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Best Pre-Adoption Websites



General Adoption Information

Adoptive Families
www.adoptivefamilies.com
National magazine for families before and after adoption. Includes searchable databases of adoption programs, attorneys, and parent support groups.

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org/healthtopics/adoption.cfm
Includes directory of pediatricians specializing in adoption.

Ethica: A Voice for Ethical Adoption
ethicanet.sitesteaders.com
Updates on changes in adoption law and practice in the U.S. and around the world.

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
www.adoptioninstitute.org
Adoption research, white papers, facts, and policy papers.

Institute for Adoption Information
www.adoptioninformationinstitute.org
Adoption information for schools, journalists, and health professionals.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov
Summaries of state by state law, databases of agencies, support groups, reliable fact sheets.

International Adoption

Comeunity: Adoption Support
www.comeunity.com
Adoption and disability information. Comprehensive adoption listserve index.

Joint Council on International Children’s Services
www.jointcouncil.org
Intercountry adoption agencies promoting ethical practice and child welfare practices.

Karen Holt’s Adoption Links
www.karensadoptionlinks.com
Comprehensive list of adoption links and Web sites.

Rainbow Kids
www.rainbowkids.com
Monthly international adoption e-zine.Waiting children.

U.S. State Department
adoption.state.gov
Summaries of international adoption laws. INS requirements and processes.

Domestic Adoption

AdoptUSKids
www.adoptuskids.org
Photolistings of American children awaiting adoption.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
www.adoptionattorneys.org
National directory of attorneys who specialize in adoption.

American Adoption Congress
www.americanadoptioncongress.org
Adoption reform and open records resources.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
www.davethomasfoundationforadoption.org
Support for foster adopters.

North American Council on Adoptable Children
www.nacac.org
Extensive resources for families considering foster adoption.

National Adoption Center
www.adopt.org
Adoption information, work and adoption initiative.

Best Country Specific Web Sites

Adopting from Russia
www.adoptingfromrussia.com

Eastern European Adoption Coalition
http://eeadopt.org

Families with Russian and Ukranian Children
www.frua.org

Families with Children from China
www.fwcc.org

Latin American Parents Association
www.lapa.com

Guatemala Adoptive Families Network
www.guatefam.org

Families with Children from Vietnam
www.fcvn.org

iChild
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ichild/info

Kazakh Adoptive Families
www.kazakhadoptivefamilies.com

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network
www.kaanet.com
Network of U.S. and Canadian groups and individuals related to Korean adoptions.

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