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Adoption Services Worldwide, Inc.
International Program and Photolisting Site
A non profit adoption agency located in Texas that facilitates adoptions through out the country. They have generally been involved in domestic adoptions and recently has expanded their staff to include persons who have extensive experience in international adoptions and specifically adoptions from Eastern Europe and Guatemala.


We're Children Awaiting Parents

An independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to uniting America's children who have special challenges with adoptive families.



AdoptionSolutions.com

Comprehensive adoption help & information service, on-line hopeful parent registry, birthmom resources, adoption attorneys, adoption agencies.



New Life
Adoption Agency


They are much more than an adoption agency. They are a group of experienced and caring social, medical and legal professionals who are committed to making your adoption experience an enjoyable and successful one.

Their detail-oriented, knowledgeable staff will thoroughly answer all your questions and personally guide you through each and every step of the adoption process ľ from the initial inquiry all the way through post-adoption activities and support.



AdoptAlways Adoption Web

The adoption web site for Eastern European Adoption Services, Inc. A Michigan based non-profit adoption agency formed in 1995. Assisting families across the United States with international adoption of infants and children. They currently have adoption programs with the Moldovan and Romanian governments. Additional international adoption programs are forthcoming. They can also assist in direct placement adoption through their affiliation with the Keane Center for Adoption.




WaitingParents.org
Waiting Parents
Adoption
Web Ring


Lists families seeking to adopt worldwide. It is a web ring for birth parents to browse families wishing to adopt children.



AdoptShoppe
Unique Adoption Gifts and Resources for Families Adopting Children Internationally


An online source for unique and hard-to-find resources, books, and gifts that celebrate the international adoption experience.



Adoptive Family Travel
The Ties Program


You'll find complete information on international adoption homeland tours - with emphasis on Asia and Central / South America - and specialized travel services for adoptive families. Very important aspect of the adoption process and an extremely useful service!



Blessed Trinity Adoption Inc

Texas licensed, full-service adoption agency placing infants and newborns. Both domestic and international adoptions. Contact them by E-Mail at blessedtrinit58@hotmail.com



Adoption Service
Information Agency, Inc


Dedicated to finding permanent, nurturing homes for children from around the world and in the United States. Domestic and International adoptions from Korea, China, India, Vietnam, Russia, Thailand, & Sri Lanka. Offices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.



DePelchin Children's Center

For more than 100 years, DePelchin Children's Center has provided complete adoption services. Besides placement services, they help adopted persons, adoptive and birth parents with grief, loss and other adjustment problems; and assist with search and reunion. DePelchin also offers parent education, counseling for children and teens with behavior or emotional problems.  



