Adoptive Parent Resources
Adoption Counseling & Educational Services
Adoption can be a wonderful way to build a family. It can also be challenging. Adoption Counseling & Educational Services (ACES) is an affiliation of mental health practitioners united in the goal of providing quality services for adoptive families. In addition to our counselors' academic credentials and training, each therapist affiliated with ACES, has earned a one year post-graduate certificate in Therapy with Adoptive Families.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Adoptive Families, the online adoption and parenting guide, has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years.
Creating A Family
Creating a Family is 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing education and support for adoption and infertility. We started as a labor of love because we saw a need for an unbiased source of information on infertility and adoption. Our mantra is "Information is Power". We aren’t promoting infertility treatment, or adoption, or any particular type of adoption. We think that you can decide what’s best for you, if you have accurate, complete information. We admit up front that we would love for every child in this world to have a family, and we would especially love to help find homes for older kids and kids with special needs. But, we know that this is not the right decision for every family and we want to help every family find the right path to parenthood.
An adoption resource full of helpful articles, an online newsletter and listings of waiting children.
Adoption Today Adoption magazine and websiteAssociation for Treatment & Training in the Attachment of Children
Child Trauma Academy (Bruce Perry, M.D. Ph.D) Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment & Remediation (Dr. Boris Gindis)CHADD- Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
Child Information Gateway, National Clearinghouse on child abuse and neglect information.
FAS Times Quarterly Newsletter Fostering families Today, Magazine also helpful for later-placed adopted children.
FRUA (Families of Russian and Ukrainian Adoption and Neighboring Countries). Great newsletter and a powerhouse of information for all kinds of adoptive families.
International Adoption Clinic, This organization is on the cutting edge of medical, psychological and social issues facing adopted children/families.
Kinship Center, Great source for adoption-related information on parenting.
NACAC (National Council on Adoptable Children) National advocacy organization influences legal, ethical and improves adoption practice. Excellent website full of resources.
NOFAS (National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) Disperses great information on FASD abd has local chapters. NAFA (Northwest Adoptive Families Association) is actively involved in education, advocacy and support for its nearly three hundred member families located throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
OHSU Adoption Health Services is provides a broad range of health services for adoptive parents and their children, from pre-adoption medical reviews to post-adoption checkups and beyond. For more information visit
PACT, An adoption Alliance, Adoption placement and education service focused on placing children of color and supporting families with in-racial or transracial children. Raising Black and Biracial Children. RBC Magazine supports the parenting of African American, interracial, and transracial adoptive and foster families. Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents Newsletter, Provides the latest information of special needs information including FASD. SNAP also has a great downloadable book on parenting children affected by FASD. The Center for Adoption Medicine, This website generated by the University of Washington Pediatric Care Center, is a rich resource for adoptive families. TAPS (Transracial Adoptive Parent Support). This telephone support line offers peer support for transracial and transcultural adoptive parents, (888) 448-8277. Birthparent line (800) 750-7590
The Iceberg Excellent Newsletter that supports families who have members with FASD or FAE. Combines stories, advocacy and research.