Many people would like to have children, either biologicalor adopted. If they choose to adopt, they may not know who to turn to, what theprocess is, or where to find information. There is a broad variety of adoptionrelated material online. AdoptTogether has put together a list of their top 5online adoption resources their team has found to be both comprehensive,accurate and relevant. AdoptTogether isa non-profit platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adoptand the children who need loving homes. Here is their list:
1. TheNational Council For Adoption
AdoptTogether& the National Council For Adoption have had a growing relationship thepast few years, and we hold their work in high regard. The NCFA is“Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in anurturing, permanent family, NCFA’s mission is to meet the diverse needs ofchildren, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all thosetouched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislativeaction, and collaboration.” They have general resources about the full spectrumof adoption processes and highlight legislative changes to adoption policies& procedures. The NCFA also offers great tools for finding an adoptionprofessional near you.
2.Adoption Learning Partners
Familieswill often use Adoption Learning Partners for required trainings prior to homestudy, but they can also be a valuable resource for families in the beginningstages of adoption who want to learn more.
AdoptiveFamilies has one of the most comprehensive catalogs of adoption blogs, resources,step-by-step guides, and advice from adoption professionals on more topics thanyou can count. Truly a wealth of information on every imaginable topic. Many oftheir resources are free, but there is a large chunk of their site thatrequires a paid subscription.
4. TheCenter For Parent Information & Resources
Thissite is specifically for families wanting to know more about special needs, butoffers a comprehensive list of resources and articles about issues affectingparents of children K-12.
5.Creating A Family
Creatinga Family offers national adoption & infertility education as well as anabundant list of resources from adoption professionals seeking to provide trulyunbiased, accurate information
Lastly,this didn’t make the top 5 but is still an great resource if you haven’t foundwhat you’re looking for on our site or these top 5 online resources: http://adopting.org/
Tara Olson, LCSW