Adoption Information
Resources and Publications

The following are some of the organizations providing support services to adoptive parents. The brief descriptions includes some, but by no means all, of the services provided. Contact each organization for additional information. Resources listed are suggestions, not endorsements, by the agency.

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES MAGAZINES
This award winning national adoption magazine is published six times a year. It offers information for families before, during and after an adoption on issues, books and events geared toward domestic and international adoptions.
www.adoptivefamilies.org

Association of Single Adoptive Parents
P.O. Box 3618, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-3618
(703) 521-0632

Volunteer support group for single adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents, serving the national capital area.

C.A.S.E. (Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc.)
4000 Blackburn Lane, Suite 260, Burtonsville, MD 20866
Burtonsville Office: (301) 593-9200; Burke office (703) 425-3703
www.adoptionsupport.org

An independent, non-profit organization offering a "Preparation for Adoption Course," as well as counseling, support and education services for adoptive families and for those considering adoption.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway
330 C Street, SW; Washington, DC 20447 Phone: (703) 352-3488 or (888) 251-0075; Fax: (703) 385-3206 www.childwelfare.gov

Provides free publications and services to the general public on all aspects of adoption. Resources include: a list of adoption agencies, adoption law of all 50 states, and a computer database of adoption articles.

AdoptUSkids
The mission of AdoptUsKids is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and to assist U.S. States, Territories and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children.
http://www.adoptuskids.org

IFC (Interracial Family Circle)
P.O. Box 53291, Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 393-7866

www.interracialfamilycircle.org   
Group of individuals and families dedicated to providing a community for multiracial families, couples and individuals, made up of families who have adopted transracially. Maintains a list of interracial organizations throughout the country and a listing of materials related to interracial families. Publishes a monthly newsletter. Holds a variety of events throughout the year.

The Institute for Black Parenting
The Institute for Black Parenting (IBP) is the first licensed private, full-service Adoption, Foster Care and Family Preservation Agency that has served the African American community in four Southern California counties, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside since 1988.
http://blackparenting.org/

Indian Adoption Resources
www.ichild.org

The purpose of this site is to offer a source of inspiration, information, support & resources for those interested in adoption from India and to help bring together prospective adoptive parents and children in India who wait for their families.

National Adoption Center
1500 Walnut Street - Suite 701; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
1-800-TO-ADOPT
www.adopt.org

Has a computerized national adoption exchange network that matches families with special needs children. Promotes and publicizes the adoption of waiting children.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway
330 C Street, SW; Washington, DC 20447 Phone: (703) 352-3488 or (888) 251-0075; Fax: (703) 385-3206 www.childwelfare.gov

Provides free publications and services to the general public on all aspects of adoption. Resources include: a list of adoption agencies, adoption law of all 50 states, and a computer database of adoption articles.

World Association for Children and Parents
WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Take a look around our site. Get to know us. Find out how you can help. We think you will like what you see.

http://www.wacap.org/Default.aspx

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works on behalf of these children, because we believe every child deserves a permanent home and loving family.
http://www.davethomasfoundation.org/Home

NCFA (National Council for Adoption)
225 N. Washington Street; Alexandria, VA 22314-2561
Phone: (703) 299-6633 Fax: (703) 299-6004
www.ncfa-usa.org  

Provides information services to agencies, prospective parents and pregnant adolescents. Also promotes adoption policies and professional practice.

NACAC (North American Council on Adoptable Children)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106; St. Paul, MN 55114 phone: 651-644-3036; fax: 651-644-9848
www.nacac.org

Serves as an umbrella for 500 local parent groups and coalitions that work on behalf of children waiting to be adopted. Sponsors an annual conference for adoptive parents and professionals and coordinates "Adoption Awareness Month."

RESOLVE OF WASHINGTON METRO AREA

PO Box 3423; Merrifield VA 22116-3423 202-362-5555 http://www.resolvedc.org

Offers counseling, referral and support dealing with infertility, publishes a newsletter, and provides education and assistance to associated professionals.

Spaulding for Children

16250 Northland Dr., Suite 120, Southfield, Michigan 48075
(248) 443-7080
www.spaulding.org  
Handles special needs adoptions.

Tapestry Books

www.tapestrybooks.com

This company provides one of the most comprehensive sources of adoption-related books. They have books relating to all aspects of infertility and adoption, directed toward both adults and children, professionals and families.

 

 
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