This agency is located in Colorado and offers a wide range of adoption services, including education and support groups for post-adoption counseling.
This agency is licensed in Illinois, California, and Texas. They specialize in international adoptions and also have a humanitarian and fundraising division to support orphanages and children not available for adoption.
Adoption Registry Connect
A place for adoptees and birth parents to connect.
Adoption Resource Center
This agency specializes in placing children of color.
This photo listing of eligible U.S. children is a service of the Adoption Exchange Association.
American Adoption Congress
This organization's mission statement is “We promote honesty, openness and respect for family connections in adoption, foster care and assisted reproduction.”
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
This is an active organization with a varied, helpful program.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
See National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption.
Child Welfare League of America (Making Children a National Priority)
The CWLA is one of the oldest groups to address child welfare issues. They're a great organization for adoptive parents and professionals and serve as a clearinghouse for dozens of organizations.
Adoption information and support.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
This organization is devoted to finding permanency for all adoptable children in foster care.
Families By Design
Nancy Thomas organized this group to provide education and support to adoptive families and children with attachment issues.
GU sponsors education and legislation designed to help kinship adoptions take place and flourish.
Grandparents As Parents
This approachable, excellent organization “provides programs and services to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising at risk children.”
Great Kids, Inc.
A large organization with professional-level training courses for social and mental health care workers, as well as curriculum to support all phases of child development.
Impact Publications, Inc.
Impact Publications targets foster parents, as well as adoptive parents who adopt from the foster care system.
“Lambda Legal is the oldest national organization pursuing high impact litigation, public education and advocacy on behalf of equality and civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV.” This includes adoption issues.
Lifeline Children and Family Services
This religious-based organization provides home studies, training, education, and support for licensing foster parents.
Life Site News
An online magazine that focuses on family values and cultural issues. Includes links to educational sites for parents and adoptive families.
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption
Adoption and post-legal-adoption services program planning, policy, and practice.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, “Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents” -- Fact sheet addressing issues faced by social workers evaluating same-sex couples for adoption and same-sex couples looking into adoption.
National Council for Adoption (NCFA)
NCFA is a leading national organization that sponsors education and support for adoptive families and all members of the triad.
National Foster Parent Association
This group offers varied, in-depth trainings during state and regional meetings around the country and annually at locations that alternate across regions.
North American Council on Adoptable Children
This group specializes in helping to place special needs children, including sibling groups, and in providing ongoing support after placement.
Pact: An Adoption Alliance
This caring, balanced group began nearly a decade ago to meet the needs of parents adopting across ethnic lines, especially those adopting racially mixed or African American children. They offer a full range of education, pre- and post-adoption counseling, as well as publications and family camps.
Russell, Marlou Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist/MFT
This psychologist works with children of all ages and their families, specializing in adoption issues. She offers education, information, and counseling for the lifelong impact of adoption.
Texas Christian Institute of Child Development
Director Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D., and her staff at TCU have been pioneers in solving complex attachment problems for children adopted from orphanages, out of foster care, or who have emotional disorders stemming from illness, accident, or abuse.
Tree House Foundation
Foster care support
United for Families, Inc.
This organization provides recruitment, training, and retention services for foster care, under contract from the state of Florida's Department of Children and Families.
We Care: Child & Family Services
This is a private foster-parent recruitment, training, and support group that is licensed by the state of Kentucky.