adoption Resources


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. State Department

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute 

USCIS Orphan Visa Information

USCIS Hague Visa Information

IRS Adoption Tax Credit

Social Security Administration

Adoptive Families magazine and website 

Rainbow Kids - international adoption advocacy site

Creating a Family:

The Connected Child and Trust Based Relational Intervention resources:

Bridge Communications, Inc- interactive training for transracial adoption

Nurturing Attachments:

Special Interest Websites

Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Council for Adoption:

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US Embassy Information

Center for Adoption Medicine: University of Washington International Clinic.  A resource for medical and developmental issues in adoption and pediatrics.   A general adoption and infertility information website.

Institute on Child Development , Dr. Karyn Purvis


“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