Adoption Resources

The following links and addresses we have found to be valuable resources for learning more about adoption. We have annotated the links to explain what we feel is most useful about the site or organization, and how you might use the resource most effectively.

Tapestry Books provides books relating to adoption for birth parents, adoptive parents, children and professionals.

Adoption Community of New England provides education, information, advocacy and support for all who are touched by adoption and foster care. ACONE hosts ongoing programs and support groups for all those touched by adoption, including the Annual New England Adoption Conference each spring.

Adoptive Families Magazine is a magazine that provides an information source for families before, during, and after adoption.

Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support provides information, materials and support for all those considering an open adoption and living in an open adoption.

The Donaldson Adoption Institute ia a research and policy based organization that strives to provide leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and practices — through sound research, education and advocacy — in order to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption.

The Child Welfare League of America is an organization that advocates for and promotes the well-being of children, youth, and their families. The site has an extensive media library discussing issues and trends in parenting and adoption.

Massachusetts Laws about Adoption provides information about adoption laws and pending legislation in Massachusetts

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The Gateway features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

The National Center on Adoption and Permanency is a unique nonprofit organization that provides a broad range of information, resources, consultation and multidisciplinary services relating to adoption, foster care and child welfare.