adoption is a lifelong journey
There is an endless amount of information available on adoption and the learning process doesn’t end when your education hours have been completed. The resources below are here to help you navigate various aspects of preparing to adopt and parenting through adoption. Our Post Adoption Resources include resources for adoptees.
We’ve compiled a number of resources dedicated to helping families adopt through the support of Adoption Finance Coach, adoption grants, financial aid, etc. Visit Adoption Financing.
adoption learning partners
The vision of Adoption Learning Partners (ALP) is to make a positive measurable impact on adoption outcomes. ALP offers meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them. Visit Adoption Learning Partners.
adoptive families magazine
Adoptive Families is an award-winning resource for parents-to-be navigating the adoption process and for parents raising children through adoption. Founded as a black-and-white newsletter, OURS, in 1968, by Adoptive Families of America, Adoptive Families took its current name and switched to four-color publication in 1994. In 2014, Adoptive Families transformed into an all-digital quarterly magazine and relaunched adoptivefamilies.com as a comprehensive searchable website containing the many resources from more than 40 years of publication. Visit Adoptive Families Magazine.
adopt us kids
AdoptUSKids offers the only federally funded national photolisting of children and youth in United States foster care who are available for adoption. AdoptUSKids is here to help families every step of the way, from starting the process to foster or adopt to waiting for a placement to accessing supportive services for families. Visit AdoptUsKids.
building your family guide
Building Your Family: The Donor, Surrogacy, and Adoption Guide, a publication and website for anyone seeking to build their family via donor egg, donor embryo, surrogacy, or adoption. Visit Building Your Family Guide.
creating a family
Creating a Family is the national adoption & infertility education organization. Our mission is to provide support and unbiased information before, during and after adoption or fertility treatment to help create strong families. Visit Creating A Family.
dave thomas foundation
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to get adopted. We are America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care. A website full of resources and statistics for adoption. Visit Dave Thomas Foundation.
donaldson adoption institute
“From the beginning DAI has been focused on investigating and understanding the practices and experiences related to adoption and foster care adoption,” said April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of DAI. “With our ultimate goal of making families stronger, today we seek to realize a new vision by building on what we already know is best practice, actively listening to community voices, and creating practical tools and resources in order to accelerate positive change.” Visit The Donaldson Adoption Institute.
The name has changed, and the mission has broadened to now include support services for all types of adoptive families (domestic infant, international, kinship and foster care). Since 1980, the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network (MARN) was Minnesota’s only organization fully focused on advocating for the right of every child to a permanent, nurturing family. We will continue the original focus, but today MN ADOPT offers specific services and resources that also help sustain successful adoptions. Visit MN Adopt.
north american council on adoptable children
NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada—especially children and youth who are or have been in foster care and those with special needs. Visit NACAC.
RainbowKids began in 1996 as an advocacy resource for special needs and older children who languish in orphanages around the world. Since that time, it has grown into a network of advocacy and humanitarian organizations that support children and families through united efforts. Visit RainbowKids.