Adoption Resources and other websites

Rainbow Kids
Rainbow Kids

www.rainbowkids.com
A full resource site for anyone considering adoption. The Mary Kendall Adoption Program contracts with placing agencies like RAINBOW KIDS to offer local services such as homestudies.

Joint Council
The Joint Council

www.jointcouncil.org
A large part of what The Joint Council does is advocate for laws, policies and programs that make family life a legal right for the children. They work to remove barriers, affect change and have helped over 25,000 children become part of a permanent family. Our agency is a licensed member.

Kentucky Adoption Coalition
Kentucky Adoption Coalition

www.kentuckyadoptioncoalition.org
Our agency is a licensed member of this wonderful organization in Kentucky. They provide domestic and International adoptions, open and closed adoptions, adoption home studies, pregnancy counseling and maternity services. In addition, they advocate on behalf of adoption, particularly private adoption agencies and for the improvement of State Legislation and conditions for adoption in Kentucky.

United State Citizenship and ImmigrationUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services

www.uscis.gov

Online Education Resources

Heart of the Matter Seminars
Heart of the Matter Seminars

www.heartofthematterseminars.com
Founders Julie Drew and Katie Prigel Sharp saw the need for research based education that put practical tools into the hands of adoptive parents. Believing that most children adopted internationally or through foster care experience mild to moderate issues, Heart of the Matter Seminars seeks to "prepare, not scare" families embarking on their parenting journeys.

Adoption Learning Partners
Adoption Learning Partners

www.adoptionlearningpartners.org
An array of interactive, e-learning courses that are designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption. Downloads of articles and papers you may find interesting. Also a community forum for interacting with others who are on this journey.

National Council of Adoption
Hague Adoption with National Council for Adoption

www.hagueadoption.org
The National Council For Adoption (NCFA)'s 10-hour Hague-compliant intercountry adoption training program includes videos featuring adoption experts from the U.S. Department of State and other agencies. Since 2008, more than 13,000 parents and adoption professionals have taken The Intercountry Adoption Journey training and received three-year certification.

Adoption Financial Assistance Resources

Help Us Adopt
Help Us Adopt

www.helpusadopt.org
A national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals?-regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability-?with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses.

Show Hope
Show Hope Grants

www.showhope.org
Show Hope is a registered 501c3 non-profit, and is not an adoption agency. Show Hope solely aids in providing financial assistance to help bridge the gap for families in the adoption process.

Resources for Adoption
Resources 4 Adoption

www.resources4adoption.com
You are able to search for grants and loans you qualify for based on your family’s needs, as well as have instant access to resource updates. Resources4Adoption.com is recognized as the industry leader for adoption financing education, information and resources.

Adoption Tax CreditAdoption Tax Credit

www.adoptiontaxcredit.org
Congress passed a bill to avert the “fiscal cliff,” with the bill signed on January 2, 2013. The bill made the adoption tax credit permanent. However, it is not refundable.

Parenting Resources

Adoption.com
Adoption.com

www.adoption.com
Help for adoptive families dealing with attachment and bonding?issues.

Forums through Adoption.com

http://forums.adoption.com
Online forum for everything about adoption.?

Adoptive Families MagazineAdoptive Families Magazine

www.adoptivefamilies.com
Here you'll find strategies for enhancing attachment in the weeks and months after your baby comes home.?

Empowered to Connect
Empowered to Connect

www.empoweredtoconnect.org
Online library of articles, audio and video presentations covering a wide variety of topics for adoptive and foster parents as well as ministry leaders and professionals.

EMK Press
EMK Press

www.emkpress.com
Tools and resources for adoption parenting.

Resources for AdoptionResources 4 Adoption

www.resources4adoption.com
You are able to search for grants and loans you qualify for based on your family’s needs, as well as have instant access to resource updates. Resources4Adoption.com is recognized as the industry leader for adoption financing education, information and resources.

Family Attachment Counciling Center
Family Attachment and Counseling Center

www.familyattachment.com
We work with adults, couples, families and children in improving relationships and building on existing strengths. A special emphasis on therapy and counseling.

Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio

www.abcofohio.net
At the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio. emphasis is placed on fostering the connection between adopted children and their parents. By re-working the early life experiences that interfered with normal developmental processes, children let go of their anger, sadness, resentment and fears.?

 

A 4Ever FamilyA 4Ever Family

www.a4everfamily.org
A widely diverse group of adoptive parents.

PACT Adoption
PACT Adoption Alliance

www.pactadopt.org
Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always our primary client. In order to best serve children's needs, we provide not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race. Our goal is for every child to feel wanted honored and loved, a cherished member of a strong family with proud connections to the rich cultural heritage that is his or her birthright.

ATTACh
ATTACh Coalition

www.attach.org
ATTACh?is an international coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping those with attachment difficulties by sharing knowledge, talents and resources.

BG Online Center
BG Centers Online School for Post Adoption

www.bgcenterschool.org
Offers courses, CDs, publications, presentations and workshops that help to prepare parents and professionals for dealing with behavioral, emotional, developmental and educational needs of internationally adopted older children. Information from professionals, who work with internationally adopted children on a daily basis as psychologists, researchers, therapists and speech/language pathologists. Licensed and experienced professionals providing related clinical services to international adoptees.

Thinking of Adoption
Thinking of Adopting

www.thinkingofadopting.com
Connecting you with adoptive parents and adoption experts through telecourses and webinars. Our mission is to help more people take a “leap of faith” and adopt a child? by providing the information and inspiration you will need not only to adopt a child, but also to care for and love them once they are home.?

Adoption Mosaic
Adoption Mosaic

www.adoptionmosaic.org
Dedicated to finding creative and new ways to support the adoption community and to raise awareness about adoption issues.

Health Resources

UK Healthcare
UK Healthcare's International
Adoption Clinic

www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu
Each year thousands of infants and children from other countries are adopted by American families. The International Adoption Clinic at Kentucky Children's Hospital is one of only two clinics in?Kentucky that?helps families before, during and after their adoption.

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital International Adoption Clinic

www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org
Adopting a child from another country is one of the most important decisions that parents will ever make. A team of pediatricians, occupational therapists and developmental psychologists work?with adoptive parents before, during and after this journey.

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
Cincinnati Children's Hospital International Adoption Center

www.cincinnatichildrens.org
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offers a comprehensive International Adoption Center (IAC)?to help children, their adoptive parents and the community doctors who care for them. The IAC offers specific and unique?help for internationally adopted children and their families. Whether you live across town or across the country, we can help you and your?family.?Our comprehensive services include pre- and post-adoption care, a mental and behavioral health therapist,?research, education, seminars and workshops.

Orphan Doctor
Orphan Doctor

www.orphandoctor.com

Web site designed to educate families hoping to adopt children both domestically and from abroad, starting with pre-adoption counseling to long-term developmental issues and concerns. In addition, the site provides all users with relevant medical research and definitions, links to other helpful sites and a section in which to present our own adoption experiences.

Pediatrics
Pediatrics Adoption Agency Publications

www.pediatrics.aappublications.org
An official peer-reviewed journal of the?American Academy of Pediatrics. In the inaugural January 1948 issue of?PEDIATRICS, the editor, Hugh McCulloch, articulated the journal's vision: "The content of the journal is... intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure."?PEDIATRICS?is indexed by major biomedical and scientific indices.