Adoption Resources

Books and organizations you can turn to for help with the adoption process.

There are numerous books and organizations to help you navigate your way through the adoption process.

Books

The Essential Adoption Handbook by Colleen Alexander-Roberts

The Independent Adoption Manual, from Beginning to Baby by Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin

The Complete Adoption Book by Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin

The Penguin Adoption Handbook by Edmund Blair Bolles

From Foster Parent to Adoptive Parent: Helping Foster Parents Make an Informed Decision About Adoption by Heather Craig-Oldsen

The Adoption Resource Book (Fourth Edition) by Lois Gilman

Launching a Baby's Adoption: Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals by Patricia Johnson

Handbook for Single Adoptive Parents by Hope Marindin

Guide to Adoption by New Hope Communications

Special-Needs Adoption: A Study of Intact Families by James A. Rosenthal and Victor K. Groze

The Whole Life Adoption Book by Jayne E. Schooler

Adoption: A Legal Guide for Birth and Adoptive Parents by K.A. Sifferman

Loving Journeys: Guide to Adoption by Elaine L. Walker and Teresa Walsh, illustrator

How to Adopt a Child from Another Country by Eileen M. Wirth and Joan Worden

Organizations

National Adoption Center 1500 Walnut St., Ste. 701 Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-735-9988 or 800-TO-ADOPT Web site: http://www.adopt.org/ (family recruitment and online photolisting of waiting children)

National Adoption Foundation 100 Mill Plain Rd. Danbury, CT 06811 203-791-3811 (revolving adoption loan bank and grants to adoptive families)

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse 330 C St., SW Washington, DC 20447 703-352-3488 or 888-251-0075 Web site: http://www.childwelfare.gov/ (information service of U.S. DHHS Children's Bureau)

National Council for Adoption 1930 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20009-6207 202-328-1200 Web site: https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/

National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption 16250 Northland Dr., Ste. 120 Southfield, MI 48075 248-443-7080 Web site: http://www.nrcadoption.org/ (training and technical assistance on special needs adoption)

North American Council on Adoptable Children 970 Raymond Ave., Ste. 106 St. Paul, MN 55114-1149 561-644-3036 Web site: http://www.nacac.org/ (advocacy and information on subsidy)

One Church, One Child 2811-2-E Industrial Plaza Dr., Room 114 Tallahassee, FL 32301 904-488-8251 (church-based recruitment of and support to families of color)

Resolve, Inc. 1310 Broadway Somerville, MA 02144-1731 617-623-1156 Web site: http://www.resolve.org (info and support to families dealing with infertility)

Source: National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

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