Adoption: Where Do I Start?: Additional Resources

Additional Resources

General Adoption

How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option (PDF – 2,221 KB) Booklet from the National Endowment for Financial Education (current through 2004)

Pediatricians With a Special Interest in Adoption and Foster Care Medicine (PDF – 52 KB) Nationwide listing from the American Academy of Pediatrics of physicians and clinics specializing in assessments of international adoptees

Domestic Adoption

Insight: Open Adoption Resources & Support Resources and support for families involved in open adoptions

Intercountry Adoption

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (click on Adoption) Downloadable forms and frequently asked questions about intercountry adoptions

U.S. Department of State Publications, news and statistics, factsheets, information on the Hague Convention, and country-specific information

The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption The full text of the May 1993 convention

Joint Council on International Children’s Services Membership organization that sets standards, conducts legislative advocacy and provides country-specific adoption information

Kinship Adoption

AARP Grandparent Information Center Information about being a good grandparent, visitation rights, and raising grandchildren

State Factsheets for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children State-by-State information about kinship care

Generations United Programs, trainings, resources, public policy, and events of interest to grandparents and other relatives raising children

Tools for Working With Kinship Caregivers (PDF - 130 KB) Training materials, handbooks, assessment tools, links, and publications from the Casey National Center for Resource Family Support

Adoption Publishers/Booksellers= (online)

Adoption World Specialties

EMK Press

Pact, An Adoption Alliance

Perspectives Press

Tapestry Books