If you're considering adoption, or you've already adopted a child, these organizations and websites offer information, support and other resources. Our International Adoption Clinic can also help you navigate the adoption process.

General information & support

Extensive commercial site with links to adoption-related websites, list servers, photo listings, and resources

Adoption Learning Partners
Provides web-based courses, moderated chat rooms, book reviews and educational resources for adoptive parents, adopted individuals, birth parents and adoption professionals

Adoptive Families
Magazine, website and online newsletter serving families before, during and after adoption by offering in-depth adoption information and resources from adoption professionals and adoptive parents

CASE: The Center for Adoption Support and Education
Private nonprofit support center offering national resources for adoptive families and professionals through training, publications and consultations

Extensive support website that lists adoption-related articles, professional resources, shops and services

FAIR: Families Adopting in Response
All-volunteer organization offering information, education, support and fellowship to adoptive and pre-adoptive families

Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Nonprofit organization supporting transcultural and transracial adoptive families through heritage camps, which provide culturally relevant and family-centered experiences for all family members

North American Council of Adoptable Children
Extensive website resource on adoption and foster care, with information about the council's advocacy, education, adoption support and leadership development efforts in the United States and Canada

Multicultural adoption alliance dedicated to providing quality adoption-related services, particularly to children of color and their birth and adoptive parents, with extensive educational outreach and resources on matters of race and adoption

Pact Resource Library
Access to publications about adoption, parenting, racial identity and family diversity for children and adults

Rainbow Kids
Online magazine offering guides and articles on various aspects of international adoption, including older children or children with special needs

National association dedicated to issues of infertility and adoption, offering adoption-related support groups, workshops, and conferences

U.S. State Department: Intercountry Adoption
Government site that provides guidance to U.S. citizens seeking information about international adoptions

Resources by country or region

East Asia

Website devoted to educating parents of children adopted internationally about post-adoption issues, especially those related to reactive attachment disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

An organization of Korean adoptees, adoptive parents and Korean Americans that links individuals and organizations across the U.S. and Canada

Korean Focus
Support group offering educational programs to further understanding of Korean and Korean American issues and heritage, social events for adoptive families and multiethnic Korean American families, and a quarterly newsletter with articles and announcements

Russia & Eastern Europe

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)
A national organization for families adopting from Eastern Europe and beyond, FRUA actively supports local chapters, conducts a national conference, publishes a newsletter, supports advocacy and works with orphanages.

Resources for children with special needs

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Services for adoption professionals as well as information for the public on its website

ATTACh: Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children
International coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping children with attachment difficulties by sharing knowledge, talents and resources

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Leading nonprofit organization providing information, education, support and advocacy for people with attention deficit disorders

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Organization providing information, support and assistance to families of children with disabilities

Hepatitis B Foundation
National nonprofit organization dedicated to people affected by hepatitis B, serving as a primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public

Learning Disabilities Association of America
National nonprofit organization for individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who care for them