About 1.6 million American families have adopted children. In more and more cases, they are open adoptions. Four families share their stories. [Each story approximately 5 minutes in duration.]
(December 24, 2004)
Consumer protection and advocacy for adopting families, international or domestic. Site features news, articles, and resources.
Advocates adoption laws that are in the best interest of all adoptees. Includes the Texas Adoption Registry, discussion forums, articles, newsletters and statistics.
Directory of adoption related mailing lists across the United States.
Adoption-related services for children of color, their birthparents, and their adoptive parents.
Weekly online publication offering articles and information. Includes message board, bookstore and links.
Resource for birthparents and adoptive parents. Includes profiles of waiting families, information about available situations, and links to support organizations, agencies, and financial help.
Post-adoptive articles and a "How to Adopt" section which provides an overview of issues and steps to take when considering domestic adoption through the foster care system.
Provides financial assistance, services and support to families. Contains information about programs, membership, and achievements.
Portal to photo listings and resources, including chat, online courses, and articles.
Providing services for young women who are pregnant and parenting, families with young children and adoptive families.
Weekly radio show available on the Internet. Show schedule, brief host profile, and archives are presented.
Statewide effort to find permanence for all children with special needs. Picture book registry, information about the process, and newsletter.
Information about transitional residence and fostering of troubled children.
Short profiles, many with bibliographical and hypertext links, of famous or influential people who were adopted, fostered or otherwise raised by people other than their birth parents.
A biographical dictionary of famous or otherwise influential adoptees and others raised for significant periods outside their birth families.
Non-profit volunteer organization advocating and encouraging private (non-agency) adoption. Meetings held in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Information for adoption professionals: research, policy, and practice.
Encourages adoption in the United States and advocates for children in the public welfare system. Offers a beginner's guide, videos, and other adoption resources.
A non-profit organization of citizens concerned about children who wait for permanent homes.