Adoption/Foster Care

The Adoption Clubhouse
The Adoption Clubhouse is a website for adopted children aged 8-12. It features a "speak out" section with kids writing about their experiences as well as a staffed message board where kids can talk to each other, The site also offers suggestions on how to handle tough school assignments, like the "family tree" and hosts a library with book and movie reviews -- and more!

 

Adoptive Families Magazine

Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.

 

A Thousand Moms

A Thousand Moms comprises a network of diverse people across the spectrum of New Yorkers, representing many skills, abilities, and talents. Its mission is to organize, educate, and mobilize in order to meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of youth in our child welfare systems who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning their sexual identity so they may reach their full potential. Its goals include: recruiting foster/adoptive parents in local communities; training foster/adoptive/birth families at county and private agencies; raising awareness of the needs of LGBT/Q youth in communities through meetings with local civic, business, and religious organizations and leaders; and ensuring that LGBT/Q youth in foster/adoptive care receive the emotional, physical, and social support they need. A Thousand Moms is a project of the National Association of Former Foster Children, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

Creating a Family

Creating A Family offers adoption/infertility consulting services, and hosts the program"Creating a Family: Talk about Infertility and Adoption."

 

New York State Citizens' Coalition for Children, Inc.

NYSCCC is an advocacy organization comprised of adoptive and foster parent groups throughout the state, agencies, and concerned citizens who believe in the right of EVERY child to a permanent, loving family. Services include information, referrals, and support and guidance for prospective adoptive and foster parents.

  

Orphan Doctor

This site was 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.

 

US Dept. of Health and Human Services

"Child welfare workers can improve their practice with children, youth, and families by increasing their knowledge and appreciation of different cultures. Increased sensitivity to cultural differences can help workers more fully engage with families, better understand family actions and interactions, and make culturally appropriate case decisions" through the use of the US DHHS's resources on working with diverse families.

Upcoming Events

Adoptive Families 
The Resource & Community for Adoption Parenting
 
Adopting from Foster Care (for more information, click here
Adoption attorneys Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Bobbie L. Rabuck, Esq., will provide an overview of the foster adoption process and adoption subsidies, and answer questions, including: What are the steps in the process? How much does foster adoption tend to cost? Can I adopt a baby from foster care? Can LGBT families and singles adopt from foster care? Could foster adoption be right for our family? Join us to ask your questions!

The Expert Q&A Webinar: Adopting from Foster Care has been rescheduled and will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm ET (12pm-1pm CT; 11am-12pm MT; 10am-11am PT).

Last Updated: 5/13/16