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Have you considered adopting a child from a different country? Check out these websites below to find adoption information for the U.S. and the five most popular countries to adopt from.
United States of America
Information about adopting a child from inside the U.S.:
Adopt a child from the burgeoning country of China:
- U.S. Department of State Intercountry Adoption: China
- The China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption
Children from this African nation are waiting to be adopted:
- U.S. Department of State Intercountry Adoption: Ethiopia
- Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Get info on adopting a child from this Central American country:
Once part of the Soviet Union, this Central Asian nation is open to adoptive parents:
Adopt a child from Russia with love:
View this resource to locate information about the country from which you are interested in adopting a child. CountryWatch contains political, economic, business, demographic, and geographic information as well as news and maps for the recognized countries of the world.
Share your heritage with your new son or daughter by using this database to trace your family history. Perhaps your ancestors served in the Revolutionary War.
This resource includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on adoption and other social issues.
Search the Orlando Sentinel for articles on adoption from 1985 to present.
This website is a volunteer network to help families and children waiting to be adopted. Give a child a family of his or her own.
This website covers a range of topics from connecting children with families who would like to adopt to assisting women with their pregnancies. They also provide a list of adoption professionals in Florida.
Investigate this comprehensive resource when making decisions about adoption. Find the baby to complete your family.
Check out this non-profit open adoption organization. This website mainly focuses on domestic infant adoptions.
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Read these personal stories and memoirs from people who have adopted or been adopted. Enrich your life with these encouraging works.
Check out these books for guides, stories, and legal information on adoption. Locate answers to a variety of adoption queries.
Get out the popcorn! Watch stirring stories about families who bring other children into their lives.
Library Online Resources
NoveList Plus opens the door to fiction and nonfiction titles dealing with adoption for older readers and teens. Search NoveList Plus for more titles and recommendations.
Check out this collection of books including beautiful picture books, chapter books for new readers, fiction for older children and teens.
Adopt a super hero! Some of your favorite super hero characters come from adopted families. Have fun with Superman, Batman, and other super friends.
Choose from several different blogs posted by the award winning magazine Adoptive Families. Read Adoption Blogs from the Heart.
Listen to this podcast and get tips from others about being a foster parent. Take the journey with T and W as they share the challenges of trying to adopt.
Follow Judy Miller, adoptive parent educator and support specialist, as she blogs about the joys and issues of being an adoptive parent.