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.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Organization dedicated to promoting the adoption of children in foster care and adoption benefits in the workplace.
National Adoption Center
National organization promoting adoption from foster care.
Social Security Numbers for Adopted Children
Pamphlet by the Social Security Administration with information on obtaining a social security number for an adopted child.
National Council for Adoption
National organization with a mission to increase public understanding of adoption and promote a positive image of adoption as a loving way to build nurturing, permanent families. The organization advocates for ethical, sound policies and services regarding adoption in an inclusive, non-partisan way. NCFA has become one of the nation’s top authorities on adoption issues, including domestic infant adoption, international adoption, and adoption from foster care.
Books and Publications
Adoptive Families Magazine
National adoption magazine providing information, directories, articles and advice on adoption and other family building options.
Online bookseller specializing in adoption books and gifts for birth mothers and children.
Private Adoption Advertising and Outreach
Our Chosen Child
Adoption Profile and Website Design Services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adoption Learning Partners
Web-based and e-learning adoption education courses for prospective parents. Includes a community forum.
Health Equilibrium Coaching
Coaching, support, and education for expectant and new parents.
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.
Family Building Support Center
Counseling, psychotherapy, support groups and workshops focusing on adoption and family building for prospective parents.
Same-Sex and Single Parent Adoption
Garden State Equality
New Jersey organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
National Organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
Gay Parent Magazine
Magazine providing articles and resources for the LGBT community.
National legal organization devoted to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of the LBGT community
National Council for Single Adoptive ParentsP.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.
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.
Creating a Family
A nonprofit organization providing education and support for infertility and adoption.
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.
Health Equilibrium Coaching
Holistic solutions for infertility and reproductive health concerns, including PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and endometriosis.
Postpartum Health & Harmony
Counseling Center specializing in infertility and prenatal/postpartum stress.
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.
United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Comprehensive resources and information on intercountry adoption, including country-specific adoption information, alerts and notices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey licensed adoption agency located in Red Bank, New Jersey, providing a full range of adoption placement and counseling services.
Financial Assistance for Adoption
Adoption Tax Credit – Internal Revenue Service
IRS pamphlet describing tax benefits for adoption.
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.
National Adoption Foundation
National organization dedicated to providing financial support for adoption through grants, loans and other programs.
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.
Resources 4 Adoption
Adoption financing education, information, and resources. Includes searchable database of adoption grants and loans.