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, birth families, and adoptive families.
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 Medicine Clinic
The mission of the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the U of MN is to help make sure families are prepared to make the decision of a lifetime, and, once your child has come home, to support you in making this transition and beyond. Visit the Adoption Medicine Clinic.
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. 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. The site also boasts a wealth of helpful resources. 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.
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E)
C.A.S.E. is a national leader in mental health services for the adoption and foster care community. They use a family-centered, strengths-based, collaborative, clinical approach, combined with educational resources and support that empowers families to thrive. Visit C.A.S.E.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Find resources for adoptive families that explain what to expect at various developmental stages. Also, learn how to talk about adoption, address adoption issues in school, help children with grief and loss, recognize and get help for postadoption depression, find needed services, and obtain financial assistance. Visit Child Welfare Information Gateway.
Creating a Family
Creating a Family is the national adoption & infertility education organization. Their 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.
Note: as a client of CH/LSS you have access to additional trainings
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. They are America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care. Their website boasts a wealth of information and statistics including an annual listing of adoption-friendly workplaces. Visit Dave Thomas Foundation.
Harlow’s Monkey is a website and blog about the experience of transracial and intercountry adoption from the adopted person’s perspective. This site contains the blog that began in 2006, as well as many resources on transracial and intercountry adoption. Visit Harlow’s Monkey.
MN ADOPT includes support services for all types of adoptive families (domestic infant, international, kinship, and foster care). Established in 1980 as MARN, MN ADOPT is Minnesota’s only organization fully focused on advocating for the right of every child to a permanent, nurturing family. MN ADOPT offers specific services, a helpline, and resources that also help sustain successful adoptions. Visit MN ADOPT.
National Council for Adoption (NCFA)
The National Council For Adoption provides resources, education, and advocacy for all people and organizations connected to adoption so that every child can thrive in a nurturing, permanent family. Visit NFCA.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
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.