Resources

Missouri Adoption

  • www.ago.mo.gov/adoptionMissouri Adoption A publication of the Missouri Attorney General, discusses adoption practice in this state

Adoption Article Websites

Child Welfare and Adoption Advocacy sites

  • www.cwla.orgChild Welfare League of America – an advocacy organization dealing with child welfare issues
  • www.nacac.orgNorth American Council on Adoptable Children – a national organization to promote the adoption of waiting children and advocate for the needs of children

International Adoption

  • http://www.jointcouncil.org/Joint Council on International Children’s Services – an advocacy organization for international adoption. This website often has a list of country updates.
  • www.lanadopt.orgLutheran Adoption Network – network of Lutheran Adoption agencies across the nation who are committed to promoting ethical adoption practices by providing international and domestic adoption services
  • www.uscis.govUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services website
  • www.travel.state.govUnited States State Department website gives important travel information and updates on country specific information
  • www.irs.govGovernment website in which you can obtain publication 968, “Tax Benefits for Adoption
  • www.attachmentacrosscultures.org/resource/index.htmlAttachment Across Cultures has created fact sheets in 8 different languages about different topics including attachment, comfort measures during labor, Mom’s body after birth, newborn babies needs, and what to take to the hospital.
  • www.refugees.orgThe U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has created a Healthy Living Toolkit that includes a range of different topics available in 16 different languages. One section of the toolkit is on Maternal and Child Health, and there is also a section on Women’s Health that could be helpful.

Adopting Children Through the Foster Care system

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