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Links

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 info@nacac.org and let us know about the problem.

The links are organized into the following categories:


General Adoption Resources — U.S.

About.com
http://adoption.about.com

Adoption ... Assistance, Information, Support
www.adopting.org

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm

adopting.com
www.adopting.com

AdoptNet
www.adoptnet.org

AdoptUsKids
www.adoptuskids.org

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
www.davethomasfoundation.org

National Adoption Center
www.adopt.org

General Adoption Resources — Canada

National

Adoption Council of Canada
www.adoption.ca

Adoption Helper
www.familyhelper.net

Adoptive Parents
www.adoptiveparents.ca

Canada Adopts!
www.CanadaAdopts.com

Provincial

Goverment of Alberta Children and Youth Services
www.child.alberta.ca/home/600.cfm

Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia (AFABC)
www.bcadoption.com

Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs
www.gov.mb.ca/fs/index.html

New Brunswick Adoption Foundation
www.nbadoption.ca/

Northwest Territories Health and Human Services
http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/social-services/adoption

Nova Scotia Community Services
www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/adoption/

Adoption Council of Ontario
www.adoption.on.ca

Québec Adoption
www.quebecadoption.net

Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan
adoptionsask.org

Financing Adoption

Brittany's HOPE Foundation
www.brittanyshope.org

ForeAdoption Foundation
www.foreadoption.com

Gift of Adoption
www.giftofadoption.org

National Adoption Foundation
www.nafadopt.org

Show Hope
www.showhope.org

Foster Parent Information and Training

Foster Care and Adoptive Community
www.fosterparents.com

Foster Parent College
www.fosterparentcollege.com

National Foster Care Coalition
www.nationalfostercare.org

National Foster Parent Association
www.nfpainc.org


Exchanges and Photolistings

Adopt America Network
www.adoptamericanetwork.org
The Adoption Exchange
www.adoptex.org

AdoptUsKids
www.adoptuskids.org

Children Awaiting Parents
www.capbook.org

Child Welfare Information Gateway
(links to states' on-line photolistings)
www.childwelfare.gov

Jewish Children's Adoption Network
http://jcan.qwestoffice.net

Northwest Adoption Exchange
www.nwae.org

 Special Needs and Disabilities

Attachment

Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment
of Children (ATTACh)
www.attach.org

Attachment Disorder Site
attachmentdisorder.net

Attachment Disorder Support Group
adsg.syix.com/adsg/index.htm

Attachment and Trauma Network
www.radzebra.org

Reactive Attachment Disorder
www.radkid.org

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
www.chadd.org

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
www.add.org

Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Child
www.bipolarchild.com

Bipolar Disorders Center
http://www.patientcenters.com/bipolar/

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
www.bpkids.org

Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorders
www.conductdisorders.com

Mental Health America
www.nmha.org/go/conduct-disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
www.ccsa.ca

The FASD Center
www.fascenter.samhsa.gov/

FASD Connections
www.fasdconnections.ca

FAS Family Resource Institute
www.fetalalcoholsyndrome.org

FASlink—Fetal Alcohol Disorder Society
www.faslink.org

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
www.nofas.org

General Special Needs and Disabilities

About Our Kids (New York University Child Study Center)
www.AboutOurKids.org

ChildTrauma Academy
www.childtrauma.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
www.nichcy.org

Learning Disabilities/Educational Issues

Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org

LD Online
www.ldonline.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities
www.ncld.org

PACER Center
www.pacer.org

Wrightslaw—Special Education Advocate
www.wrightslaw.com

Mental Health

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
www.bazelon.org

A Home Within (provides free therapy to youth in foster care)
http://www.ahomewithin.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org

Sensory Integration

Sensory Processing Disorder Network
www.spdfoundation.net

Tourette Syndrome

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm

National Tourette Syndrome Association
www.tsa-usa.org

Tourette Syndrome "Plus"
www.tourettesyndrome.net

International Adoption

Joint Council on International Children's Services
www.jointcouncil.org

Rainbow Kids
www.rainbowkids.com

U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues
http://adoption.state.gov/

