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    I took these links from the old thread http://www.soulcysters.net/showthrea...ion-resources/

    Please take time to add what has been helpful to you and tell a little bit about it. It can be anything that has been helpful to you or someone you know. Books, Links, etc. Blessing to each of you on your journey.

    Let me know if a link does not work, but I think I checked them all.

    Ins and outs of Adoptions…to answer all your questions

    http://forums.adoption.com/
    Great forums for any kind of adoption

    http://www.nacac.org/
    An excellently written piece on how to proceed through
    all steps of the (USA) domestic adoption process.
    Checklists, self-assessments, resources.

    http://www.adopt.org/
    A great site, especially see the “How to Adopt”
    section and the “Can I adopt from another state?”
    information.

    Karen's Adoption Links -- lots of great info on a variety of topics at this site! I like the products section!
    http://www.karensadoptionlinks.com/

    www.adoptionlearningpartners.org - adoption education community, some agencies require you to take courses through them; very good courses to take even if not required!


    http://www.adoption.com/
    A wonderful site to find out a LOT of information about adoption

    http://www.adoptnet.org

    http://soulofadoption.com
    Adoption message boards that does embrace all facets of the adoption triad, it does seem to be more heavily membered by birthmothers, but I feel that it is important to understand how they feel, as it is their children we love and parent

    Cost of Adoption
    http://www.adopting.org/costOfAdopting.html
    A site that has a chart comparing the fees and
    procedures for different types of adoptions, a link
    for a free 75 page booklet on adoption, and ideas for
    financing adoptions.

    http://www.davethomasfoundationforadoption.org/
    This is a great link for anyone looking for info. on adoption help. Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy's was an adopted child and worked hard all his life to help make adoption more accessible to everyone. He was a great advocate and will be dearly missed. Give it a look! Best wishes to all who are waiting and looking I hope you all get great results!

    www.ShaohannahsHope.com
    Steven Curtis Chapman ( a christian muscian) and his wife Mary Beth have started this organization to spread the word about the need for adoption. The website has many resources as well as grant opportunities to aid christian families in their desire to adopt.



    Agencies or Facilitators

    http://www.adoptionpro.com
    An adoption facilitator: The Adoption Network in
    Laguna Beach, CA.

    http://www.commonwealthadoption.org
    Commonwealth International Adoptions a non-profit
    organization.

    http://www.babiesrblessings.com

    http://www.lifelineadoption.org
    Lifeline Adoptions in Birmingham AL.


    International Agencies

    http://www.russianadoption.com

    http://www.childrenshope.com
    They do adoptions in China, India, Colombia and Russia. I believe they've put a hold on accepting new applications for the Guatemala program until the whole mess in Guatemala is straightened out. Also, I think Vietnam is currently closed for adoptions, but CHI plans to continue them when it reopens.

    http://www.child.gov.ab.ca/index.cfm
    link to alberta ward adoptions.

    www.rainbowkids.com
    Research countries, agencies, learn about waiting children, articles and resources for adoptive families

    The Orphan Doctor (aka Jane Aronson) a specialist in interpreting medicals for international adopters and in treating problems that orphans often have. I heard her speak and she is great... there are many others like her out there though!
    http://www.orphandoctor.com/

    Selecting An Agency For International Adoption -- A GREAT list of questions to ask before selecting an agency! I based my list of 12 essential questions on this list!
    http://www.adopting.org/choosagn.html

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Adoption_Agency_Research/
    This is a yahoo group for international adoption agency research. You can post, inquire, and search for agency advice. It is extremely informative.

    http://www.guatadopt.com/
    For any parent who is considering, in process, or has completed a Guatemalan adoption - this website is amazing! It has a wealth of information and is updated very frequently

    http://precious.org/

    www.rainbowkids.com - Research countries, agencies, learn about waiting children, articles and resources for adoptive families

    www.adoptkorea.com - awesome resource for anyone looking into adopting from Korea


