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“The decision to adopt a child has brought profound joy and meaning into the lives of Americans across our country...As parents and as family members, it is our task to do all we can to give our children the very best.”

- President Obama, Presidential Proclamation, National Adoption Month, November 2011

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Adopte1.org Adopte1.orges el sitio web en español de AdoptUSKids.org, una colaboración desarrollada para reclutar familias para niños en Estados Unidos en espera a la adopción.


Adoptive Families Magazine Adoptive Families Magazineis dedicated to building and strengthening families through adoption.


Adoptive Families Together (AFT) Adoptive Families Together (AFT)is supportive network of adoptive parents, who combine experiences and information to strengthen families and adoptions.


AdoptUsKids.org AdoptUsKids.orgis a national photo listing service for children awaiting adoption across the United States.


Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)C.A.S.E. is a private, non-profit adoptive family support center. Its programs focus on helping children from a variety of foster care and adoptive backgrounds to receive understanding and support which will enable them to grow into successful, productive adults. In addition to services for adoptive parents and their children, C.A.S.E. has developed numerous programs to educate others in the helping profession to understand the unique issues presented by adoption. Resources for all


Child Welfare Information Gateway Child Welfare Information Gateway(formerly National Adoption Information Clearinghouse), a comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption, is a service of the Children's Bureau and the Adminstration for Children and Families.


Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Instituteis a national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice. The Adoption Institute is a reliable, unbiased and respected voice for ethical adoption practices that respect all people touched by adoption. The Mission of the Institute is to Improve the quality of information about adoption, enhance the understanding and perception of adoption, and advance adoption policy and practice.


Families Like Ours, Inc. Families Like Ours, Inc.provides adoptive and pre-adoptive families with a centralized resource for information and support. All our services are FREE to adoptive and pre-adoptive families. All our programs are in place for gay, lesbian, and other non-traditional adoptive families.


National Adoption Center's Online Adoption Community National Adoption Center\'s Online Adoption CommunityNational online community features social network, member area, forum and events.


National Resource Center for Adoption National Resource Center for Adoption(NRCA) provides information to aid with special needs adoption programs as well as resources available through the NRCA. Also offered are web links to other helpful organizations and publications with a particular emphasis on working with special needs adoption.


National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planningat the Hunter College School of Social Work, in collaboration with our partners at the Child Welfare League of America and the National Indian Child Welfare Association, is a training, technical assistance,and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of state, local, Tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies to: institutionalize a safety-focused, family-centered, and community-based approach to meet the needs of children, youth and families.


National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoptions - Spaulding for Children National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoptions - Spaulding for Childrenis a national resource that provides training, consultation and information materials for professionals, organizations and adoptive parents.


National Resource Center for Youth Development National Resource Center for Youth Development(NRCYD) increases the capacity and resources of states and Tribes to effectively help youth in care establish permanent connections and achieve successful transitions to adulthood. The Center bases its technical assistance and training around the following four core principles: youth development, collaboration, cultural competence, and permanent connections.


North American Council on Adoptable Children North American Council on Adoptable Children(NACAC) is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.


The Learning Center The Learning Center, presented by the National Adoption Center, is the home of the Adoption RoadMap. The overall goal of the NAC's Adoption RoadMap - Family Preparation Course is to prepare adults for the adoption process and for parenting adopted children, especially children with special needs, through a convenient online study method called distance learning.



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