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  • Adopt Protect - Adoption insurance that covers up to one million dollars in legal expenses to help protect adoptive parents against contested adoption from birth parents.
  • Adopt-Central - Features a waiting parents registry, adoption professionals registry, available children listing, message boards and online chats.
  • Adopting: An Overview - Information about adopting and placing a baby from an adoption attorney.
  • Adopting.com - Listing of adoption resources on the Internet, organized in topical categories.
  • Adopting.org - Information for everyone involved in adoption: birthparents, those who wish to adopt, and adoptees.
  • Adoption - Adoption information, resources and services. Over 1500 links. Adoption Hotline offers available adoption situations.
  • Adoption - about.com - Provides access to thousands of resources addressing all aspects of adoption. Extensive coverage of international adoption issues.
  • Adoption -- Where Do I Start? - Some basic information about adopting, including who can adopt and how to select an adoption agency.
  • Adoption: A New Beginning - A Christian adoption resource center, with services for birthmothers and adoptive parents.
  • Adoption Agencies and Facilitators - Brief description and comparison of adoption service providers.
  • Adoption Central at Parent Soup - Contains information about various aspects of adoption, state-by-state resources, checklists and a newsletter.
  • Adoption Choice - Interactive Internet registry for hopeful adoptive parents and potential birth parents. Includes photo listings of waiting families, bookstore, and discussion of current adoption related topics.
  • Adoption Council of Canada - Dedicated to finding homes for Canada's waiting children. Includes news, publications, legislation, events, research, viewpoints, and newsletters.
  • The Adoption Guide - Advocacy for adopting families, international or domestic. Adoption information and support for families having problems with an adoption or the adoption process.
  • Adoption Information Line - Comprehensive information about the adoption of children within the UK.
  • Adoption Network - Adoption and crisis pregnancy-related resources designed to serve all members of the adoption community.
  • Adoption Search - A search engine and directory of adoption sites from adoption.com.
  • Adoption Solutions - Adoption help and information service, on-line hopeful parent registry, birthmom resources, adoption attorneys, and adoption agencies.
  • Adoption TECH - Information for adoptive and birth parents who would like to use the Internet as a tool in their adoption journey. Includes birth parent directory and help with birthmother letters.
  • Adoption Triad Outreach - Features a free reunion registry, chat rooms, discussion boards, bookstore, online newsletter, virtual postcards,╩and a links library.
  • Adoption Web Ring - A public service ring dedicated to the best interests of adoption triad members.
  • Adoption.com - Information on international, special needs, independent, and private adoptions.
  • AdoptionQuest.com - Personal profiles of couples wishing to adopt and birth parents and adoptees looking to reunite. Includes pricing details.
  • 4Adoptions - Resources and information to help with the process of adopting babies and children around the world.
  • Adoptions Alaska - Information about adoption, support groups and related services in Alaska.
  • Adoptions.com - Features a comprehensive directory of adoption professionals, and the Adoption SuperCalendar of adoption events, meetings and conferences in every state.
  • Adoptive Families of America - Bringing together people interested in adoption and the resources to support the adoption of children without permanent homes.
  • AdoptNet - Support for adoptive families from the National Adoption Center: Post-adoption information, online chats and conferences.
  • Birthmothers Exploited By Adoption - Presenting information about the lifelong adverse effects of adoption on mothers and babies.
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha - Services include adoption, reunion and unplanned pregnancy counseling.
  • Child & Family Services - Provides former Michigan members (adult adoptees, birth parents, adult siblings, and adoptive parents) with post-adoption services and intermediary search services.
  • Child Of My Dreams.com - Offers infertility and adoption information and support.
  • Children's Home Society - Not for profit organization that provides adoption and birth parent services.
  • Council on Adoptable Children of Texas - A non-profit organization of citizens concerned about children who wait for permanent homes.
  • The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - Helping children throughout the United States find permanent homes and loving families. Includes a beginner's guide to adoption.
  • Deaf Adoption News Service - Listings of deaf children waiting to be adopted, and a mailing list.
  • DearBirthmother.com - Letters to birthmothers from adoptive parents.
  • Domestic Adoption - Basic tips on making adoption less expensive and less stressful.
  • Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute - Information for adoption professionals: research, policy, and practice.
  • Faces of Adoption - Photo listings children who are waiting to be adopted, plus adoption books, articles, and information.
  • Families for Private Adoption - Non-profit volunteer organization advocating and encouraging private (non-agency) adoption. Meetings held in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Famous Adoptees - A biographical dictionary of famous or otherwise influential adoptees and others raised for significant periods outside their birth families.
  • Famous and Remarkable Adoptees, Foster Children and Others - Short profiles, many with bibliographical and hypertext links, of famous or influential people who were adopted, fostered or otherwise raised by people other than their birth parents.
  • Fostering or Adopting Children in Need - Information about transitional residence and fostering of troubled children.
  • GotTrouble.com - Family Law - Information about adoption, qualities of adoptive parents which agencies are looking for and legal issues.
  • Holt International Children's Services - Adoption programs in China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States.
  • Indiana's Adoption Initiative - Statewide effort to find permanence for all children with special needs.
  • Is Adoption for You? - Brief information about what should be considered when contemplating adoption.
  • Lund Family Center - Providing services for young women who are pregnant and parenting, families with young children and adoptive families.
  • Megilligan's Island - Information on special needs adoption and foster care in central Kentucky.
  • National Adoption Foundation - Provides financial assistance, services and support to families. Contains information about programs, membership, and achievements.
  • National Adoption Information Clearinghouse - Comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption, including special needs, infant and intercountry adoption.
  • National Adoption Month - Information regarding National Adoption Month provided by the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, a service of the Children's Bureau.
  • National Association of Ethical Adoption Professionals - Assists persons in finding ethical, reliable and trustworthy adoption professionals. Run by adoptive families. Contains membership details, code of ethics, and rates and fees.
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children - Provides information on adoption issues in general, and authoritative information on adoption advocacy and subsidies.
  • Older Child Adoption - Resources for people who are adopting or have adopted an older child.
  • PACT: An Adoption Alliance - Adoption-related services for children of color, their birthparents, and their adoptive parents.
  • ParentsPlace.com - Stories from adoptive parents, birthparent, and adoptees.
  • Single Parent Adoption Forum - Exchange ideas with single parents who have adopted and who wish to adopt.
  • State Mailing Lists - Directory of adoption related mailing lists across the United States.
  • Treasure Book - Photo listing of special needs children in the custody of the State of Montana who are eligible for adoption.
  • TxCARE - Advocates adoption laws that are in the best interest of all adoptees. Includes the Texas Adoption Registry, discussion forums, articles, newsletters and statistics.
  • Voices of Adoption - Art, poetry, and stories from those touched by adoption. Includes resources and news items.



