At ADOPTIONS OF INDIANA, we believe that it is important to stay informed about adoption issues and be prepared as an adoptive parent to deal with them as they arise.
Education and resources will define your experience throughout the adoption process. We believe the better informed you are, and the more you know about your situation, the more prepared you will be along this journey. Below are resources we think you’ll find invaluable in your search for useful information.
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General Adoption Information:
Adoption.com provides a clearinghouse for information, products, forums, and many other offerings related to adoption.
Adoptive Families Magazine, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
Adoption Learning Partners provides an array of e-learning classes for adoptive parents.
Adoption Research Project @University of Minnesota/University of Texas (Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections (Grotevant & McRoy).
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys website provides contact information for academy members nationwide as well as other important information.
Child Welfare Information Gateway offers resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care.
Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) is a bicameral, bipartisan caucus of members of Congress dedicated to improving adoption policy and practice, and to focusing public attention on the advantages of adoption.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children in North America’s foster care system.
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, founded in 1996, is a national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.
Indiana Adoption Code review specifics of Indiana adoption law.
Indiana General Assembly contact information
Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc., a non-profit adoption educational organization, Sherrie offers online resources for encouragement, coloring projects for children, nine years of archived newsletters, and free adoption workbooks.
Public/Foster to Adoption:
AdoptUSKids is a website to assist with the recruitment of adoptive families for children placed in foster care and to provide post-placement recourses for adoptive families.
National Adoption Center expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care throughout the United States, and is a resource to families and to agencies who seek the permanency of caring homes for children.
North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.
Special Needs Adoption Services & Support:
Transracial Adoptive Parenting:
Bridge Communications educates and shares information with individuals, families, social service providers and schools about the multicultural, multiracial experience.
Pact, An Adoption Alliance provides the highest quality adoption services to children of color and their adoptive parents through literature, education, and support.
For Birth Parents:
Birthmom Buds is an organization and website that provides peer counseling, support, encouragement, and friendship to pregnant women considering adoption, as well as women who have already placed children for adoption.
Lifemothers offers resources, support, and compassion to birth mothers.
On Your Feet Foundation grant program to assist birth parents in completing their education and training.
For Adult Adoptees:
Child Welfare Information Gateway Find information and resources on searching for birth relatives, reunion, obtaining birth and adoption records, support groups, and relevant laws and policies.
Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc., a non-profit adoption educational organization, Sherrie offers online resources for encouragement, nine years of archived newsletters, and free adoption workbooks.