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- National Adoption Month: Raises awareness about the 129,000 children in foster care in the United States waiting for permanent families. Outreach materials for professionals, educators, and others to promote adoption.
- A Westernized Adoptee: Discussion forum to discuss the ramifications of the westernization of adoptees, both culturally and ethnically.
- Abolish Adoption: Criticizes adoption as practiced in the United States as unconstitutional. Includes petition and position articles.
- Adoptee Problems: Information about problems, like rejection, after finding natural parents and discussion of problems associated with being adopted.
- Adoptee's Right to Know: Promoting the right of adoptees to learn about their birthfamilies. Search, legal, and activist resources.
- Adoptees and Birthparents for Open Records Nationwide: A `group` of adoptees and birthparents trying to get birth records open for all adult adoptees.
- Adoptees' Caucus for Truth: Resource for individuals who support the adoptees' right to their original birth certificates. Includes a petition and links to related content.
- Adoption Fraud: Court unseals adoption records in Florida due to fraudulent black market baby broker activity. Includes Associated Press coverage.
- Adoption Issues and Resources: About.com presents a survey of adoption topics and legal issues.
- Adoption in the Computer Age: Discussion about how the Computer Age (or the Third Age) is revolutionizing adoption and searches. Includes information about SSDI, open records bills, the Uniform Adoption Act, search methods, recent developments, and Internet resources.
- Adoption: Legalized Lies: Non-profit organization working for the preservation of true families and the abolition of adoption. Includes membership information and contact details.
- American Academy of Adoption Attorneys: Promotes reform of adoption laws and helps disseminate information on ethical adoption practices. Member directory, media contacts, and news.
- American Adoption Congress: International network of individuals and organizations committed to adoption reform. Includes a profile, news, list of board members, legislation information, and membership details.
- Americans for Open Records: Advocates the rights of birthfamilies and provides reunion resources; says adoption is slavery.
- Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: Provides information on a uniform law enacted in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that protects children who are placed across state lines for foster care or adoption.
- Bastard Nation: Focused on equal access for adoptees to their original birth certificates, adoptee dignity, combating negative stereotypes of adoptees, and providing a forum for the wide spectrum of adult adoptee experiences.
- Birthmothers Exploited By Adoption: Presenting information about the adverse effects of adoption from mothers who feel they lost their babies through coerced or forced surrender. Includes personal stories and resources.
- Birthmothers Unite: A place for birth mothers to unite, share thoughts and feelings, and receive healing on post-adoption grief issues.
- Center For Family Connections: Offers training, education, consultation, advocacy, and clinical treatment to families touched by adoption, foster care, kinship, and guardianship.
- Coalition for Open Adoption Records (Ontario): Includes news, Bill 108 and a petition.
- David's Dream: Seeks to help African American children in Colorado who are waiting to be adopted. Statistics, photos of children, and calendar.
- Domenici and Lincoln Introduce ICPC Bill: Legislation (S. 2779) to improve the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) was introduced by Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).
- Effects of Institutionalization: Discussion of some of the issues related to long term effects of institutionalization on children, especially children with special needs adopted from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
- Ethica: Seeks to be an impartial voice for ethical adoption practices worldwide, and provides education, assistance and advocacy to the adoption community.
- Healing Families Dismembered By Adoption: Reunion, relationships, and natural parents adopting-back the children they had lost to infant-adoption.
- Hope4Kidz: Advocating, with pre-adoptive families, for the rights of children in state foster care.
- International Adoption Medical Clinics: Contact information for several medical clinics that specialize in helping internationally adopted children with ailments that are uncommon or not easily diagnosed or treated.
- National Council for Single Adoptive Parents: Informs and assists single people in the United States who want to adopt children.
- National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption: Provides training, consultation, and informational materials for professionals, organizations, and parents regarding special needs adoptions.
- National Resource Center for Youth Development: Helps States and Tribes achieve the goals of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, implement the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, and assist with the Child and Family Review Process.
- Open Records Debate: An examination of the issue from About.com.
- Origins Canada: Supporting people separated by adoption and asking for an inquiry into alleged illegal and exploitive adoption practices.
- OriginsUSA: Focuses on past practices for obtaining children for adoption and the harm they caused some birthmothers. Includes aims and objectives, questionnaire, and list of state contacts.
- The ALMA Society: Advocates for the right of adopted persons to know the truth of their origin. Offers an adoption reunion registry.
- The Adoption History Project: A digital public history resource, profiling people, organizations, topics, and studies that shaped modern American adoption theory and practice.
- The Search Institute Report: A review of the Search Institute's study of adopted adolescents.