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International/Transracial Families Focus
Families with Children from China
National Website: www.fwcc.org
This website offers news and a broad base of information of interest to families who have adopted children from China, prospective parents and waiting families. The site provides links to other FCC chapters and resources.
Pact, An Adoption Alliance
Pact, a nonprofit organization begun by two adoptive parents in 1991, offers extensive post-placement opportunities for all families raising children of color (same-race, transracial, international, transcultural, etc.), providing informative and essential education, connection and support. Pact's comprehensive site addresses issues for adopted children of color, offering informative articles on related topics as well as profiles of triad members and their families, links to other internet resources, and a book reference guide with a searchable database and much more.
FAIR - Families Adopting in Response
Through its all-volunteer organization FAIR offers information, education, support and fellowship to adoptive and preadoptive families. The link to FAIR provides an extensive list of adoption-related websites.
KAAN: Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network
“KAAN's mission is to support networking and build understanding among Adoptees, Adoptive Families, Koreans And Korean Americans.” The website provides numerous links to resources for adoptees and parents. KAAN also organizes an annual conference with programs for children, teens and adults.
Adoption Today Magazine
This print/digital magazine focuses on issues and answers surrounding international and transracial adoption. Articles are written by “adoptive parents, adoptees and professionals in the fields of medicine, law, education, social work, child development and international and domestic adoption.” Features downloadable articles on topics ranging from Chinese New Year to parenting and race.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Adoptive Families is an award-winning national adoption magazine. The AF website provides a comprehensive source of information for families before, during, and after adoption, including downloadable AF Magazine articles on numerous topics (including adoption in the school setting) and links to an array of adoption-related websites.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
“The Adoption Institute’s mission is to provide leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and practices – through sound research, education and advocacy – in order to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption.” Numerous publications, research resources, “adoption facts,” and other information are available on this site.
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
“C.A.S.E. is a private, non-profit adoptive family support center. Its programs focus on helping children from a variety of foster care and adoptive backgrounds to receive understanding and support which will enable them to grow into successful, productive adults.” Publications (such as the W.I.S.E. Up workbook), downloadable resource materials and links to several other adoption-related sites are available here.
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
NACAC’s mission is to promote and support permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care – especially those in foster care and those with special needs. NACAC focuses on “public policy advocacy, parent leadership capacity building, education and information sharing, and adoption support.” NACAC hosts a multi-day adoption education conference each summer. The website offers numerous publications relevant to transracial, international adoptive families and to parents coordinating support networks (http://www.nacac.org/parentgroups/resources.html).