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National Adoption Organizations that Provide Support to Adopted Persons, Adoptive Parents, and Families

A list of organizations that offer support for people involved with adoption; how to contact these organizations for more information.... [more]

Federal and Private Resource Centers and Clearinghouses

A list of clearinghouses and resource centers for more information; includes addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail, and website as applies.... [more]

Resources for Searching for Birth Relatives

A list of resources useful in the search for birth relatives; includes information on how to contact these resources for further information.... [more]

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Insight for Adoptive Parents when it comes to understanding the "heart" of an adopted child.... [more]

International Soundex Reunion Registry

A registry that help adoptees or birthparents find their kin by birth. It is the largest non-profit international registry.... [more]

Adoption Web Sites

You can find reliable information on the Internet, say the authors in this March/April 1999 article.... [more]

Examining the Adoption Option:

Author's advice and suggestions to expecting birthmothers.... [more]

Using the Adoption Search Information to Complete the Puzzle

The process of organizing and using one's search information to complete the adoption search puzzle.... [more]

Adopting Privately or Independently?

Prospective adoptive parents need to be sure they understand the requirements and limitations of the laws of their home state.... [more]

New Mexico's Heart Gallery Heightens Awareness and Interest

The Heart Gallery portraits have inspired heightened interest in foster care and adoption, and drawn national attention.... [more]

Therapy Plays an Important Role in Adoptive Families' Lives

Recent brain research has demonstrated the devastating long-term effects of early trauma, and ongoing work looks at how children deal with and express grief. Many children who are adopted experience a kind of open-ended grief because they are separated from family members who have not died.... [more]

Denying Access to Black Families Hurts Children

The study found that African Americans and Latinos are more likely to seriously consider the option than white Americans.... [more]

Payment of Nonrecurring Expenses for Special Needs Adoption

Rule provides for payment by the federal government of a 50 percent matching share of nonrecurring adoption expenses reimbursed by states.... [more]

It Sounds Right, But Is It the Right Thing?

Author discusses doing what is right and her opinion on how to decide.... [more]

The Rose

A poem written following an adoptee's first visit to her birth mother's grave.... [more]

State Laws and Fees

Since adoption is governed by state statute, each state makes its own laws, and each agency or other entity assisting in the adoption process sets its own fees for adoption services.... [more]

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