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Adoption
Articles and Information


Adoption and School Issues - NAIC
Adoption and the Stages of Development - NAIC
Adopting from Korea
Adoption - Where Do I Start? - NAIC
Adoption.com Chat
Adoption.com News
Adopting.org FAQ
Choosing a Day Care Center - Search-Beat.com
How To Adopt - Special Needs Adoption
International Adoption for Canadians - Adoption Helper
Latin America Adoptive Parents Association
Once You've Adopted - Adopting.org
Parenting Babies & Toddlers
Roots and Wings Adoption Magazine
Selecting An Agency For International Adoption - Adopting.org
Talk to Your Child About Adoption - Roots and Wings
The Cost of Adoption - Roots and Wings



Adoption
Government Resources


Adoption Subsidy - North American Council on Adoptable Children
China - US State Dept - International Adoption
Download INS Forms (PDF - Adode Acrobat)
Download IRS Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses (Adobe PDF Format)
Federal Government Agency Listings
India - US State Dept - International Adoption
IRS Publication 968 Tax Benefits for Adoption
IRS Information Page
Korea - US State Dept - International Adoption
Request INS Forms by Mail
Romania - US State Dept - International Adoption
Russia - US State Dept - International Adoption
Number of Immigrant Visas Issued To Orphans - Coming to USA
US Immigration and Naturalization Service
US Passport Information
US State Dept - Affidavit Concerning Exemption from Immigrant Vaccination Requirements for a Foreign Adopted Child
US State Dept Role - International "How To"
US State Dept - International Adoption Safeguards
US State Dept - International Adoptions: Guidelines on Immediate Relative Petitions
US State Dept - Office of Authentication
Ukraine - US State Dept - International Adoption
United States INS Forms
White House Press Release - Intercountry Adoption



Adoption
Agencies & Exchanges


American Association of Open Adoption Agencies

Adoption Service Information Agency, Inc - Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Assistance to Adopt

Adoption Associates - Michigan, Florida, Kansas

Adoption Exchange

Adopt-USA.org State by State

Adoption.com State Resource Guide

DePelchin Children's Center - Houston, Texas

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

Northwest Adoption Exchange

We're Children Awaiting Parents


Adoption, Juvenile & Health
Organizations & Associations


Adoption Worker's Essential Bookshelf - NAIC
Adoption Council of Canada
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse
North American Council of Adoptable Children
National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Resolve, Inc. (Fertility)
National Resource Center for Youth Services
North American Council on Adoptable Children
The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption
US State Department - Services - International Adoption and Child


Adoption
Resource Center


This Adoption Resource Center is sponsored as a courtesy of Adoption Specialists with over 25 years experience in domestic and international adoptions and over 60 years combined social work experience working with children and families.
  • Home Studies
  • Questions & Concerns
  • Post-Placement Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Pre & Post Placement Counseling
  • Anticipatory Guidance
  • Free Informational Seminars
  • For Integrity, Dedication, Professionalism, Knowledge, Experience, Competence, Supportive Supervision.
For more information or just general adoption questions, send E-Mail to Cathie Richardson or
call (281) 399-8356.

We will be glad to answer general adoption questions and well as provide other information!

We look forward to hearing from you!  

Steps Required by US State Department Consular Section for International Adoptions
  • Notification by the INS of the I-600 or I-600A approval
  • Final adoption decree or proof of custody from the foreign government
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's passport (from the country of the child's nationality)
  • Completed and signed medical examination report
  • Necessary photographs of the child
  • The visa application (Form OF 230)
  • Completed I-600 petition (if it was not previously approved by INS)
*Above steps according to US State Department.

 
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