Adoption Resources

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

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ADOPTION HELP & RESOURCE SITES

  • LifetimeAdoption.com - an adoption facilitator based out of California that we have personally used to adopt our daughter. Their christian mission is to bring birthmothers and adoptive families together.
  • HelpUsAdopt.org - this is a non-profit financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples with grants of up to $15,000 towards their adoption expenses.
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys - The Academy is the largest and most accessible resource for finding an adoption attorney.
  • Childwelfare.gov - this is the government website that answers adoption questions as they pertain to your state.
  • AdoptionAgencyRatings.com - This is a site that provides ratings from adoptive families, birthmothers, etc.
  • ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children). These are the rules that make sure children are properly placed when adoption occurs between states (eg. the baby is born in a different state than where you live.)
  • Pear-now.org - Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform.  Their mission is to provide resources and a voice for adoptive parents.  They have a great PDF printable guide to researching U.S. adoption agencies.
  • NACAC -North American Council on Adoptable Children – focuses on parent education and information sharing along with adoption support.

ADOPTION BLOGS & PROFILE SERVICES

  • ParentProfiles.com - a unique environment created for birthmothers and hopeful adoptive parents to find each other, establish relationships, and create adoption situations that meet the needs of everyone.
  • For The Love of Alex: A Birthmother’s Story - this is an awesome blog from a birthmother telling her story over several blog posts.
  • HopingToAdopt.org - this is a FREE adoption profile listing service. You can also order adoption pass along cards and they can help set you up with a Facebook page.
  • MomAtLast.com - a place to share your journey to motherhood and to meet others who are on their journey.

ADOPTION FORUMS

  • Adoptive Family Circle - This is one of the best adoption forums on the web. A lot of support and good information from people that are going through the same process as you.
  • Adoption Voices - An adoption social network/forum with options to tweet, read adoption news, and more.

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