Adoption Organizations for Information, Advocacy, and Support
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 703.352.3488 or 888.251.0075
NAIC offers information on all aspects of adoption for professionals, policy makers, and the general public. The Clearinghouse develops and maintains a computerized database of books, journal articles, and other materials on adoption and related topics, conducts database searches, publishes materials on adoption, and gives referrals to related services and experts in the field. NAIC also maintains a database of experts knowledgeable in various areas of adoption practice.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Founded by adoptive parents, the North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children in the foster care system and the families who adopt them.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
New York, NY 10012
Phone:(212) 925-4089 Fax: (775) 796-6592
The Adoption Institute seeks to improve the quality of information about adoption, to enhance the understanding and perceptions about adoption, and to advance adoption policy and practice.
American Adoption Congress
PO Box 42730
Washington, DC 20015
Phone:(800) 888-7970; 202-483-3399
The American Adoption Congress (AAC) is an international network of individuals and organizations committed to honesty and openness in adoption and to reforms that protect of those involved from abuse or exploitation. Membership is open to adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, professionals, and all others who share a commitment to the AAC's goals.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Editorial and Advertising Offices
39 West 37th Street, 15th Floor • New York, NY 10018
Phone: 646-366-0830 • Fax: 646-366-0842
Subscription Customer Service: 800-372-3300
Center For Family Connections
350 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 547-0909 • Fax:(617) 497 5952
Serves individuals and families touched by adoption, foster care, kinship, and guardianship, as well as blended families. Offers education, consultation, advocacy, clinical treatment, and trainings to parents, agencies, schools, mental health workers, social workers, judges, and attorneys. For more information, see http://www.kinnect.org/training.html#fact
Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Expectant parent/Birthparent Resource line: 877-879-0669
Services include: a Web Site with comprehensive information, resource support, and professional training about open adoption. Offers in-service programs to hospital personnel, adoption professionals, and crisis pregnancy centers. Sponsors The Lifegiver's Festival, a conference for birthparents in open adoptions, and Shared Connections, a conference for birthmothers and adoptive mothers.
PACT: An Adoption Alliance
4179 Piedmont Ave. Suite 330
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 243-9460
Resources, research, information and support about transracial adoption. Provides post-adoption education services to adoptive families, pre-placement consultations, and same-race and transracial placement services involving infants of color. A quarterly newsletter, Pact Point of View, focuses on issues of race in the context of adoption. Pact offers monthly education workshops, a teen club and a yearly family camp for families of color .
CASE: The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc.
11120 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 205
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-593-9200 • Fax: 301-593-9203
Website: http://www.adoption support.org
Provides post-adoption counseling and educational services to families, educators, child welfare staff, and mental health providers in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Provides national training and consultation which integrates theory, strategies, and innovative models. Resources include W.I.S.E. UP Powerbook to assist children to stand up against adoption bias.
FAIR: Families Adopting in Response
Families Adopting In Response
Phone: (650) 856-3513
FAIR, PO Box 51436, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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