International Adoption Resources

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Child DevelopmentMedical ResourcesGeneral Resources
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Adoption Stories

Found in China
Six mid-western families go on a heritage tour back to China.

Tapestry Books
Adoption related books for every facet of adoption. Self-help, fiction, non-fiction, testimonials, and staff recommendations make this a great resource all around.

Passage to the Heart: Writings from Families with Children from China
A Passage to the Heart: Writings from Families with Children from China is the collaborative effort of more than two dozen chapters of FCC and similar adoptive-family support groups in three countries.

With Eyes Wide Open: A Workbook for Parents Adopting International Children Over Age One
International adoption information with a focus on children aged one and over.

Child Development

Parenting the Hurt Child : Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow
Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky explain how to manage a hurting child with loving wisdom and resolve, and how to preserve your stability while untangling their thorny hearts.

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft
Toddler Adoption is a resource designed to help adopting parents and placing professionals involved in adoptions of children in the unique developmental stage from ages one to three, usually referred to as toddlerhood.

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents
Attaching in Adoption focuses on special needs, families who are coming together through foster programs, at later ages, or across cultural lines will find it especially helpful. Both psychologically detailed and straightforwardly helpful, it can be of equal benefit to counselors and parents alike.

China Adoption Resources

China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption
CCAA is the Centrail Authority of China responsible for the adoption process.

Consulate General of the US Guangzhou China
Visa issuance’s for adopted children from China; also has many forms and news resources.

Love Without Boundaries
A humanitarian aid organization that provides support to children with special needs in China. provide videos of various special needs so that prospective families can learn more about the medical conditions.

China Adopt Talk Rumor Queen
Book Reviews, Forums, Community Notices, and general Miscellany related to Adopting from China.

Hague Information

Government Inter-Country Adoption Site
This website contains statistics, and information concerning all aspects of inter-country adoption concerning who is eligible to adopt financial information and Hague convention information.

Hague Guide for Parents
Hague Convention Guide for prospective adoptive parents. Explains the Hague countries in detail and provides a general overview of the international adoption process.

Medical Resources

Adoption Doctors
The International Adoption Clinic of Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center offers pre and post-adoption services to families who are adopting a child either internationally or domestically. The services are designed to augment the care provided by the child’s primary health care provider.

International Adoption Doctor
Provides pre-adoption consultations, medical history reviews, and preparation for international travel to parents looking to adopt a child internationally.

Language Development
Dr. Sharon Glennon Language Development in Internationally adopted children.

Boris Gindis Adoption Psychologist
Website of Dr. Boris Gindis Adoption Psychologist for internationally adopted children.

Centers for Disease Control
Information about health issues related to international adoption.

South Korea Adoption Resources

Korean Adoptee
Information about people adopted from Korea, and issues concerning attachment, identity, and culture in a western world.

Support

Adoptions Together
Pre- and post-adoption counseling and education are available in Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia. Since 1993, Adoptions Together has been supporting adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees, as well as reaching out to schools, medical providers, and the general community. Our primary objective is “Keeping Families Strong.” We also provide extensive training on clinical and adoption-related issues to human services professionals and psychotherapists nationwide.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.

Adoptive Parent Support Forum
Adoption.com forums. Extremely extensive and covers every imaginable group. Really wonderful forums and community resource!

General

Youth Scholarship
College Scholarship program for adopted or foster child.

Adoption Based Forms
List of all government adoption based forms.

Asian Nation: Adopted Asian Americans
Adopted Asian American Cultural Identity issues, history, culture, demographics, articles, and social issues.

I parenting.com adoption channel
Adoption articles, advice, news, and tips.

Our Adopt
Adoption news and events. Up to date and active.

Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute
Adoption policy, education, research, events, and publications.

Adoption Tax Credit 2013