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Helpful Resources for Adoptive Parents
Web site Recommendations
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
A national non-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Resources and information for prospective and adoptive parents thinking about domestic and intercountry adoption.
PACT, An Adoption Alliance (PACT)
A non-profit organization specializing in trans-racial adoption issues. PACT is dedicated to the mission of providing high-quality, adoption-related services to children of color, their birthparents, and their adoptive families.
Adoption Learning Partners
Offers interactive, e-learning courses designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption.
CTIS Pregnancy Risk Information Line
A statewide service operated by the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) and Clinical Research Program. Teratology is the study of birth defects caused by exposures during pregnancy. The CTIS hotline: 1-800-532-3749.
Fore Adoption Foundation
Financial support in the form of direct grants to adoptive parents for attorney and agency fees, court- approved birthmother expenses, and an education fund for the adoptive child.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
Families interested in international adoption can download the application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition (I-600A) in order to start the CIS application process.
The online adoption and parenting guide, has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years.
Developed by Dr. Jane Aronson, a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine, this Web site is designed to educate families hoping to adopt children both domestically and internationally—about anything from pre-adoption counseling to long-term developmental issues and concerns.
Tapestry Book Company
Specializes in the distribution of hundreds of adoption-related books for adults and children alike.
Books We Love
The Third Choice: A Woman's Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption
By Leslie Foge and Gail Mosconi
Dear Birthmother: Thank You for Our Baby
By Kathleen Silber abd Phylis Speedlin
Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open Adoption
By Micky Duxbury
The Kid, What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
By Dan Savage
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America
By Adam Pertman
Contact us for a copy of our complete book recommendation list.