Resources

 Resources for All:

Adoption Learning Partners: provides educational adoption resources for adopted individuals, parents, families, and professionals through web-based and timely interactive courses. Visit http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/ for more information.

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute: a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to adoption by improving the current policies and practices of adoption. Visit http://adoptioninstitute.org/ for more information.

The National Council for Adoption: a nonprofit advocate group promoting adoption through research, legislative action, and education. They provide information about adoption, birth mother testimonials, adoption resources, and links to adoption agencies. Visit http://www.ichooseadoption.org and https://www.adoptioncouncil.org for more information.

The National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search: provides a customized search for foster care and adoptive resources by state through the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Visithttp://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcadfor more information.

Sherri Eldridge: Author, Speaker, and Adoption Advocate: Sherri’s website is a great resource for adoptees, parents, and social workers to learn about adoption. Visit http://www.sherrieeldridge.com for more information.

Adoptee Resources:

The American Adoption Congress: an organization that strives for public awareness of adoption, adoption reform, and facilitating reunification with birth families. Visit http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/ for more information.

The Children’s Home Society & Family Services: provides help in guiding children into permanent and loving homes while also preparing children for success through early childhood care and education. Visit http://www.chsfs.org for more information.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: an organization created for children in foster care who are awaiting permanent family placement while also providing useful adoption resources. Visit http://www.davethomasfoundation.org for more information.

The National Resource Center for Adoption: a part of the Children’s Bureau that provides current information on child welfare adoption, while the vision is to provide permanent families for children. Visit http://www.nrcadoption.org/ for more information.

The North American Council on Adoptable Children: committed to finding permanent families for children in North America that are waiting to be placed with permanent families. Visit http://www.nacac.org/ for more information.

Spaulding for Children: a child welfare agency that strives to find permanent homes for children that have been waiting in either adoptive situations or foster care for long periods of time. Visit http://spaulding.org for more information.

Birth Parent Resources:

Birth mothers for Adoption: a blog for birth mothers to write about their experiences with adoption in order to connect and share with others. Visit http://birthmothers4adoption.blogspot.com/ for more information.

The Infant Adoption Training Initiative: understanding infant adoption is a federally funded training program for counselors to present the option of adoption to women. Visit http://www.infantadopt.org for more information.

Pregnancy Options: provides free information and resources to expectant parents to find the right option for their personal situation. Visit https://www.itsaboutlove.org/ial/ct/eng/site/pregnant/ for more information.

Adoptive Parent Resources:

The Adoptive Families Association of BC:Dedicated to provide support, education, and connections to adoptive families, and to finding permanent families for children. Visit http://www.bcadoption.com/ for more information.

The Adoptive Family Support Network: provides information and resources specifically for adoptive families who are either in the process of adopting or have already adopted. Visit http://afsn.org/ for more information.

The Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association: a great resource for both adoptive, kinship and foster families to find and receive required training in Iowa. Visit http://www.ifapa.org/ for more information.

Voice for Adoption: speaking out for our nation’s waiting children: advocates that work closely with the legislature and other organizations to help children waiting in foster care become adopted. Visit http://www.voice-for-adoption.org for more information.