Transracial Adoption Resources

Disclaimer: 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.

Pre-Placement Resources

  • AAICPC
    Provides general information on the interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) courtesy of teh AAICPC organization.
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
    Members throughout the U.S. and Canada who are experienced in the complexities of adoption law as well as interstate and international regulations surrounding adoption.
  • ICPC and Inter-Jurisdictional Placements
    Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a selection of resources on ICPC.
  • ICPC Receiving State Checklist
    Checklist from Adopt Us Kids providing a general overview of what is involved in the ICPC process and what will be required of the adoptive family/their adoption agency during the ICPC process. Please note that each state is different , and the documents required can vary.
  • ICPC Sending State Checklist
    Checklist from Adopt Us Kids providing a general overview of what is involved in the ICPC process and what will be required of the child’s social worker during the ICPC process. Please note that each state is different, and he documents can vary.
  • ICPC State Pages
    Provides general information on the ICPC process for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • ICPC: What You Need to Know
    Adoption.com breaks down the basics of the ICPC process.
  • IFAPA Lifebook Pages
    Free lifebook families may download and print, courtesy of Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.
  • IFAPA Welcome Book Pages
    Free welcome book pages families may download and print, courtesy of Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.
  • Lifebooks
    Request a Lifebook volunteer at AFFEC assist you in creating a lifebook for your child.
  • Lifebooks: Do’s and Don’ts
    Beth O’Malley provides guidelines for creating a child’s lifebook.
  • Private and Independent Adoptions Under the New ICPC Guidelines
    AAICPC answers frequently asked questions about the new ICPC guidelines’ effects on private and independent adoptions.
  • Transition Guidelines
    Click the Transition Guidelines to view tips and suggestions for ensuring a smooth transition.
  • Welcome Books
    Request a Welcome Book volunteer at AFFEC assist you in creating a welcome book for your child.
  • What is in the Welcome Book for Foster Children?
    Foster Care Q&A shows a sample welcome book.
  • Writing Up a Safety Plan
    Includes a sample safety plan families can use.

Matchmeeting Preparation

Matching Process

Military Adoption Information

Idaho Resources

Post-adoption Family Resources

Medical:

Legal Services:

Therapeutic Intervention and Counseling:

Mental Health Services:

Support Groups:

Trauma-Informed Care:

Idaho Disability Resources:

State Services:

Dental Services

Advocacy Groups:

Assistive Technology:

Community Engagement / Day Activity / Recreation and Respite Programs:

Horse Riding:

Early Intervention:

Education:

Teen and Adult Employment Services:

Financial Services:

Parenting and Family Support Groups:

Transportation:

Wyoming Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children

  • WWK Recruiters
    Scroll down and click on Wyoming to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Wyoming children.
  • Heart Gallery Of America
    Photo lists of waiting children

Pre-Placement

  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information about ICPC process in Wyoming, including contact information for state ICPC offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Events and Activities

Home Study Service Providers

Wisconsin Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children

Pre-Placement

  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information about ICPC process in Wisconsin, including contact information for state ICPC offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Events and Activities

  • Training Events Calendar
    A calendar of upcoming adoption training and events in Wisconsin, in addition to online trainings for foster and adoptive families, courtesy of Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center.
  • Cultural Events
    Events Calendar
  • Summer Activities
    A list of activities for kids.

Home Study Service Providers

West Virginia Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children

Pre-Placement

  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information about ICPC process in West Virginia, including contact information for state offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Events and Activities

Home Study Service Providers

Washington Resources

Post-adoption Family Resources

Medical:

Mental Health Services:

Legal Services:

Therapeutic Intervention and Counseling:

Support Groups:

Trauma-Informed Care:

Washington Disability Resources:

State Services:

Dental Services:

Advocacy Groups:

Assistive Technology:

Community Engagement/Day Activity/Recreation and Respite Programs:

Horse Riding:

Early Intervention:

Education:

Teen and Adult Employment Services:

Financial Services:

Parenting and Family Support Groups:

Transportation: