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: www.adoptivefamilies.com
A national parent advocacy group with information about domestic and international adoption. Publishes an online magazine. Website 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): www.nacac.org
National advocacy group providing information regarding resources, legislation and a wide range of adoption related issues.
Child Welfare Information Gateway: www.childwelfare.gov
A federally funded site with information about all aspects of adoption and foster care.
Healthy Foster Care America: www.aap.org/fostercare
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.
HealthyChildren.org Adoption and Foster Care
This American Academy of Pediatrics website provides a range of information on health, developmental and mental issues for families who have a child who has been in foster care or adopted.
Adoption Nutrition: www.adoptionnutrition.org
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:
Intercountry Adoption, U.S. Department of State: www.adoption.state.gov
Updated web site from The Office of Children's Issues.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): http://www.nctsn.org/resourcse/audiences/parents-caregivers/what-is-cts
Children who have experienced institutional care or foster care have frequently been exposed to traumatic life events. This website provides information for caregivers and professionals.
Local Parent Support and Information Resources
New Jersey Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJARCH): www.njarch.org
Adoptive Parents Committee (APC): www.adoptiveparents.org
In the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, this group holds regular meetings and an annual conference.
Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPFA): www.cpfanj.org
In New Jersey, this group holds regular meetings and an annual conference.