Adoption Organizations

AdoptUsKids is a national photo listing service for children waiting for
permanent families.

Adoption Friendly Workplace
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption website features information
on working with your employer to provide adoption benefits.

Adoption & Child Welfare Lawsite
An online source of child welfare and adoption law information.

Adoptive Families Magazine
Site has a wealth of information on how to adopt and adoption issues as well as information on the Adoptive Families Magazine.
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Adoption Today Magazine
This bi-monthly publication is dedicated to international and transracial adoption.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Has a directory of attorneys that specialize in non-relative adoption.

American Adoption Congress
A great resource for adults who were adopted, adoptive families and, birth families.
It has information on search and reunion.

Attachment & Trauma Network
Lots of information and resources on attachment disorder.
Conference information is also available. 

ATTACh  Association for the Treatment and Traing in the Attachment of Children
Information for parents and problems on attachment disorders.

Center for Adoption Medicine
The Center for Adoption Medicine is run by the University of Washington.  There is a tremendous amount of information on site including: common illness, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and traveling abroad.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Wealth of information on adoption for all members of the adoption triad. 

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness of domestic & international adoption & foster cares issues with congress and the public at large.

An independent voice for ethical adoption.
Updates available on domestic, international and foster care adoption.

Evan B. Donaldson Institute
The institute has information on adoption policy, research, and works
with the media to improve the perception of adoption. 

Florida Center for Child & Family Development
Use this page for Kathy Shea's links on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
HelpUsAdopt is a national, non-profit organization that provides grants
to help individuals and couples adopt.

IRS Adoption Tax Credit
IRS document that explains the Adoption Tax Credit which allows you
to recover some of the fees you have paid to complete an adoption.  

Joint Council on International Children's Services
As one of the oldest and largest child welfare organizations.
JCICS is the lead voice on intercountry children’s services.  
Kazakh Aul of the United States
A unique, nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the cultural needs of
American families with children from Kazakhstan and to teaching children
who live in Kazakhstan about American culture.  

MAVIN Foundation
A national organization celebrating & empowering mixed race people and families. 

National Adoption Foundation
Dedicated to providing financial support, information and services directly to adoptive families.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resource for parents and professionals on how to help children who have experienced trauma.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
NOFAS is a national clearinghouse of information on fetal alcohol syndrome   

New York State Adoption Service
This site contains information on how to adoption a waiting child in New York State including a listing of approved adoption agencies, information on the adoption process and links to other adoption resources on the Internet.

New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children
Advocacy group for adoptive and foster children and their families. This site has information on adoption subsidies, transracial adoption, and how to adopt a waiting child.  
AFCR is a member of NYSCCC

North American Council on Adoptable Children
NACAC is an association for adoptive parents support groups nationwide.  Its main focus is on waiting children in need of permanent homes.   
AFCR is a member of NACAC

Pact, An Adoption Alliance
Pact works with birth parents, adoptive parents and adoption professionals focusing on children of color having permanent homes.   

Rainbow Kids
This site contains information on adoption, support, child photolistings, articles and resources. The Free Stuff section has multicultural activities for children, adoption advocacy materials and a template for the family tree school assignment. 
Tapestry Books 
Specialized in books on adoption and infertility   

US Citizenship & Immigration Services
This site has information on immigration laws and policy as well as forms and directions for completing immigration of an internationally adopted child.

US State Department
State Department site includes information on international adoption with country specific information and travel tips.

Other Parent Support Organizations

Parent to Parent of NYS
500 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304
Parent to Parent of NYS is a resource for families of individuals with special needs
and the professionals who serve them.

Parent Network of the Capital Region

The PNCR provides resources and support for parents of special education children, and helps facilitate relationships between these parents and school districts.

P.O. Box 603
NY 12077
(518) 763-8019
Families of the
Region, Inc.
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