Posting Adoption Stories for the Forumhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=604575Getting Startedhttp://www.adoptinfo.net/gettingstarted.html
Ethica: A Voice for Ethical Adoptions. Articles and Webinarshttp://www.ethicanet.org/itemlist.ph...style=itemlistA great book list!
: http://www.parentbooks.ca/Adoption.htmlAgencies and Logisticswww.forums.adoption.com
-dharmamamaEuropean Adoption Consultants Inc.
A really good website for just starting out and give a lot of informationhttp://www.adoption.orgwww.guatadopt.com
For the latest on Guatemala adoptions -Starr
Excellent organization - Leatherette
For the latest on Guatemala adoptions: www.guatadopt.comWorld Association for Children and Parents (WACAP)www.travel.state.gov/family/adoption/country/country_369.html
This is the web site for the US State Department and is very useful for those questions like, "What about adoption from [insert country x here.] You can see all of the requirements and also the countries where it's not a good idea for legal reasons.www.adoptivefamilies.com/
Adoptive Families Magazine. I love this magazine and the web site. They sell an excellent adoption guide which is updated every year.Quantum Parenting Articles on Adoption
Charts for their kids' records/pediatricians:http://www.adoptmed.org/topics/growth-charts.htmlgroups.yahoo.com/search?query=adoption&submit=Search
There are a number of great groups on yahoo related to adoption. Lurking is a good way to learn about a particular country or about specific issues.www.ethicanet.org/itemlist.php?pagestyle=itemlist
Ethica. A Voice for Ethnical Child Placement. This is an interesting advocacy group for openness and ethics in adoption. Good updates and alerts on various international adoption issues.www.med.umn.edu/peds/iac/downloads.html
University of Minnesota International Adoption Clinic resources. Some great articles on medical issues faced by internationally adopted children.
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State Dept. website:http://travel.state.gov/family/adop...ountry_437.htmlAdoption Advocates Internationalwww.ifservices.org/
An adoption agency in IndiaHolt International
Adoption from China, Korea, Vietnam, Haiti, India, Philippines, Bulgaria and Mongolia. - Wendy Nathanwww.happymomanna.com/
Advocating the Adoption of Special Needs and Waiting Children and Supporting Families who Have!Adoptive Parents forumfourfriends.com/abrw/www.asklenore.info/breastfeeding/induced_lactation/faq.html www.a4everfamily.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
: Adoption of HIV+ children, from dharmamamahttp://www.foreverparents.com/
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A great web radio show with many excellent interviews -www.theadoptionshow.comFinancial Assistance and Information
National Adoption Foundationwww.nafadopt.org/loanprograms
or call 888-627-8767.www.nafadopt.org
The Shepherd's Crook Ministrieswww.theshepherdscrook.org
A Child Waits Foundation
Cynthia and Randolph Nelson
1136 Barker Road #12
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone# 518-794-8890 or 1-866-999-2445
Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministries:www.kingdomkidsadoption.org
Military Non-Recurring Subsidy
For active duty adoptive parents the military will reimburse up to $ 2,000 on adoption expenses for one child and $ 5,000 for siblings. Parents need to file after the adoption is finalized and if they worked with a licensed adoption agency. They need to file form DD 2673 and see the Defense Finance Service Instruction 1341 or call 303-333-0845 for more information.
Employer Adoption Benefits: Contact your human resources department and see if your employer offers adoption benefits.
The Gift of Adoption Fund
101 East Pier Street, 1st Floor
Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone# 1-414-268-1368 (for application)
Jill Tate - Executive Director
1509 Maurice Trull Road
Wingate, NC 28174
National Adoption Foundation
100 Mill Plain Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
Phone # 1-203-791-3811
The National Adoption Center in Philadelphia
1500 Walnut St. Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone # 1-215-735-9988
Fax # 1-215-735-9410
This site consists of a list of corporations who give grants for adoption contract. Additionally, the NACIP offers material on how to get employee incentive programs related to the adoption process. For more information on this call, 1-800-TO-ADOPT
The Ibsen Adoption Network
2730 French Road. N.W.
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone # 1-360-866-7036
Fax # 1-360-866-8917
The Boatner Family Foundation:: The Boatner Foundation, P O Box 132272, The Woodlands, Texas 77393-2272.
Our Chinese Daughters Foundation Inc.
Dr. Jane A Liedtke, Founder
P.O. Box 1243
Bloomington, IL 61702-1243
RELIGIOUS BASED PROGRAMS:
God's Grace Adoption Ministry
PO BOX 4
Modesto California 95353
Phone # 1-209-572-4539
Hebrew Free Loan Association/DOMOI Foundation: Provides loans of up to $10,000 for Jewish families who wish to adopt. Website is www.hflasf.org//adopt-loans.html
or call 415-546-9902.
Oxford Adoption Foundation. Provides low-interest loans for families who have exhausted other financial options. Telephone: 239-430-6240 Website is www.oxfordadoption.com
A Child Waits Foundation
Cynthia and Ralph Nelson
1136 Barker Road #12
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone# 1-914-962-0886 or 1-866-999-2445
Website is www.achildwaits.org
or call 413-499-3992.
