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123adoption.com provides unbiased information and resources for those looking for any information related to adoption.



Adopting.com: Internet Adoption Resources

Adoption Connection is a fully licensed, non-profit adoption agency providing Northern California families with open, domestic and international adoption services.

adoptioninformation.com provides unbiased information and resources for all with an interest in or connection to adoption and foster care, whether in the family setting or from an academic or professional standpoint.


AdoptionSearch.com: The world's first adoption-focused search engine

AdoptionSource - Non-profit child placing agency

Adoptive Families Together - AFT is a network of adoptive families founded in Massachusetts by parents who understood the benefit of peer support while raising families with complex issues

The American Academy of Pediatrics: Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescencts and young adults.

The American Academy of Pediatrics provisional section on adoption: The Provisional Section on Adoption (PSOA) was established in June 2000 to enable members who are primarily interested in issues related to adoption to meet for the purpose of initiation, discussion and development of ideas and programs which will improve the care of infants, children, and young adults in the foster care/adoption system and to provide an educational forum for the membership at large in expanding their basic pediatric knowledge and skills to include issues related to adoption. The Provisional Section on Adoption and Foster Care became an official Section on Adoption and Foster Care in September 2002.

Ametz Adoption Program/JCCA provides homestudies, parent education and a social support network for New York and New Jersey couples and singles pursuing domestic and international adoptions.

Angels Adoption Services - provides reliable information and personal attention to perspective adoptive parents during their consideration or/and process of adopting a child from abroad

ARIA - Association for Research in International Adoption, a central location that seeks to disseminate the findings of research to the international adoption community

As Simple As That - As Simple As That multimedia products and services encourages children to accept, respect and celebrate all cultures, choices and 'abilities'.

Child Assessment & Consultation Services - provides children and families touched by adoption with assessment services framed within a developmental perspective and guided by adoption expertise

The Children, Youth and Family Consortiums AdoptINFO: AdoptINFO is a collection of information, research, opinion and policy documents related to adoption and issues facing adoptive families.

The Evan B.Donaldson Adoption Institute

Dossier Express - "We can acquire your records, have them notarized, certified or apostilled and ready for authentication"

Dr. Boris Gindis - adoption of the older child and school readiness for children adopted from the former Soviet Union

Dr. Greene

INCIID - The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc.

The Inter-country Adoption Project is a study of parents and their internationally-born adopted daughters. The study is designed to measure how parents and their children incorporate their daughter's birth culture into their lives. The information gathered in the study might be of help to parents like you who are raising internationally-born children. The project is being conducted by researchers at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and is open to families with at least one daughter who is currently 10-13 years old, and who was adopted at or before age 18 months from China, Eastern Europe, or Latin America. Participation involves completion of a survey packet which is sent to your home.

International Adoption Clinic - at the University of Minnesota; offers an innovative health care service to make sure that adoptive families get off to a good start

International Adoptive Parenting 101, a joint venture between the JCCA and Dr. Aronson

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.

Kentucky Adoption Services - helps children find homes by providing adoption services to potential adoptive families pursuing Domestic, Guatemalan, Eastern European, and Chinese adoptions.

Kids Culture Center - "virtual" culture camp for the families of international adoption

Language Development in Internationally Adopted Children - provides answers to the many questions parents and professionals have about language learning following international adoption

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, a comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption, is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

National Council For Adoption is a charity that has one goal in mind - To help as many children as possible find permanent homes through adoption.

New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House - NJ ARCH is a State-Funded service that provides support to all members of the adoption constellation.* Our goal is to direct people to appropriate adoption services in New Jersey.

NYSCCC - The NYS Citizens’ Coalition for Children unites adoptive and foster parent groups, concerned agencies, and individuals throughout NY State.

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases: PKIDs' mission is to educate the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected; and to assist the families of the children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support.

Parent's Place

PNPIC (Parents Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child) - a support network devoted to understanding the medical, developmental, emotional, and educational needs of children adopted from hospitals, orphanages, and institutions throughout the world

ReAdoption Online: providing general information about ReAdopting, as well as updates on citizenship, new tax credits, social security, etc.

Resolve of New York City, the National Infertility Association: Resolve's mission is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to individuals who are experiencing infertility issues through advocacy and public education.

Spence Chapin: Providing adoption and adoption-related services of the highest quality.

Stars of David: A Jewish Adoption Information & Support Network is a non-profit organization providing a compassionate network of support, adoption information, and education to prospective parents, adoptive families, adult adoptees, birth families, and the Jewish community.

Yahoo! Group Families Through Adoption - an adoption support group to support and promote adoption to those who have already adopted or in the procees of adopting.

Books & Publications

Adoptive Families Magazine

Adoption Today Magazine

The Red Thread Magazine

Tapestry Books: Your Complete Source for Adoption and Infertility Books

Greatest Gift: Reflections on International and Domestic Adoption, by Betsy Buckley (Creative Arts Book Company, 2001)

Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy and Practice published by the Child Welfare League Association and edited by Barth, Brodzinsky, and Freundich

There Are Babies to Adopt: A Resource Guide for Prospective Parents, by Christine Adamec. (Citadel, in press for 2002)

Adoption Option Complete Handbook, by Christine Adamec. (Prima Publishing, 2000)

The Encyclopedia of Adoption, by Christine Adamec and William L. Pierce, PhD. (Facts On File, Inc., 2000)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption by Chris Adamec (Macmillan, 1998)

How to Adopt Internationally by Jean Nelson-Erichsen's (Mesa, 2000)

Is Adoption For You? The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice by Christine Adamec (John Wiley & Sons, 1998)

Melissa Fay Greene: Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, and her most recent book, Last Man Out

Mothers and Their Adopted Children: The Bonding Process (OUT OF PRINT)

Patterns of Adoption by David Howe (Blackwell Science, 1998)

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