Resources: Adoption Education and Support

Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
National association (formerly known as The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys) of approximately 330 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law and/or assisted reproduction law. The Academy’s work includes promoting adoption law reform and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices.

Adoption Forums
Find support and encouragement from others regarding adoption.

Adoptive Families Magazine
Online and printed adoption parenting guide which has provided trusted information and inspiration to adoptive families for over 30 years.

Adoptive Parents Committee
Parent support group, with chapters throughout the tri-state area, which is dedicated to improving all aspects of the adoption and interim (foster) care process.

Center for Adoption Policy
Extensive website providing research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and inter-country adoption.

Center for Adoption Support and Education
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education to everyone in the adoption community.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Creating a Family
National adoption & infertility education organization whose mission is to strengthen families through unbiased education and support for infertility patients, adoptive parents, and allied professionals.

Department of State
Inter-country adoption information from starting the process through post-adoption information.

Family Equality Council
Advocacy organization dedicated to changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including LGBTQ families.

Infertility & Adoption
Providing a place of learning, growth, connection, and support to those who are or will be raising “chosen” children.

Jewish Adoption
Jewish parents hoping to adopt, Jewish adoption professionals, forums full of adoption information for Jewish families, an adoption registry to search for Jewish birth families, waiting kids, scriptures, poetry, family stories, and much more.

Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Organization (JAFCO)
Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, Inc. (JAFCO) is a nonprofit agency established in April 1992 providing one less obstacle in the healing process by providing a child with a familiar cultural and religious environment.

National Adoption Center
Focused on adoption of children with special needs and those children who are at risk.

National Council for Adoption
Support to both domestic and foreign efforts that ensure every child lives, grows and thrives in a safe, permanent and loving family.

National Adoption Foundation
Dedicated to providing financial assistance, services and support to families, before, during and after their adoptions are final.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families
New Jersey list of state approved adoption agencies.

New York State Citizens Coalition for Children
An organization of New York state citizens dedicated to improving services for at risk children and advocating for systemic change in the adoption and foster care system.

New York State Adoption Services
The New York State Adoption Service is the focus of adoption services in the Division of Development and Prevention Services which is a division of The Office of Children and Family Services

New York Office of Children and Family Services
New York list of state authorized adoption agencies.

PACT, An Adoption Alliance
Dedicated to providing adoption-related services to children of color, their birth parents and adoptive parents.

National non-profit organization devoted to providing education, advocacy and support to people experiencing infertility. RESOLVE has local and regional chapters throughout the United States.

Tapestry Books
An on-line bookstore providing adoption classics as well as cutting edge information on adoption issues.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Government website containing information on international adoption as well as required forms to be completed by prospective international adoptive parents.