adoption Resources

Websites/Links

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

U.S. State Department
http://adoption.state.gov/

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/index.php 

USCIS Orphan Visa Information
https://www.uscis.gov/adoption/immigration-through-adoption/orphan-process

USCIS Hague Visa Information
https://www.uscis.gov/adoption/immigration-through-adoption/hague-process

IRS Adoption Tax Credit
http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov/

Adoptive Families magazine and website
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/ 

Rainbow Kids - international adoption advocacy site
http://www.rainbowkids.com/

Creating a Family:
https://creatingafamily.org/

The Connected Child and Trust Based Relational Intervention resources:
https://child.tcu.edu/resources/#sthash.3iGqsg8o.dpbs

Bridge Communications, Inc- interactive training for transracial adoption
http://www.bridgecommunications.org/Bridge/Registration.html

Nurturing Attachments:
http://www.nurturingattachments.com/

Special Interest Websites

Child Welfare Information Gateway
http://www.childwelfare.gov/

National Council for Adoption:
https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/

Watch this compelling video “Be the Answer” at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEZQpAMqa9k
and take the challenge today to help orphans of the world. 

US Embassy Information
http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/registration

Center for Adoption Medicine: University of Washington International Clinic.  A resource for medical and developmental issues in adoption and pediatrics.
http://www.adoptmed.org

Adoption.com   A general adoption and infertility information website.
www.adoption.com

Institute on Child Development , Dr. Karyn Purvis
http://www.child.tcu.edu/default.asp

Books/Readings

“The Connected Child”, by Dr. Karyn Purvis and David Cross

"Toddler Adoption" by Mary Hopkins-Best

"Are Those Kids Yours?, American Families with Children from other Countries"  by Cherie Register 

"Lost Daughters of China" by Karin Evans 

"The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family " by Janyne Schooler 

"When Love is not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD- Reactive Attachment Disorder" by Nancy Thomas 

"Talking with Young Children about Adoption " by Mary Watkins, PhD and Susan Fisher, PhD 

"Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew " by Sherrie Eldridge 

"Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption and Orphanage Care in China" by Kay Ann Johnson