Resources for Families Seeking to Adopt
This is a collection of blogs, chat groups, support groups and more for all members of the adoption triad.
Adoptive Families Association of BC (British Columbia)
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.
Adoptiveparents.ca is a resource guide and online community for Canadians whose lives have, or will be touched by adoption. Adoption is a provincially mandated issue in Canada and adoptiveparents.ca has been designed to provide province specific information outlining the processess, laws and guidelines, and the types of adoption available to each province and territory's residents. There's also a general adoption information section called "Adoption 101" as well as a message board to join and a Parent Profiles directory for approved and waiting families to post their family profiles.
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.
AdoptUsKids.org is a tool for connecting foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States. Registration and participation on the site is FREE for homestudied families and foster adoption professionals.
Apostille Pros has been providing complete and effective Apostille and Embassy Legalization services for US documents since 2003. We specialize in public documents relating to adoption.
Boys O Wonderful Boys
Families encourage the adoption of boys by sharing their blessings. When given an option, up to 80% of those seeking to adopt request a girl. The end result of our decisions may be that boys, even baby boys, wait in orphanages for longer periods of time for their forever family. Whether you are adopting for the first time or you are adopting once again, please take a moment to enjoy these heartwarming photographs and stories from families who adopted boys.
Launched in 2001, Canada Adopts! is Canada's leading adoption networking service. We feature information and resources on all aspects of adoption for both waiting parents and birth parents, including a Waiting Parent Registry, bulletin boards, a book list, links to other sites, a directory of professionals, glossary of terms, a list of famous adoptions, and much more.
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.
Dave Thomas Foundation
At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we believe that we have a responsibility to be the voice of foster care adoption, so that every child finds a family. We exist to find homes for children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America. In the process, we work to inform adults who may have misperceptions about foster care adoption that keep them from getting involved. Through the money we raise, we are able to provide free educational resources, promote awareness, assist policymakers and employers, and support adoption professionals and agencies throughout the United States and Canada to ensure that every child finds a forever home.
Domestic Infant Adoption
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.
Federal Travel's Adoption Travel Services
Financial Assistance Options
International provides an extensive listing of financial
assistance options for adoption: grant programs, loan programs, religious
based programs, reimbursement programs, and other options for financial aid.