Free online adoption courses including Conspicuous Families, the Adoption Tax
Credit, Lifebooks, and the Journey of Attachment.
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
Centers for Disease Control.
Health information on specific destinations. What to know before you go.
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
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.
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 Subsidy Advocates provides free initial consultation and related
policy information to adoptive families, attorneys, advocates and agency
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
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.
Council of Canada - Primary resource for those interested in
adopting in Canada.
Contains articles and tips for those considering adoption and those who already
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 www.mbna.com.
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