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Fostering Families Today

    URL: www.fosteringfamiliestoday.com
    Email: editor@adoptinfo.net

    Fostering Families Today is a bimonthly publication for foster and adoptive families. The magazine includes a close-up look at what it means to be a foster parent and provides training to foster parents in every issue through its CEU quiz.

Fostering Solutions (UK)

Fox Valley Adoption Group

    URL: www.fvag.org/
    Email: info@fvag.org

    Adoption support group for those who have adopted or plan to adopt in the Fox Valley Area of Chicago, Illinois' western suburbs. Most of the members are concentrated in Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles, although some come from surrounding communities.

Gift of Adoption Fund

    URL: giftofadoption.org/
    Email: lkennedy@giftofadoption.org

    The Gift of Adoption Fund is a Public Charity that started in 1996 and gave out its first grant in 1997. The Fund's mission is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to adoptive parents. Joining Hands, Joining Hearts, Making Families.

Grants For Single Mother

    URL: grantsforsinglemother.org
    Email: blanche.jennifer@gmail.com

    Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more. Many women still do not know that they may be eligible for grants to help them adopt disabled children, children of a certain age, or children that are considered hard to place. A child may be considered hard to place if he or she is part of a sibling group, because the state usually does its best to keep them together.

Help One Child

    URL: helponechild.org/
    Email: info@helponechild.org

    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.

Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support

    URL: openadoptioninsight.org/
    Email: brenr@openadoptioninsight.org

    Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support is not affiliated with any adoption agency or facilitation service. It is our hope that people at all stages of the adoption process can find the information and support they need to have healthy open adoption relationships. Insight is currently carrying all R-Squared Press Products.

International Adoption Stories

International Pediatric Health Services

    URL: www.orphandoctor.com/
    Email: orphandoctor@aol.com

    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.

Joint Council on Internationl Childrens Services

    URL: www.jointcouncil.org
    Email: info@jointcouncil.org

    The Joint Council on International Children's Services from North America (JCICS) is the oldest and largest affiliation of licensed, nonprofit international adoption agencies in the world. One of Joint Council's primary strengths is our coalition of over 160 international, non-profit, child-welfare organizations. Collectively, Joint Council and its partners provide over $760 million in services to 2.1 million children and families in 52 countries.

KidsSave  

    URL: www.kidsave.org

    Since the inception of the Summer Miracles program in 1999, 1,449 kids have traveled to the U.S. for the Summer Miracles program. Families have been found for 1,225 kids from Russia, Kazkhstan, Colombia and Taiwan. The newer Weekend Miracles program is beginning to help children in U.S. foster care make lasting connections with adults.

Latin America Parents Association

    URL: www.lapa.com/
    Email: joet@highcaliber.com

    LAPA is a not-for-profit organization based in the state of New York. They are a volunteer association of adoptive parents committed to aiding people seeking to adopt children (as well as those who already have) by intensely researching new sources of adoption in Latin America, supplying materials to orphanages and providing educational and social activities.

Law and Parents - Adopting in the U.K.

    URL: www.lawandparents.co.uk/adopting-a-child.html
    Email: tjones@safekids.co.uk

    There would seem to be a common misconception that only a select few can adopt a child in the United Kingdom. Many consider the accepted criteria for adopting a child to be one of financial security, being part of a couple and coming from an almost utopian background. However the reality is very different and there are many different types of people who adopt and their reasons for doing so are also very different.

Lets Talk Adoption... With Mardie Caldwell - An On-line Radio Program

    URL: www.LetsTalkAdoption.com
    Email: usaadopt@yahoo.com

    Let's Talk Adoption will air live on Tuesdays from 9am - 10am PST, and will be rebroadcast Tuesdays at 9pm. It's easy to tune in -- Just click the VoiceAmerica link then sit back and listen. Your host, Mardie Caldwell, is an author, the founder of Lifetime Adoption, and is a Certified Open Adoption Practitioner.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation - Non Profit Foundation

    URL: www.lifetimefoundation.com
    Email: martha@lifetimeadoption.com

    Established in 1998, Lifetime Adoption Foundation's purpose is to promote and create educational opportunities for birth mothers, breaking the cycle of despair and effecting long-term enduring personal growth, self worth and self reliance. Scholarships and opportunities are enabled through individual and corporate donations.

Lotus Travel, Inc.

    URL: www.lotustours.net
    Email: info@lotustours.net

    Lotus Travel, Inc. provides adoption and heritage tour travel services to families traveling to China, SE Asia and Guatemala. Additional information on the website includes a listing of Chinese orphanage addresses in both English and Chinese for families to stay in contact with their child's orphanage.

Luv 4 Adoption

    URL: www.luv4adoption.com
    Email: luann@luv4adoption.com

    Luv4adopion.com was created to help adoptive parents and birth parents meet. Included are letters to birth parents from hopeful adoptive familes. Luv4adoption designs and builds websites for adoptive families.

MidwestAdoption Center

    URL: www.macadopt.org
    Email: macadopt@aol.com

    A non profit agency providing many post-adoption services. Counseling. IDCFS search and reunion. Court ordered Confidential Intermediary service. Crittenton Center searches. Information and referral regarding adoption search in Illinois.

National Adoption Center

    URL: www.adopt.org
    Email: nac@adopt.org

    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 North American Coucil on Adoptable Children 

    URL: www.nacac.org/
    Email: info@nacac.org

    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

    URL: www.nysccc.org
    Email: nysccc@nysccc.org

    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.

Orphanage.org

Our Journey to You

    URL: www.ourjourneytoyouadoption.com
    Email: madeleinemelcher@sbcglobal.net

    As an adoptee, mother to 3 blessings of adoption, adoption portfolio/profile designer and now author on the subject, Madeleine Melcher and Our Journey to You can create a beautiful portfolio for you that meets all agency/attorney guidelines and truly shows all you have to offer a child. �Some of our portfolios have been chosen within days of their completion...let us help you, today!

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