The views and opinions reflected in the blogs listed below are those of the writer
and do not necessarily reflect those of A Family For Every Child.
10 Ways Prospective Adoptive Parents can Get a Head Start to Adoption
Tips and advice from other adoptive parents
Adoption Friendly Workplace
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's list of the top adoption friendly workplaces in the country.
Adoption and Foster Care Statistics
AFCARS report that includes data on number of children entering and exiting care, the number of children waiting to be adopted, and the number of children adopted.
Dave Thomas Foundation's guide to adoption.
Adoption Resources Guide
A variety of adoption resources, courtesy of Creating a Family. Resources include information on the adoption process, types of adoption, paying for adoption, and post-adoption issues.
Choosing an Adoption Agency
Adoption Council's guide on selecting an agency that will best serve the needs of your family.
Foster Care: Entries, Exits and In Care FY 2004-FY 2013
AFCARS report showing the number of children entering foster care, exiting foster care, and remaining in foster care. Shows data for each state.
Home Study Requirements
General information from the Child Welfare Information Gateway on what is required in a family's home study.
Home Study Requirements by State
Adoption.net breaks down Child Welfare Information Gateway's Home Study Requirements guideproving home study requirements for each state and D.C.
Making Connections: A Guide to Adoption
A guide to adoption from the Adoption Exchange covering topics on steps to adoption, choosing an agency, adoption assistance, terms to know, and adoption resource websites.
Marriage in the Trenches blog post
A blog post written about the toll raising a child with trauma history can take on a couple's relationship, and what you can do to keep your relationship strong.
Picking the Right Agency
A Family for Every Child created a list of questions families should ask a potential adoption agency before signing with them.
ReMoved Film, Part 1
An award-winning short film, following a 9-year-old girl removed from her abusive birth family and placed in the foster care system.
Resources for People with Disabilities
Links to resources for potential foster/adoptive families with disabilities.
State Guides and Manuals Search
Search for policy guides, handbooks, and manuals for each state.
Summary of State Background Check Laws
Provides information on each state's background check laws, including crimes that make an individual ineligible for licensure.
A Foster Care Adoption Guide
An overview of the adoption process from Together We Rise. This guide includes information on choosing an agency, costs to adoption, the home study process, getting to know your child, preparing for adoption, finalization, and common adoption terms.