Useful Websites

The internet can be a marvelous resource for adoptive parents seeking adoption support services, as well as education for adoption related issues. We’ve compiled a list of our most valuable and popular resources for families who wish to learn more about adoption, the adoption process, and issues that affect families who have chosen adoption. To learn more, visit:

National Adoption Center – The National Adoption Center expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care throughout the United States, and is a resource to families and to agencies who seek the permanency of caring homes for children.

Adopt America Network – Adopt America Network partners with hundreds of public and private organizations across the country, matching waiting children with eager families. – A resource for families considering adoption. It contains articles, resources and tips for people considering or those who already have adopted.

AdoptUsKids – The mission of AdoptUsKids is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and to assist U.S. States, Territories and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with

BeyondConsequences – Provides helpful articles and resources for adoptive parents

Child Photolisting Websites – Directory of State and International Adoption Photo listings of children who wait for adoption.

Child Welfare League of America – CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. Our impact is felt worldwide.

Children Awaiting Parents – CAP’s mission is to recruit foster and adoptive families across the United States for children who have been waiting the longest for a family. Our waiting children are often older, minorities, sibling groups who wish to be placed together, or children with emotional, mental and/or physical disabilities – children who are typically categorized as “special needs” or “hardest to place”.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – This is a great site for adoption facts, information, free resources, myths and misrepresentations. They have an amazing links page that has to be visited. It is broken up into categories and is one of the most comprehensive links pages available.

Illinois Directory for Adoption
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. – They recruit, educate, support and advocate for families throughout the adoption process while targeting recruitment efforts to attract potential parents for specific waiting children. We are the Commonwealth’s central clearinghouse for adoption information and referral, and work to identify potential matches between children and families. Get source for information and resources in Massachusetts and New England.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption – Information to aid with special needs adoption programs as well as resources available through the NRCA. Also offered are web links to other helpful organizations and publications with a particular emphasis on working with special needs adoption.

North American Council on Adoptable Children – Great resource for information on Title IV-E Adoption Assistance program for each state and Canadian province. – RaiseAChild is committed to building a supportive community for foster and adoptive families.

Raise the The Adoption Exchange recruits families for children who have survived abuse and neglect, supports adoptive families throughout every phase of the adoption process, and trains child welfare professionals. The Adoption Exchange maintains a national training presence and connects children in eight member states CO, MO, NV, NM, OK, SD, UT and WY with American families living here and abroad.

RG Adoption Consulting – Adoption Consulting Services

The Ties Program: Adoptive Family Travel – The Ties Program serves adoptive families worldwide and offers family travel programs to children’s home countries with experienced staff and chaperones.

UMass Med Center for Adoption Research – Develops practical methods for improving adoption and foster care policy and practice.

Voice for Adoption – Voice for Adoption is a national collaboration of child welfare organizations whose mission is to speak in a single voice with policy makers, representing the interests of foster children awaiting adoption and the families who adopt them.