The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services provides
lots of concise, factual information about the adoption process
in Wisconsin. This is a great place to start! Includes links to
adoption agencies, information about different types of adoption
(stepparent, special-needs, etc.) and information about adoption
assistance. Also lists lots of information about becoming a foster
A state funded service which provides information about adoption
to adolescents and adults experiencing unplanned pregnancies,
to birthfathers, and to prospective adoptive parents. Lots of
good information here for anyone involved in the adoption process.
Wisconsin Adoption Records Search Program
From the Department of Health and Family Services, information on Wisconsin Adoption Search Law for Adoptees, Birth Parent(s), and Adoptive Parents.
Special Needs Adoption Network
This nonprofit organization focuses on finding permanent homes
for children with special needs and supporting adoptive families.
The site includes a Guide
to Special Needs Adoption in Wisconsin and a list
of children currently needing families.
This government-sponsored Web site gathers together information
nationwide about waiting children in the U.S. foster care system.
The web site is a collaboration between The
Children’s Bureau, part of the Federal Department of
Health and Human Services, and 6
other adoption organizations.
This enormous adoption portal provides information for every step
along the adoption process. From birthparent support to after
adoption information, this site has it all! Includes newsletters,
discussion forums and adoption chat, along with an adoption daily
news. I especially enjoyed this story
about a Michigan adoption.
National Adoption Information
This organization, which calls itself "a comprehensive resource
on all aspects of adoption" is a joint service of several
federal agencies that handle various aspects of adoption. A particularly
nice service is their publications
list. Most publications are online, those that aren't can
be ordered by telephone, fax, or sending an email.
North American Council on Adoptable
This organization focuses on meeting the needs of waiting children
and the families who adopt them. Nevertheless, there is still
some terrific information for prospective parents who are thinking
about adoption. I especially like the article How
to Adopt, which explains, in detail, all the steps of the
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