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Links to Adoption and Foster Care Resources

We are pleased to offer these links to help you in obtaining additional information. Please note that Valley Hospital does not oversee the content of these sites and cannot guarantee their total accuracy or completeness. However, we believe they are good places to start when looking for adoption news and information.

Adoptive Families of America:   
A national parent advocacy group with information about domestic and international adoption.  Publishes a bi-monthly magazine.  Web site has information about a broad range of adoption-related issues for all stages of the adoption process, travel, book lists, and raising an adopted child.

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC):
National advocacy group providing information regarding resources, legislation and a wide range of adoption related issues.

Joint Council for International Children's Services (JCICS):
An umbrella organization for agencies involved in international adoption that promotes ethical adoption practices and legislation. Information regarding international adoption and resources.

Child Welfare Information Gateway:
A federally funded site with information about all aspects of adoption and foster care.

Healthy Foster Care America: 
This American Academy of Pediatrics web site provides a range of information on developmental and mental health, advocacy, and legislative issues and resources for parents, children, and professionals involved in foster care.

Adoption Nutrition: 
This is a helpful web site about nutrition and feeding for parents of children who have been in foster care and/or orphanage care.

Centers for Disease Control
          Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:

          International Adoption: Health Guidance and Immigration Process:

Information and resources for travel abroad.

Intercountry Adoption, U.S. Department of State:
Updated web site from The Office of Children's Issues.

Local and National Parent Support and Information Resources

New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJARCH):

Adoptive Parents Committee (APC):
In the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, this group holds regular meetings and an annual conference.

Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPFA):
In New Jersey, this group holds regular meetings and an annual conference.

Families with Children from China (FWCC):

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA):

Eastern European Adoption Coalition:

India Adoption Resources:

Guatemala Adoptive Families:

Latin American Parents Association:

Adopting from Korea:

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