. The site is full of information on a variety of issues and physicians Dr. Julia Bledsoe and Dr. Julian Davies provide pre-adoption consultations by telephone for families adopting from abroad or domestically.
Center for Adoption Policy
The Center for Adoption Policy (CAP) is a New York based 501(c)3 organization. Its mission is to provide research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and inter-country adoption. The site includes daily adoption news headlines.
Child Adoption Matters
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.
The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Inc.
The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Inc. is a non profit organization that is committed to strengthening Foster and Adoptive Families through support, training and advocacy with the aim of nurturing child safety, well being and stability in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community.
Eastern European Adoption Coalition
The EEAC serves the needs of families adopting children from Eastern Europe by offering, free of charge: (1) A Website with information and articles of interest to all EE pre-adoptive and post-adoptive families; (2) An Agency Registry of hundreds of volunteer families who provide information to prospective adopting families; (3) Mailing Lists specifically for families adopting from the countries of Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. We also maintain the PEP-L list for post-adoption support and issues, WEECARE-L for families with children with prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs, and SEEA-L for single adoptive parents.
FAIR (Families Adopting in Response)
Located in Northern California, FAIR exists for adoptive families. Through its all-volunteer organization FAIR offers information, education, support and fellowship to adoptive and preadoptive families. Our membership includes families who have adopted children through public and private agencies, from the US as well as from many other countries. FAIR focuses on the children who need a permanent, loving family and the parents who have opened their hearts and homes to those children, infants through teens.Recognizing that adoption brings all of the joys and challenges of ordinary parenting plus a number of differences and extras, FAIR provides the opportunity for connections between families. FAIR has experience with all kinds of special needs, transracial, and transcultural adoption and shares resources and encouragement with its extended family of members.FAIR is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, EIN 77-0164403.
Help One Child
The Mission of Help One Child is to recruit, train and support those willing to provide a home or volunteer services to at-risk children. We are a non-profit, non-denominational, local outreach to at-risk children both in and out of the foster care system. As a �hands-on� Christian ministry, Help One Child has been embraced by over 800 churches in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County in California since 1993.
International Pediatric Health Services
This site is the information center for Dr. Jane Aronson's adoption center in the New York area. This site was designed to educate families hoping to adopt children both domestically and from abroad, starting with pre-adoption counseling to long-term developmental issues and concerns. In addition, the site provides all users with relevant medical research and definitions, links to other helpful sites and a section in which to present our own adoption experiences.
Language Development in Internationally Adopted Children
Internationally adopted children gain a new family, culture, and language. Parents and professionals have many questions about the change in language and what to expect after adoption. This web site was created to provide information about language development in internationally adopted children.
National Adoption Center
This is a resource listing of adoption information and support. The site is a service provided by The National Adoption Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand adoption opportunities throughout the United States for children with special needs and those from minority cultures.
The National CASA Association
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. They promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
The North American Coucil on Adoptable Children
Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents, the North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them. Each year, NACAC hosts the most comprehensive conference on adoption in North America.
NYS Citizens' Coalition for Children
Incorporated in 1975, the Coalition is an organization of concerned citizens and 134 volunteer adoptive and foster parent groups in every region of New York State. They are guided by a belief in the right of every child to a permanent, loving family.
Older Child Adoption Online Magazine
Older child adoption resources for international and domestic adoptions. Updated weekly. Articles, FAQ's, photos, links, tips, books, and videos. Pre- and post-adoption information. Single parent section. Honest, insightful, award-winning website.
Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America.
The Independent Television Service (itvs.org) debuts the companion website to the documentary OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Transracial Adoption in America, airing on public television stations beginning this February. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN looks at three families facing the challenges of transracial adoption. The program supplies a voice to those directly affected by adoption policies and explores larger topics facing our society: race, family and identity.
Pact, an Adoption Alliance
This is a *huge* site offering anything and everything you ever want to know
about adoption as it related to children of color. An organization begun by
two adoptive parents in 1991, Pact has developed a national reputation for
excellence in serving children of color in adoption. They offer services for
same-race families of color as well as transracial families. All members of
the adoption triad are valued. Pact offers educational events, e-newsletters
and a quarterly print newsletter, adoption placement services and a
one-of-a-kind family camp for transracially-adopted children and their
parents and siblings. The site includes articles, recommended reading,
support resources, personal stories, and you can download Pact's BookSource
- a comprehensive rating and reviewing of adoption related books. A definite
must see site!
Single Mothers by Choice
SMC is a support network for single women in the US and Canada who are considering or have chosen motherhood by either adoption or pregnancy. They have a quarterly newsletter, a membership directory, an email group for our members and more.