Openness/Search and Reunion

Adoption: A Gathering
www.pbs.org/weblab/adoption

Adoption Reunion Registry
http://registry.adoption.com/

American Adoption Congress
www.americanadoptioncongress.org

Bastard Nation
www.bastards.org

Concerned United Birthparents
www.cubirthparents.org

International Soundex Reunion Registry
www.isrr.net

 Child Welfare Policy and Legislation

Adoption Advocates — Adoption Policy Resource Center
www.fpsol.com/adoption/advocates.html

Association of the Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA)
www.aaicama.org/cms/

Chapin Hall
www.chapinhall.org

Children's Rights
www.childrensrights.org

Child Welfare Institute
www.gocwi.org

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
www.adoptioninstitute.org

Fostering Connections Resource Center
www.fosteringconnections.org

National Association of Counsel for Children
www.NACCchildlaw.org

Florida Tech University (links to a variety of child welfare tatistics)
http://www.floridatechonline.com/online-degree-resources/child-abuse-statistics-and-research-guide/

Urban Institute
www.urban.org

Adoption Publishers/Booksellers

Adoption World Publishing
www.adoptionworld.net

Child Welfare League of America
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/Shopping/Shopping.aspx?
Site=CWLA&WebCode=Shopping

EMK Press
www.emkpress.com

Guilford Press
www.guilford.com

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
www.jkp.com/

Pact, An Adoption Alliance
www.pactadopt.org

Perspectives Press
www.perspectivespress.com

Routledge
www.routledge.com/

Tapestry Books
www.tapestrybooks.com

Special Populations

Gay and Lesbian Parents

Center Kids
www.gaycenter.org/families/

Families Like Ours
www.familieslikeours.org

Family Equality Council
www.familyequality.org

Human Rights Campaign All Children–All Families Initiative
www.hrc.org/resources/entry/
all-children-all-families-about-the-initiative

First Nations and Native American Families

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
www.fncfcs.com

National Indian Child Welfare Association
www.nicwa.org

Jewish Parents

Jewish Children's Adoption Network
www.jcan.qwestoffice.net

Stars of David International, Inc.
www.starsofdavid.org

Kinship Care Providers

Brookdale Foundation
www.brookdalefoundation.org

CANGRANDS
www.cangrands.com

Child Welfare League of America
www.cwla.org/programs/kinship

Generations United
www.gu.org

The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center
www.grandfamilies.org


National Child Welfare Resource Centers

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption
www.nrcadoption.org

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
www.nrcpfc.org

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids

National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/child_law/what_we_do/projects/rclji.html

National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology
www.nrccwdt.org

National Resource Center on Diligent Recruitment
http://www.adoptuskids.org/about-us/national-resource-center-for-diligent-recruitment

National Resource Center for Youth Development
http://nrcys.ou.edu/yd/

Current and Former Foster Youth

Foster Care Alumni Association (FCAA)
www.fostercarealumni.org

Foster Care Central
www.fostercarecentral.org

Foster Care Council of Canada
www.afterfostercare.ca

FosterClub
www.fosterclub.com

The Purple Project
www.thepurpleproject.com

 

Other

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
www.adoptionattorneys.org
Annie E. Casey Foundation Family to Family Initiative
www.aecf.org/Home/MajorInitiatives/Family to Family.aspx

Casey Family Programs
www.casey.org

Casey Family Services
www.caseyfamilyservices.org

Child Welfare League of America
www.cwla.org

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
www.davethomasfoundation.org

Foster Care to Success
http://fc2success.org

Heart Gallery of America, Inc.
www.heartgalleryofamerica.org/

National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
www.law.capital.edu/adoption

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
www.ncfy.com

National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association
www.nationalcasa.org

National Mentoring Partnership
www.mentoring.org

Wednesday's Child
http://wednesdayschild.adopt.org

 

 

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