The following organizations and individuals offer additional information about adoption and child welfare issues. Although NACAC staff have visited these sites before listing them here, many of them are extensive and change regularly, and we cannot be responsible for the information found on these sites. If you find that a particular link is invalid, please send an e-mail to and let us know about the problem.

The links are organized into the following categories:

General Adoption Resources — U.S.

Adoption ... Assistance, Information, Support

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System


Child Welfare Information Gateway

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

National Adoption Center

General Adoption Resources — Canada


Adoption Council of Canada

Adoption Helper

Adoptive Parents

Canada Adopts!


Goverment of Alberta Children and Youth Services

Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia (AFABC)

Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs

New Brunswick Adoption Foundation

Northwest Territories Health and Human Services

Nova Scotia Community Services

Adoption Council of Ontario

Québec Adoption

Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan

Financing Adoption

Brittany's HOPE Foundation

Gift of Adoption

National Adoption Foundation

Show Hope

Foster Parent Information and Training

Foster Care and Adoptive Community

Foster Parent College

National Foster Care Coalition

National Foster Parent Association

Exchanges and Photolistings

Adopt America Network
The Adoption Exchange


Children Awaiting Parents

Child Welfare Information Gateway
(links to states' on-line photolistings)

Jewish Children's Adoption Network

Northwest Adoption Exchange

 Special Needs and Disabilities


Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment
of Children (ATTACh)

Attachment Disorder Support Group

Attachment and Trauma Network

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Child

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorders

Mental Health America

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

The FASD Center

FASlink—Fetal Alcohol Disorder Society

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

General Special Needs and Disabilities

New York University Child Study Center

ChildTrauma Academy

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (now hosted at Center for Parent and Information Resources Center website)

Learning Disabilities/Educational Issues

Council for Exceptional Children

LD Online

National Center for Learning Disabilities

PACER Center

Wrightslaw—Special Education Advocate

Mental Health

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

A Home Within (provides free therapy to youth in foster care)

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Sensory Integration

Sensory Processing Disorder Network

Tourette Syndrome

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Tourette Syndrome Association

Tourette Syndrome "Plus"

International Adoption

Joint Council on International Children's Services

Rainbow Kids

U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues

Openness/Search and Reunion

Adoption: A Gathering

Adoption Reunion Registry

American Adoption Congress

Bastard Nation

Concerned United Birthparents

International Soundex Reunion Registry

 Child Welfare Policy and Legislation

Adoption Advocates — Adoption Policy Resource Center

Association of the Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA)

Chapin Hall

Children's Rights

Donaldson Adoption Institute

Fostering Connections Resource Center

National Association of Counsel for Children

Florida Tech University (links to a variety of child welfare tatistics)

Urban Institute

Adoption Publishers/Booksellers

Adoption World Publishing

Child Welfare League of America

EMK Press

Guilford Press

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Pact, An Adoption Alliance

Perspectives Press


Tapestry Books

Special Populations

Gay and Lesbian Parents

Center Kids

Families Like Ours

Family Equality Council

Human Rights Campaign All Children–All Families Initiative

First Nations and Native American Families

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Jewish Parents

Jewish Children's Adoption Network

Kinship Care Providers

Brookdale Foundation


Child Welfare League of America

Generations United

The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center

National Child Welfare Resource Centers

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption

National Center for Child Welfare Excellence

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues

National Resource Center on Diligent Recruitment

Current and Former Foster Youth

Foster Care Alumni Association (FCAA)

Foster Care Central


The Purple Project



American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Annie E. Casey Foundation Family to Family Initiative to Family.aspx

Casey Family Programs

Casey Family Services

Child Welfare League of America

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Family and Youth Law Center

Foster Care to Success

Heart Gallery of America, Inc.

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association

National Mentoring Partnership

Wednesday's Child



North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848