A Westernized Adoptee
Discussion forum to discuss the ramifications of the westernization of adoptees, both culturally and ethnically.
Adoptee's Right to Know
Promoting the right of adoptees to learn about their birthfamilies. Search, legal, and activist resources.
Court unseals adoption records in Florida due to fraudulent black market baby broker activity. Includes Associated Press coverage.
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Promotes reform of adoption laws and helps disseminate information on ethical adoption practices. Member directory, media contacts, and news.
American Adoption Congress
International network of individuals and organizations committed to adoption reform. Includes a profile, news, list of board members, legislation information, and membership details.
Americans for Open Records
Supports public access to birth certificates and medical records. Includes articles, active lobby details and personal pages.
Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
Provides information on a uniform law enacted in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that protects children who are placed across state lines for foster care or adoption.
Focused on equal access for adoptees to their original birth certificates, adoptee dignity, combating negative stereotypes of adoptees, and providing a forum for the wide spectrum of adult adoptee experiences.
Domenici and Lincoln Introduce ICPC Bill
Legislation (S. 2779) to improve the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) was introduced by Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).
Healing Families Dismembered By Adoption
Reunion, relationships, and natural parents adopting-back the children they had lost to infant-adoption.
International Adoption Medical Clinics
Contact information for several medical clinics that specialize in helping internationally adopted children with ailments that are uncommon or not easily diagnosed or treated.
NPR : Barriers to Adoption for Communities of Color
Ed Gordon and guests explores overcoming obstacles to adoption in USA communities of color. [11:46 streaming audio broadcast]
NPR : Scams Plague Efforts to Adopt Beyond Borders
Michael Montgomery of American RadioWorks reports on problems with adoptions of children from the former Soviet Union. [17:10 streaming audio broadcast]
National Adoption Day
A collective national (USA) effort to raise awareness of the children in foster care waiting to find permanent families.
Supporting people separated by adoption and asking for an inquiry into alleged illegal and exploitive adoption practices.
The ALMA Society
Advocates for the right of adopted persons to know the truth of their origin. Offers an adoption reunion registry.
The Adoption History Project
A digital public history resource, profiling people, organizations, topics, and studies that shaped modern American adoption theory and practice.