Resources for Adopting
The websites below are the work of heroic, smart people who make adoption possible.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has a wonderful website with every possible resource for US domestic adoption. They strongly believe that children in need of homes in the US should be prioritized over orphans outside the US. I believe that adopting any child who needs a family is good. Regardless, I highly recommend this accessible. powerful and thorough site.
Adoption Advocates International: We adopted our younger son through them and they are more than an agency. They, as their name says, advocate for children. Their site is rich, informative and accessible with information on how to adopt, resources and support for adoptive families, and political updates and actions you can take on behalf of international adoption and
Holt International has been doing this a long time. They began in response to Korean children orphaned in the war. Their website has an undercurrent of faith (Chritian) and is very informative, including the state of children in various countries and HoElizabethlt’s work there.
Wide Horizons for Children is an organization working for the well-being and security of vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide through orphan prevention, care and adoption. It is also an agency that provides adoption services.
Dr. Jane Aronson is known as “the orphan doctor”. This site is a no-nonsense how-to for both domestic and international adoption. Her Worldwide Orphans Foundation site explains the challenges of orphans and the foundations’s responses and efforts. Dr. Atronson has a blog of her writings and a photo journal of her travels.
Rainbow Kids provides adoption Information, International Adoptions, Special Needs Adoption, Adoption Articles and Waiting Child Photolistings.
Adopting.com is an appealing site with resources for everything from finding an agency in your area, to information on international and domestic adoption, to support chat rooms and more.
Karen’s Adoption Links is what it says — a long list of links for before, during and after adoption with a few sites for poetry thrown in.
ChildWelfare.gov provides resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, with a focus on adoption from the U.S. foster care system.
Adopt US kids raises public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and assists U.S. States, Territories, and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children.
A Child Waits offers grants and low-interest loans for int’l adoption.