Resources for Families Seeking to Adopt Children
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!
Paperchasing provides courier service to the Texas Secretary of State for adoption document certifications including Notary Certificates and Apostilles. Paperchasing also provides a complete dossier preparation and adoption notary service.
Professional Translation Company
Many families want to adopt, but when they realize how expensive the process is, they give up. There are financial resources that can help make adoption feasible for you, and Resources4Adoption.com will help you find them!
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.
Special Angels Adoption
This website is a resource for adoption agencies, birthparents or other organizations who have a special needs baby or toddler in need of an adoptive family, to find families that would be delighted to adopt a baby with unique gifts. Our database is free for homestudy ready families experienced with special needs and free for agencies/birthparents looking for the right family.
There's Always Hope!
Thinking Of Adopting.com
Travel the World Visas
Travel the World Visas assists adoptive parents and adoption agencies in document authentication by the U.S. State Department and legalization by the consulates/embassies for international adoption. Also, assistance is provided in obtaining passports and visas for international travel.
Ultra Translate - Professional Certified Translation Services for International Adoptions in over 150 languages. Extensive experience with documents to be translated and certified for use in the US and abroad. Rush services available.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Download USCIS (formerly INS) forms, get information about immigration laws and requirements for international adoption.
U.S. Department of State Visa Information
What you need to know about acquiring a visa - particularly see the pages under international adoption.
Washington Consular Services
WCS provides apostille services for birth certificates and all adoption needs. We serve all parts of the US and can handle adoptions from any country in the world. Over 25 years in business getting you the documents you need.