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Resources for Adoptive Families

Read NACAC's updated fact sheet on the federal Adoption Tax Credit

The following articles are designed to help families who have adopted children with special needs. The articles are from Adoptalk, NACAC's quarterly newsletter, and each will open in a new window in the Adoptalk section of this web site.

Additional articles and other resources are available from other entities. Please visit the Links page of this web site to access other adoption organizations, organizations dealing with specific special needs, and more.


Self-Care: Barriers and Basics for Foster/Adoptive Parents — Fall 2005

Talking to Children about Adoption Assistance — Summer 2004

Advice for Adoptive Parents — Summer 2004

Plan, Prepare, and Support to Prevent Disruptions — Fall 2003

Disruption Support Is Crucial — Summer 2003

Talking with Your Adopted Teen: It's Possible and Important — Summer 2003

Staying Connected: How Foster Parents Can Help Smooth Adoption Transitions — Summer 2003

Therapy Plays an Important Role in Adoptive Families Lives — Fall 2002

School & Adoption: Navigating IEPs, IDEA, and Special Services — Summer 2002

Allegations Happen: How to Prevent and Survive Them — Spring 2002

Girdles, Laxatives, and Respite — Fall 2000


Special Needs

FASD: Advocacy Advice from the Experts — Spring 2004

Beyond Sexual Abuse: Families Can Promote Healing — Spring 2003

ADHD: Knowledge is Power— Winter 2003

Intensive In-Home Treatment for RAD Shows Promise — Winter 2003

ADHD Treatment Options Prove Effective — Fall 2002

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