US Search and Support
The links below will help you find adoption support resources in your area.
Search and reunion: http://americanadoptioncongress.org/search_and_reunion.php
Local support groups: http://americanadoptioncongress.org/pdf/support_groups.pdf
Counseling and Support — US and Canada
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
P.O Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
215 East 68th Street
NY, NY 10021
212 269 5080
International Soundex Reunion Registry: The largest free adoption reunion registry. Whether you are an adoptee or birthparent wanting to reunite, or are looking for an extended family member, this is a good place to start.
About.com: Adoption/Foster Care
Adoption Forum, Inc. (Pennsylvania)
Adoptive Families — An excellent magazine
Family Ties Adoption Search Database Family Ties Adoption
Center for Family Connections — Excellent support services, based in Cambridge, Mass.
PA Adoption Reunion Registry (PARR)
Social Security Administration
Or, for information about a group of adoption searchers in the US who have been in operation for more than 25 years, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster Care Adoption
Child Welfare League of America
4440 First Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
4288 West Dublin-Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
National Adoption Center
1500 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 10102
North American Council on Adoptable Children
970 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Not-for-Profit Adoption Agencies
Spence-Chapin is a private, nonprofit adoption agency with both domestic and international adoption programs and services — licensed in New York, New Jersey
Websites of fellow adoptees
I met Hope Wallace, an adoptee who had read The English American at a book signing in Oakton. She gave me some greeting cards and bookmarks that she had designed. I loved them and am including a link to her site because I think you’ll love them too. http://www.paperrelics.com
Trish Lay, adoptee, life/leadership coach. www.soulsatplayproductions.com