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 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): www.nacac.org
National advocacy group providing information regarding resources, legislation and a wide range of adoption related issues.
Joint Council for International Children's Services (JCICS): www.jcics.org
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: 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.
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:
Information and resources for travel abroad.
Intercountry Adoption, U.S. Department of State: www.adoption.state.gov
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): 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.
Families with Children from China (FWCC): www.fwcc.org
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA): www.frua.org
Eastern European Adoption Coalition: www.eeadopt.org
India Adoption Resources: www.ichild.org
Guatemala Adoptive Families: www.guatefam.org
Latin American Parents Association: www.lapa.com
Adopting from Korea: www.adoptkorea.com