International Adoption Organizations and Support Groups / International Adoption Organizations and Support Groups

International Adoption Organizations and Support Groups

The following organizations and support groups can be a big help to you before and after you adopt a child.

Adoptive Families Magazine

Adoptive Families Magazine
P.O. Box 5159
Brentwood, TN 37024
Tel: 212-877-1839

Adoptive Parents' Committee

APC is an advocate for humanitarian improvements in the adoption and foster care system.

Adoptive Parents' Committee
P. O. Box 3525, Church St. Station
New York, NY 10008-3525

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys AAAA
P.O. Box 33053,
Washington, DC 20033
(202) 832-2222

Also-known-as, inc.
P.O. Box 6037
FDR Station
New York, NY 10150
(212) 386-9201

American Adoption Congress
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1012
Washington DC 20036
(202) 483-3399

Child Welfare Information Gateway

This organization was established by Congress to provide the general public with easily accessible information on all aspects of adoption. CWIG publishes a variety of fact sheets on adoption issues, directories of adoption-related services, and a catalog of audiovisual materials on adoptions. CWIG does not place children for adoption or provide counseling. It does, however, make referrals for such services.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
P.O. Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013-1182
Tel: 703-352-3488 / 888-251-0075
Fax: 703-385-3206

Child Welfare League of America
440 1st St. NW, Suite 310
Washington D.C. 20001-2085
(202) 638-2952

China Cares Foundation

China Care's mission is to give Chinese orphans the opportunity for a life of love and American families the means to provide it.  They attempt to promote and facilitate the adoption of Chinese children into American families, improve the lives of orphans in China, and connect the two cultures of china and America.

Families Adopting Children Everywhere

Face Inc.
P.O. Box 28058
Baltimore, MD 21239
Tel: 410-488-2656 (Help-line)

Guatemala Adoptive Families Network

GAFN was founded by families with children adopted from Guatemala to contribute to the well-being of all Guatemalan families and children. They initiate and support projects that help raise the standard of living for Guatemalan children and their families, that improve conditions in Guatemalan orphanages, and that promote ethical adoptions for Guatemalan children whose birth families voluntarily relinquish them, or who are otherwise legally placed for adoption.

International Adoption Medical Information Clinic

IAMIC  In an international adoption, when you receive a referral from your agency, this University of Minnesota clinic will review the referral materials and offer you a medical opinion on the health of the child you are planning to adopt  When your child arrives in the United States, you may bring her or him to this clinic for an initial, comprehensive evaluation.  This health screen includes a physical examination, plus growth and development assessments.

Joint Council on International Children's Services
117 South Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-535-8045

National Adoption Information Clearing House
PO Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013-1182

National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
303 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3200
Phone: 614.236.6730

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Ave. Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114-1149
(651) 644-3036 | Fax: (651) 644-9848

Our Chinese Daughters Foundation

OCDF is a non-profit foundation that supports families with children adopted from China. Established in 1995 and registered in the State of Illinois in 1996, Our Chinese Daughters Foundation supports adoptive families in many ways.  It offers culture-focused travel programs, Volunteer China Family Programs, and Chinese language and culture programs in China for families with adopted children with the goal to increase the child's understanding of Chinese history and culture. It also provides adoption facilitation services and pre-adoption/adoption travel in China and it sponsors two projects to help families connect to their child's orphanage.

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1350
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone 301-652-8585

National Council for Adoption
225 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703-299-6633