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Adoption Resources

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


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


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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