Free online adoption courses including Conspicuous Families, the Adoption Tax Credit, Lifebooks, and the Journey of Attachment.
Online adoption bookstore
United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs site, which includes information about child placement statistics by country; country specific information; child citizenship information and many other topics related to international adoption
A site to get unique ideas and purchase unique gifts for children adopted internationally
Choose forms to download an application for your child’s social security card
Comprehensive website including all aspects of the international adoption process
Association for Research in International Adoption
A comprehensive website with chats, shopping, etc.
Resource for international adoption travel planning, including tips, resources, links and an online bookstore
FAQ’s about vaccination requirements for children adopted internationally
Centers for Disease Control. Health information on specific destinations. What to know before you go.
North American Council on Adoptable Children - NACAC's Adoption Subsidy Resource Center provides general information on how each state operates their Title IV-E Adoption Assistance program. Adoption assistance information is also available for each Province in Canada. Families who are adopting children from the foster care system in the U.S. and Canada should speak with the child’s caseworker or the adoption worker assigned to the case about an adoption subsidy. For further information, please call (800) 470-6665.
Resources for prospective adoptive parents: How to get started, links to agencies, facilitators and attorneys, letters from birthparents, support groups and legal information. Also includes a photolisting of waiting children.
Contains a wide variety of adoption topics and resources.
Child Welfare Information Gateway - A comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption. Their National Adoption Directory allows for a state-wide search of public and private licensed adoption agencies. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S.Dept. of Health and Human Services.
A Child Waits Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation formed in 1998 to reduce the number of children not adopted from international orphanages because prospective parents lack the savings to pay for the cost of adoption. Eligibility to receive a loan is based on financial need and each case is judged individually. For further information, please call (866) 999-2445.
Adoption Policy Resource Center - Adoption Subsidy Advocates provides free initial consultation and related policy information to adoptive families, attorneys, advocates and agency professionals.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising Congressional and public awareness about the issue of adoption. CCAI serves as an informational and educational resource to policymakers about current domestic and international adoption-related matters.
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy seeks to improve the law, policies and practices associated with child protection and adoption systems.
The Gift of Adoption Foundation - A non-profit foundation that helps families overcome some of the initial financial burdens of adoption (home study, legal fees, etc.). Call (480) 563-1155 for more information.
ABA Center on Children and the Law - the Center is a full-service technical assistance, training, and research program addressing a broad spectrum of law and court-related topics affecting children. These include child abuse and neglect, adoption, adolescent health, foster and kinship care, custody and support, guardianship, missing and exploited children, and children's exposure to domestic violence.
Adoption Council of Canada - Primary resource for those interested in adopting in Canada.
Contains articles and tips for those considering adoption and those who already have adopted.
Adoptive Families Magazine - Publication focusing on adoptive and prospective adoptive families.
The Child Welfare League of America promotes the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and is committed to protecting every child from harm.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute - The Adoption Institute provides adoption information to media, lawmakers and individuals on topics such as survey data and governmental research data.
This site contains fact sheets, adoption information, travel information, culture and heritage, maps, weather, books, currency exchange rates, periodicals, news and much more for dozens of different countries with active international adoption programs.
MBNA offers unsecured loans specifically designed for adoptive parents. MBNA may be contacted at (888) 786-1116 – option 1 for English and option 5 to speak to a specialist. You may view MBNA's website at
The National Adoption Center expands opportunities for children throughout the United States, particularly for children with special needs and those from minority cultures.
In addition to creating public awareness about waiting children and special needs adoption, the Northwest Adoption Exchange also provides information and referrals on a wide variety of adoption issues. It specializes in the placement of children waiting in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and facilitates placements for families with home studies from anywhere in the U.S.
Publication focusing solely on international adoption.
Shaohannah's Hope awards financial grants to qualified families already in the process of domestic and international adoption.
The National Adoption Foundation offers an Adoption Assistance Loan designed to help adoptive families take care of the finances necessary to adopt and raise a child. This includes adoption costs, legal fees, medical services, travel expenses, education costs, home improvements or the everyday cost of raising a family. Grants are only available to families for the actual cost of the adoption. For more information, please call (203) 791-3811.
The Report on Intercountry Adoptions is an extensive compilation of information regarding international adoption programs and licensed agencies in all 50 states. There are also numerous articles on adoption-related issues. The Report is updated and printed annually. Formerly published by International Concerns for Children, Inc., it is now published by the Adoption Resource Center of Connecticut.
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