    Listing of Children
    http://www.adoptuskids.org
    A large listing of over 3000 children awaiting
    adoption, nationwide. Searchable and detailed, with
    photos. Wide variety of children, all ages and
    backgrounds. Can help you research on what types of
    issues these children have, which special needs you
    feel you would be able to take on and which you feel
    you wouldn’t.

    http://www.nwae.org
    Photolisting of children awaiting adoption in the
    northwestern US. Nicely maintained.
    How to adopt


    Dear Birth Mother Letters

    http://www.dearbirthmother.us/html/s...bservices.html


    Other

    The Greatest Gift: Reflections on International &
    Domestic Adoption" by Betsy Buckley.
    Raising Adopted Children, by Lois Ruskai Melina
    Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents
    Knew, by Sherrie Eldridge
    Toddler Adoption - The Weaver's Craft, by Mary Hopkins
    Best

    www.cornrowsandco.com
    here is a site and a book that deals with African American hair care. good knowledge for those of us doing transracial adoptions with AA children.

    Kids Talk Hair: An Instruction book for grown ups and Kids by Pamela Farrell

    http://www.fourfriends.com/
    A link to "A Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website" for those thinking of breastfeeding adopted babies.

    Adoption Scrapbook and Lifebook Supplies -- an essential site for those of us who are scrap-a-holics!
    http://www.scrapandtell.com/AdoptionStuff.htm

    www.NancyVerrier.com
    Nancy is a counselor and author. She deals with the complex issues unique to adoption that adoptive parents will encounter. As an adoptee, I only with that my parents had been armed with Nancy's knowledge when they were raising me. I think adoption is only responsible choice if perspective parents are willing to look at how the adoptee will be affected by it emotionally. When parents do this, adoption is/can be a tremendous gift and blessing. When they do not, the child is simply caught up in the parent's agenda and his/her rights and needs become a side issue, or worse yet, a non issue.

    http://www.adoptivefamiliesmagazine.com *Buy here*

    www.simpleasthat.com - great info for multi-ethnic families


    Embryo Adoption links
    http://www.embryoadoption.org/

    http://www.nightlight.org/snowflakeadoption.htm

    http://www.perspectivespress.com/ite...estyle=default
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    For those wanting to adopt, check out Mercy Ministries. They provide free help for teens who are pregnant and want to give their baby up for adoption after prayerfully condering to parent or put up for adoption. This is a Christian based ministry.

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    I noticed that you are from Southern Indiana. I live in Evansville, IN. I wondered what international adoption agency you used to adopt? I am trying to get started in the process, but the one in Evansville most of the countries are closed...any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lnamreep View Post
    I noticed that you are from Southern Indiana. I live in Evansville, IN. I wondered what international adoption agency you used to adopt? I am trying to get started in the process, but the one in Evansville most of the countries are closed...any advice?
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    I'm only about an hour from E'ville...heading that way tomorrow morning to Toys R Us.

    We did not do international adoption. We done a private adoption locally. We did (I guess still are with) try to use an agency up north. They've changed the name since we signed up, but I can find out what that name is now if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss-Meme View Post
    I'm only about an hour from E'ville...heading that way tomorrow morning to Toys R Us.

    We did not do international adoption. We done a private adoption locally. We did (I guess still are with) try to use an agency up north. They've changed the name since we signed up, but I can find out what that name is now if you want.
    If you could find the name, I would be interested. Have you adopted from them before? How far along are you in the process? Anything you would like to share, would be greatly appreciated!

    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lnamreep View Post
    If you could find the name, I would be interested. Have you adopted from them before? How far along are you in the process? Anything you would like to share, would be greatly appreciated!

    Lisa
    Here is the website:
    http://www.stelizabeths.org/

    We have not adopted through them. We signed with them years ago (7-9 years ago) but never heard from them.

    We adopted our son through a private adoption that came to us when we were not actively looking.
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    Miss-Meme thx for the resources!

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    I create birth mother profiles/adoption profiles for a living. I hate to plug myself, but I see the birth mother profile service link doesn't work. Our website is ourchosenchild.com. We have a resource section at the website as well.

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