Home and Garden Books
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
An independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated
to uniting America's children who have special challenges
with adoptive families.
Comprehensive adoption help & information service, on-line
hopeful parent registry, birthmom resources, adoption
attorneys, adoption agencies.
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
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.
Lists families seeking to adopt worldwide. It is a web
ring for birth parents to browse families wishing to
Unique Adoption Gifts and Resources for Families Adopting
An online source for unique and hard-to-find resources,
books, and gifts that celebrate the international adoption
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Adoption Resource Center
The Adoption Beat...
Information on China . Russia . Romania
Agencies . Governmental Issues . Home Studies
Latin America . Carribean . Eastern Europe
United States . Latin America . Asia . Africa
International Adoptions . Domestic Adoptions
- 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.
- Features a waiting parents registry, adoption professionals
registry, available children listing, message boards and
An Overview - Information about adopting and placing
a baby from an adoption attorney.
- Listing of adoption resources on the Internet, organized
in topical categories.
- 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
-- Where Do I Start? - Some basic information about
adopting, including who can adopt and how to select an
- Adoption: A New
Beginning - A Christian adoption resource center,
with services for birthmothers and adoptive parents.
Agencies and Facilitators - Brief description and
comparison of adoption service providers.
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
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
- Adoption Triad
Outreach - Features a free reunion registry, chat
rooms, discussion boards, bookstore, online newsletter,
virtual postcards,╩and a links library.
Web Ring - A public service ring dedicated to the
best interests of adoption triad members.
- Information on international, special needs, independent,
and private adoptions.
- Personal profiles of couples wishing to adopt and birth
parents and adoptees looking to reunite. Includes pricing
- 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.
- 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.
Exploited By Adoption - Presenting information about
the lifelong adverse effects of adoption on mothers and
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.
on Adoptable Children of Texas - A non-profit organization
of citizens concerned about children who wait for permanent
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - Helping children
throughout the United States find permanent homes and
loving families. Includes a beginner's guide to adoption.
Adoption News Service - Listings of deaf children
waiting to be adopted, and a mailing list.
- Letters to birthmothers from adoptive parents.
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.
Adoptees - A biographical dictionary of famous or
otherwise influential adoptees and others raised for significant
periods outside their birth families.
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
- Fostering or Adopting
Children in Need - Information about transitional
residence and fostering of troubled children.
- Family Law - Information about adoption, qualities
of adoptive parents which agencies are looking for and
- 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
Adoption Initiative - Statewide effort to find permanence
for all children with special needs.
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
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.
- Stories from adoptive parents, birthparent, and adoptees.
Parent Adoption Forum - Exchange ideas with single
parents who have adopted and who wish to adopt.
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.
- 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.
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.
For more information or just general adoption questions, send
E-Mail to Cathie Richardson
- Home Studies
- Questions & Concerns
- Post-Placement Supervision
- Pre & Post Placement Counseling
- Anticipatory Guidance
- Free Informational Seminars
- For Integrity, Dedication, Professionalism, Knowledge,
Experience, Competence, Supportive Supervision.
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
*Above steps according to US State Department.
- Notification by the INS of the I-600 or I-600A approval
- Final adoption decree or proof of custody from the foreign
- 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