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
Provides adoption information, education and support to prospective adopters and adoptive families. Contains more than 75 articles on infertility, multiracial families, the Internet, openness, attachment, international adoption, medical issues and tests, personal stories, adoption ethics.
Adoptive Family Travel/The Ties Program
Complete information on international adoption heritage homeland tours and specialized travel services for adoptive families.
Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle
AFFGS is a non-profit support and educational group that includes both families touched by adoption and families waiting to adopt. We welcome all ethnic and racial backgrounds as well as all types of adoption. AWAIT! is our monthly support group for waiting families. We meet the 3rd Monday of each month, 7-9pm, Seattle/Bellevue area. SNAP is our transitional support group, a 4 month support program for new parents during the first year in their new role. DIVERSE adult and child multi-ethnic adoption support group, includes potlucks, outings, formal and informal meetings and interesting, thought provoking conversations.
Adoptive Parenting Resources
An extensive website for adoptive parents. This site is maintained by an adoptee and adoptive mother.
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-New York City Chapter
The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care. There are more than 2,600 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. The annual adoption conference, held in November, offers over 85 workhops on a variety of topics, and has dozens of adoption resources assembled in one place. Local chapters hold monthly meetings which feature guest speakers, panels and discussion groups to inform the membership about parenting and adoption concerns. Pre and post adoption workshops are available to members. Family events, including a picnic and holiday party, are held throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
The Association for Adoptive Parents of the Territory (Australia)
This is a parent group concerned with the welfare of children and committed to the principle that every child, regardless of race, colour or creed, has the right to a family life. The Association, which began in September 1980, is a voluntary, non-profit body, drawing its membership from couples or single persons who have adopted, or seek to adopt, a child from overseas or people with a sympathy for, or desire to support, the work of the Association.
Association for Research in International Adoption
A.R.I.A. is a group of researchers seeking to answer some of the questions regarding international adoption.
Adult adoptee nonprofit providing info on open records activism, online search & reunion support, humor and interactive venues for adoptees on the internet.
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.
Calvary and Liberation Ministries
Pastor Peter Albert is the founder and director of Calvary and Liberation Ministries helping many disabled children and adults, including amputees, in Sierra Leone. Pastor Albert is seeking people who will adopt these children in need of homes.
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.
CASA Adoption Library
An adoption resource for Court Appointed Special Advocates, this library includes information about Cooperative Adoption, Adoption information related to specific cultures , Special Needs adoption, etc.
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.
An information site with everything you need to know about adopting internationally from how to get started to travel tips, sponsored by Adoption International Program, Inc., a Pennsylvania licensed international adoption agency. We provide home studies for our PA clients and assist clients all over the country in adopting Eastern European children.
Child Adoption Matters
There are many children for adoption today. Child adoption matters.com provides adoption information and resources for those wanting to adopt a child.
A Child To Love
This site has been designed to offer the opportunity for connection between couples/families and birthparents seeking to place their child for adoption to connect.
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.
Christian Adoption is an online listing of "Dear Birthparent" letters specifically for birthparents seeking Christian couples with whom to make an adoption plan. They will create and host a webpage for prospective adoptive couples for a small fee.
CARE (Clarian Adoption Resource and Education)
Clarian Women's Services provide Adoption Education and Resource listings for the state of Indiana. CARE provides pre-adoptive education workshops, Resources for the adoptive family and post adoption support.
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.
Countryside Travel has done extensive international travel arrangements for adoptive families and offers special adoption fares through selected airlines. Lynn is a Certified Travel Counselor at Countryside Travel and is an adoptive parent herself.
The Cruelest Con
Need to Report an Adoption Scam? This site updates and maintains an ongoing database (offline) for future reference for prospective adoptive parents, expectant parents, birth mothers and others in the adoption community. There is NO fee to check the database or to file a report. We are adoption advocates. Need help in contacting law enforcement? Need emotional support? Have concerns in your adoption journey? Find help and answers here.
Dave Thomas Foundation
The Foundation serves as an active voice for the more than 100,000 children in the public child welfare system who are waiting for homes and families. The site is loaded with information and resources,
Dipiti is a consumer service that rates & links to message boards for folks with Legal or Medical questions, including adoption. Users can find hundreds of helpful communities across the Web, finding those with the very most active and helpful communities that address their concerns.
Domestic Infant Adoption
This site by Bill Betzen, LMSW, ACSW, is everything you ever wanted to know about 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.
European Adoption Symposium
This site is designed to reach Americans living abroad with information about the annual symposium held in Germany as well as provide additional support information.
FAIR (Families Adopting in Response)
Located in Northern California, FAIR (Families Adopting in Response) exists for adoptive families. Through its all-volunteer organization FAIR offers information, education, support and fellowship to adoptive and preadoptive families. 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.
Adoption support groups URL: www.familyhelper.net/arc/sup.html
Family Helper has a wonderful adoption site featuring Adoption Helper, an online adoption magazine, links to other online adoption magazines, online adoption resources, and lots of links to agencies and support groups - mostly in Canada, but also many in the U.S. This is a really great site!
Famous Adoptees, Foster Children and Others -- A Biographical Directory
A Biographical Directory
Fast Track Adoption
Susan Burns, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist, adoptive mother of two and the author of Fast Track Adoption: The Faster, Safer Way to Privately Adopt a Baby. By providing pre- and post-adoption counseling, education and support, Dr. Burns empowers hopeful parents to achieve a domestic adoption that will lead to a lifetime of satisfaction.
Federal Travel's Adoption Travel Services
The people at Federal Travel's Adoption Travel Services are dedicated to providing the quality travel services necessary to bring adoptive families together.
Financial Assistance Options
Children's House 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.
Forever Families: A Post Adoption Website For North Dakota
North Dakota's Post Adoption Services are designed to provide a coordinated protocol response to the needs of post-legal, finalized adoptive families, children and birth families. The benefit of such coordinated information is quick, easy reference to information and support services to aid families and children.