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
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.
Adoptive Families — An excellent magazine
Center for Family Connections — Excellent support services, based in Cambridge, Mass.
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