First Union Bank Adoption Loan Program: Call 888-314-5437. An adoption loan program available to families who live in those states in which First Union operates.Adoption and Race
www.pactadopt.org/press/articles/index.shtmlhttp://www.adoptinfo.net/Attachment and Post-Adoption/Fostering
"Specific Techniques to Increase Family Attachment"http://library.adoption.com/articles...ttachment.htmlhttp://www.adoptinfo.net/bonding.htmlThe Association for Treatment and Training of Attachment Disorderhttp://www.attach.orghttp://www.adoptinfo.net/gettingstarted.htmlwww.attachmentdisorder.net/Dan Hughes Ph.D. Info on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Treatment Modelhttp://www.danielhughes.orgResidential Treatment Options Grounded in Attachment/Trauma Theory http://www.villasantamaria.org/index.asphttp://www.intermountain.org/index.phphttp://www.thompsoncff.org/treatment_residential.htmPost Adoption Depression.
Here is a Yahoo group on PAD: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PostAdoptionDepression/Bookshttp://www.squidoo.com/Adoption-Bookswww.tapestrybooks.com
has all sorts of adoption-related booksAdopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child
by L. Anne Babb, Rita LawsAdopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families With Special-Needs Kids : A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky Adoption across Borders
by Rita J. Altstein, Howard SimonAdoption Nation
by Adam PertmanAdoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections.
Edited by Jean MacLeod and Sheena Macrae. Especially relevent to international adoption and issues for post-institutionalized children of all ages.Adoption, Race, and Identity: From Infancy to Young Adulthood
by Rita Simon (Introduction) The Adoption Resource Book
by Lois GilmanAre Those Kids Yours?
by Cheri Register Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
by Deborah D. GreyBeyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects On Raising Internationally Adopted Children
by Cheri Register Children of Open Adoption and Their Families
by Kathleen Silber, Patricia Martinez Dorner The Complete Adoption Book
by Laura Beauvais-GodwinThe Complete Adoption Handbook
by Colleen Alexander-RobertsCross Cultural Adoption: How To Answer Questions from Family, Friends & Community
by Amy Coughlin, Caryn Abramowitz Cultures of Transnational Adoption
by Elizabeth Alice Honig (Contributor), et alFacilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children
by Daniel A. Hughes International Adoption: Sensitive Advice for Prospective Parents
by Jean Knoll (Author), Mary-Kate Murphy Is Adoption for You: The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice
by Christine Adamec Insight Into Adoption: What Adoptive Parents Need To Know About The Fundamental Differences Between A Biological And Adopted Child
by Barbara Taylor Blomquist LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child
by Beth O'Malley The Legal Adoption Guide: Safely Navigating the System
by Colleen Alexander-Roberts Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent's Guide
by Lois Ruskai MelinaThe Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption
by Karen J. Foli, John R. Thompson Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years
by Patty CogenParenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and Healthy Child
by Brenda, Ph.D. McCreight Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
by Nancy VerrierReaching Out
by Nelson Handel (a book about writing "Dear Birthmother" letters)Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent
by Lois Ruskai Melina Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft
by Mary Hopkins-Best (Author) Talking with Young Children about Adoption
by Mary Watkins, Susan Fisher Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
by Sherrie Eldridge The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family
by Jayne E. Schooler
Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Yearshttp://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Your...dp/1558323260/Feeding Resources and Information
Feeding can be a central activity around which attachment occurs in adoption. Secure attachment is essential to the emerging relationship in adoption. Parents and babies that are joined through adoption need to establish the attachment relationship and food (survival, trust) is a close way to do this.
Members need to know that there are adoptive parents that are seeking to establish adoptive breastfeeding and those that either cannot do this or haven’t been able to sustain it for one reason or another. Members should be supportive of one another and assume that the mother’s best efforts have already gone into any breastfeeding attempt, or that there are reasons that this is not an option that the member may not wish to explain. Resources on various methods of attachment-focused feeding are welcome here: induced lactation, herbal/medical supplements, supplemental feeding systems, best methods of “bottlenursing” and best bottles, how to help the baby that resists eye contact, organic formulas, formula and milk allergies, etc. In all posts please observe the User Agreement and keep in mind MDCs commitment to attachment parenting and natural family living.
Great scholarly article on adoptive breastfeeding:http://www.internationalbreastfeedin.../content/1/1/5http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=481793http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBadoptive.htmlhttp://www.mothering.com/special-gif...g-adopted-babyhttp://www.fourfriends.com/abrw/forum/index.php?www.asklenore.comhttp://forums.adoption.com/breastfeeding-adopted-child
on adoptive breastfeeding"Bottlenursing" Things to promote "bottlenursing" (from Queencarr)
* hold baby for all feedings; no wandering around with a bottle
* limit the number of people giving a bottle, ideally just Mom or Mom and Dad, especially in the first few months
* feed on demand--have bottles made ahead to make this easier
* sing, make silly faces, play kiss your toes--anything to get them to look at you and interact while they are eating
* hold them close, similar to a nursing position if possible
* bottlefeed with as much skin to skin contact as they and you are comfortable with
* hold the bottle for baby--(my rationale behind this is that if baby were nursing, he would be dependent on me to provide his milk, therefore I feel it is developmentally appropriate that he not feed himself. On the few times he has reached to hold it I let him hold my hands instead.) Please PM lauren with any resources that you might like to add to this list.
Thank you to all the members who have contributed to create this resource!