Links to National Resource Websites





"Currently, thousands of children await adoption or are in foster care, looking forward to permanent homes. These children can thrive, reach their full potential, and spread their wings when given the loving and firm foundation of family."

—President Barack Obama,
November 2010,
National Adoption Day Proclamation


National Resources


AdoptUsKids - National photolisting of waiting children

Adoption Exchange Association (AEA)

Adopt America Network

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) - national clearinghouse for free information about local and national mental health resources.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (formerly the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse) - easily accessible information pertaining to all aspects of adoption, including domestic and international. National Foster Care and Adoption Directory Search

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

NACAC - North American Council on Adoptable Children

National Center for State Courts

National Indian Child Welfare Association

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - is a national information and referral center on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators and other professionals, with an emphasis on children and youth (22 years of age and younger).

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Clearinghouse - information about programs, priorities, and issues related to child health and human development.

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