Resources

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

A national association of approximately 340 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law.
www.adoptionattorneys.org

American Adoptions

A licensed non-profit adoption agency providing adoption services to birth mothers and adoptive families.
http://www.americanadoptions.com

Child Welfare Information Gateway

A comprehensive source for adoption information. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Friends In Adoption

A non-profit, licensed adoption agency whose goal is to help people make informed decisions about adoption.
http://www.friendsinadoption.org/

Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau

An affiliated agency of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and a multi-program non-profit organization that provides a range of human services to clients in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area.
http://www.cgshb.org/

The Adoption Tax Credit (IRS website)

Information regarding Adoption Tax Credit from Internal Revenue Service website.
http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Government website containing information on the international adoption process as well as required forms to be completed by prospective adoption parents.
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

New York Office of Children and Family Services

New York State list of authorized adoption agencies
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt/agcymenu.asp

State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families

New Jersey list of adoption agencies approved to provide adoption services in New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/adoption/adopt.html

Adoptive Families Magazine

National adoption magazine providing adoption information for families before, during, and after adoption.
http://www.adoptivefamiliesmagazine.com

Tapestry Books

A complete source for Adoption and Infertility Books.
http://www.tapestrybooks.com/

Center for Adoption Policy

Extensive website providing research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and inter-country
http://www.adoptionpolicy.org/

Adoptive Parent Committee

Parent support group dedicated to improving all aspects of the adoption and interim (foster) care process.
http://www.adoptiveparents.org/

American Fertility Association

Dedicated to providing the public with education regarding reproductive disease, and providing support to families confronting issues of infertility and adoption.
http://www.theafa.org/

Resolve

Dedicated to promoting reproductive health and to ensuring equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.
http://www.resolve.org/site/PageServer

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

A national organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.
http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/

National Council for Adoption

Focused on helping children find permanent homes through adoption.
https://www.adoptioncouncil.org/

PACT, An Adoption Alliance

Dedicated to providing adoption-related services to children of color, their birth parents and their adoptive parents.
http://www.pactadopt.org

National Adoption Center

Focuses on children with special needs and those from minority cultures.
http://www.adopt.org

National Adoption Foundation

Dedicated to providing financial assistance, services and support to families, before, during and after their adoptions are finalized.
http://www.nafadopt.org

HelpUsAdopt

Helpusadopt.org is a national 501c3 financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status and sexual orientation) with the costs of their adoptions (domestic, international, special needs or foster care) by awarding grants of up to $15,000.
http://www.Helpusadopt.org

Fertile Hope

National, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
http://www.fertilehope.org/

Family Equality Counsel

Family Equality Council is an advocacy organization dedicated to changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBT.
http://www.familyequality.org/

Garden State Equality

Civil rights organization dedicated to pursuing equality for members of the LGBT community and their families.
http://www.gardenstateequality.org

Lambda Family Circle

A GLBT organization for parents and their families in NY.
http://www.lambdafamilycircle.org

Concerned Persons for Adoption

Non-profit Support group in the State of New Jersey dedicated to providing educational resources and support to adoptive parent before and after adoption.
http://www.cpfanj.org

National Council for Single Adoptive Parents

The National Council for Single Adoptive Parents can tell you how to adopt and how to manage as a single parent.
http://www.adopting.org/ncsap.html

New York State Citizens Coalition for Children

An organization of concerned citizens throughout New York State dedicated to improving services to at risk children and advocating for systemic change in the adoption and foster care system.
http://www.nysccc.org

ASSISTED REPRODUCTION RESOURCES

American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
A credentialed, professional organization dedicated to the advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction.
http://www.aaarta.org

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine, including infertility.
http://www.asrm.org/

The Donor Sibling Registry

The Registry (DSR) was founded in 2000 to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties.
https://www.donorsiblingregistry.com/

Egg Donation And Surrogacy Professional Association

The Association provides a forum for education, communication and advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, attorneys, agencies and affiliated professionals in the field of Third Party Family Formation.
http://edspa.org

Surrogacy Law by State

http://www.surrogacymap.com/

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