Resources

General Adoption Information

Child information Gateway

A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the site provides resources for adoption information, including access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases and online learning tools.

www.childwelfare.gov

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Organization dedicated to promoting the adoption of children in foster care and adoption benefits in the workplace.

www.davethomasfoundation.org

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

A national organization promoting better adoption laws, policies and practices through research, education and advocacy.

www.adoptioninstitute.org

National Adoption Center

National organization promoting adoption from foster care.

www.adopt.org

Social Security Numbers for Adopted Children

Pamphlet by the Social Security Administration with information on obtaining a social security number for an adopted child.

www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10023.pdf

 

Books and Publications

Adoptive Families Magazine

National adoption magazine providing information, directories, articles and advice on adoption and other family building options.

www.adoptivefamilies.com

Tapestry Books

Online bookseller specializing in adoption books.

www.tapestrybooks.com

 

Private Adoption Advertising and Outreach

Our Chosen Child

Adoption Profile and Website Design Services.

www.ourchosenchild.com

Hopefully Parents

Design service for personalized adoption outreach, including adoption business cards, private online profile hosting, and Facebook design and user guide.

http://www.hopefullyparents.com

My Adoption Advisor

Adoption profile and website design, website hosting, online and print adoption advertising campaign services. The site also contains helpful information about adoption outreach and networking.

http://www.myadoptionadvisor.com

 

Counseling, Training and Support Groups

Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center

Counseling, support groups and workshops for people facing infertility and/or considering their family building options and for prospective parents.

www.iaccenter.com

My Adoption Advisor

Adoption education and training programs, including on-line courses. The site contains information useful for prospective adopters who are working with an attorney to adopt independently, including advice on developing an outreach plan, adoption advertising, networking and profile design assistance.

www.myadoptionadvisor.com

Concerned Persons for Adoption

A non-profit volunteer organization in New Jersey that provides support and educational resources to current and prospective adoptive families. Hosts annual adoption conference in the month of November.

www.cpfanj.org

Adoptive Parents Committee

Adoptive parent support group with chapters in Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut/Hudson region.  Local chapters hold monthly meetings which feature guest speakers, panels and discussion groups.  A day- long adoption conference is held annually in the month of November.

www.adoptiveparents.org

Adoption Learning Partners

Web-based and e-learning adoption education courses for prospective parents. Includes a community forum.

www.adoptionlearningpartners.org

Health Equilibrium Coaching

Coaching, support, and education for expectant and new parents.

www.healthequilibriumcoaching.com

Center for Anxiety and Behavior Management

Counseling Center for children, adolescents, adults and families using evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Parent training, parent-child conflict and parenting strategies are among the center’s specialties.

www.anxietyandbehaviornj.com

Family Building Support Center

Counseling, psychotherapy, support groups and workshops focusing on adoption and family building for prospective parents.

www.familybuildingsupport.com

 

Same-Sex and Single Parent Adoption

Garden State Equality

New Jersey organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

www.gardenstateequality.org

Family Equality

National Organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

www.familyequality.org

Gay Parent Magazine

Magazine providing articles and resources for the LGBT community.

www.gayparentmag.com

Lambda Legal

National legal organization devoted to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of the LBGT community

www.lambdalegal.org

National Council for Single Adoptive Parents

P.O. Box 15084
Chevy Chase, MD 20825

National organization providing information and assistance to single adopters, including a source list of agencies placing children with single adoptive parents and local single adoptive parent support groups.

 

Infertility

Resolve

A national organization promoting family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. Provides education and support for family building options, including adoption.

www.resolve.org

Creating a Family

A nonprofit organization providing education and support for infertility and adoption.

www.creatingafamily.org

Path to Parenthood

National organization providing education and resources for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building options, including adoption and third party solutions. Outreach programs, educational information and resources, including HD videos, a daily blog and coaching, are provided free of charge.

www.path2parenthood.org

Health Equilibrium Coaching

Holistic solutions for infertility and reproductive health concerns, including PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and endometriosis.

www.healthequilibriumcoaching.com

Postpartum Health & Harmony

Counseling Center specializing in infertility and prenatal/postpartum stress.

www.postpartumhh.com

 

International Adoption

United States Citizen and Immigration Services

Information on laws and regulations governing immigration and adoption of foreign-born children. Immigration and citizenship forms are also available.

www.uscis.gov

United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

Comprehensive resources and information on intercountry adoption, including country-specific adoption information, alerts and notices.

www.adoption.state.gov

 

Adoption Attorneys

Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

A national association of attorneys who maintain an expertise in the practice of adoption law and assisted reproductive technology.

www.adoptionart.org

American College of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption Attorneys

A national association of third party reproduction and adoption attorneys who practice exclusively in these fields of law and family law attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in these fields.

www.acaral.org

 

Adoption Agencies

State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families

List of agencies approved by the State of New Jersey to provide adoption services in New Jersey.

www.nj.gov/dcf/documents/divisions/licensing/AdoptionAgency.pdf

American Adoptions

A licensed non-profit adoption agency and currently one of the largest domestic adoption agencies in the United States. The agency provides adoption services to adoptive families and expectant mothers across the county.

www.americanadoptions.com

Family Options

New Jersey licensed adoption agency located in Red Bank, New Jersey, providing a full range of adoption placement and counseling services.

www.famopt.org

Financial Assistance for Adoption

Adoption Tax Credit – Internal Revenue Service

IRS pamphlet describing tax benefits for adoption.

www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html

Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (“ATIN”)

Temporary taxpayer identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. The number is issued for a child in a domestic adoption in order to claim the child as a dependent on the parents’ Federal Income Tax Return while a final domestic adoption is pending and the child does not yet have a social security number.

www.irs.gov/Individuals/Adoption-Taxpayer-Identification-Number

National Adoption Foundation

National organization dedicated to providing financial support for adoption through grants, loans and other programs.

www.fundyouradoption.org

Help Us Adopt

A national non-profit financial assistance program providing grants of up to $15,000.00 towards domestic, international, foster or special needs adoption expenses to qualified couples or individuals. Applications are open to any US citizen able to demonstrate significant financial need.

www.helpusadopt.org

Resources 4 Adoption

Adoption financing education, information, and resources. Includes searchable database of adoption grants and loans.

www.resources4adoption.com