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Adoption Awareness

Have you considered adopting a child from a different country? Check out these websites below to find adoption information for the U.S. and the five most popular countries to adopt from.

United States of America

Information about adopting a child from inside the U.S.:

China

Adopt a child from the burgeoning country of China:

Ethiopia

Children from this African nation are waiting to be adopted:

Guatemala

Get info on adopting a child from this Central American country:

Kazakhstan

Once part of the Soviet Union, this Central Asian nation is open to adoptive parents:

Russia

Adopt a child from Russia with love:

Library Online Resources

HeritageQuest Online »

Share your heritage with your new son or daughter by using this database to trace your family history. Perhaps your ancestors served in the Revolutionary War.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context »

This resource includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on adoption and other social issues.

Orlando Sentinel »

Search the Orlando Sentinel for articles on adoption from 1985 to present.

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Websites

Adopt America Network »

This website is a volunteer network to help families and children waiting to be adopted. Give a child a family of his or her own.

Adoption.com »

This website covers a range of topics from connecting children with families who would like to adopt to assisting women with their pregnancies. They also provide a list of adoption professionals in Florida.

Adoption Network Law Center »

Investigate this comprehensive resource when making decisions about adoption. Find the baby to complete your family.

Independent Adoption Center »

Check out this non-profit open adoption organization. This website mainly focuses on domestic infant adoptions.

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Mobile

Adoption Guide

Use this free application and read articles about the adoption process. View directories of attorneys, adoption agencies, and other tips to get started with adoption.
iTunes | Website

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Library Materials

Adoption Biographies »

Read these personal stories and memoirs from people who have adopted or been adopted. Enrich your life with these encouraging works.

Adoption Books »

Check out these books for guides, stories, and legal information on adoption. Locate answers to a variety of adoption queries.

Adoption Movies »

Get out the popcorn! Watch stirring stories about families who bring other children into their lives.

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Kids & Teens

Library Online Resources

NoveList Plus Adoption Booklist for Tweens and Teens »

NoveList Plus opens the door to fiction and nonfiction titles dealing with adoption for older readers and teens. Search NoveList Plus for more titles and recommendations.

Library Materials

Books about Adoption and New Families for Kids and Teens »

Check out this collection of books including beautiful picture books, chapter books for new readers, fiction for older children and teens.

Websites

Kid's WB - DC Nation »

Adopt a super hero! Some of your favorite super hero characters come from adopted families. Have fun with Superman, Batman, and other super friends.

The National Network for Young People in Foster Care »

Learn more about Foster Club, the national network for young people in foster care. Check out real and inspiring stories. Connect with Foster Club or follow @fosterclub.

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Social

Adoptive Families Circle »

Choose from several different blogs posted by the award winning magazine Adoptive Families. Read Adoption Blogs from the Heart.

Foster Parenting Podcast »

Listen to this podcast and get tips from others about being a foster parent. Take the journey with T and W as they share the challenges of trying to adopt.

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