Adoption Resources

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We understand that adoption can be confusing.  When adopting our two children, we discovered the importance of knowledgeable professionals and educated decision-making.

In that spirit, below are some of the best adoption resources out there for people considering adoption!

Best,
Mike

(The listing below does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of these organizations by The Adoption Lantern)

Adoption Analyses and Assessments

Customized Adoption Plan Free Customized Adoption Plan: In this plan, we'll map out your adoption goals, recommend safe adoption paths, rate the adoption-friendliness of your home state, execute customized statistical analysis to estimate the time it will take you to adopt, and more!  This plan is completely free in order to demonstrate value to prospective families.

Improving the Adoption Process

How to adopt an infant video How to Adopt an Infant (Video Blog): In this short how-to video, Mike talks about How To Adopt an Infant...
Ninja babies Top 5 ninja moves for reducing risk in YOUR adoption!: Here are our top 5 ninja moves for reducing risks in YOUR adoption process! Read more......
How to select an adoption agency video How to Select an Adoption Agency (Video Blog): In this short how-to video, Mike talks about How to Select an Adoption Agency.
Running beach speed Top 5 tips for accelerating YOUR adoption!: Here are our top 5 tips for accelerating YOUR adoption process! Read more......

Inspiration

Card Letter Postage Stamp MailA Letter to My Younger Self, As He Begins to Consider Adoption popup window icon: Dear Mike (circa 2005), I hope this letter finds you well and that you are enjoying life...
Heart of Hearts The Legacy of an Adopted Child: Once there were two women who never knew each other. One you do not remember, the other you call mother...

Online Portals, Support Groups, and Associations

Resolve LogoRESOLVE popup window icon: RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. RESOLVE improves the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility.
Adoption.com LogoAdoption.com popup window icon: The largest adoption community with 800,000+ members and 1 million+ pages of content.
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys LogoAmerican Academy of Adoption Attorneys popup window icon: Distinguished Adoption Attorneys - Academy Fellows must be licensed for at least five years and have acted as lead counsel in at least 50 adoption proceedings, including 10 interstate (ICPC) placements in the two years prior to being invited to join the Academy. They must maintain their practice according to the highest standards of ethics, competence and professionalism.
CAFFA LogoCAFFA (Chicago Area Families for Adoption) popup window icon: Chicago Area Families For Adoption (CAFFA) is one of the largest adoptive parent support groups in the Chicago area. Member families include children of all races and ethnicities. They are dedicated to providing information and support to both adoptive and pre-adoptive families in the Chicago area.
ICPC State Pages LogoICPC State Pages popup window icon: The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) was established in 1974 and consists of members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AAICPC has authority under ICPC to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out more effectively the terms and provisions of this compact. The AAICPC obtains its Secretariat Services, as an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
Save the adoption tax credit logoSave The Adoption Tax Credit popup window icon: Save the Adoption Tax Credit is an effort of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group - a collaboration of 139 adoption and child welfare organizations.
Walk for Adoption Chicago LogoWalk for Adoption Chicago popup window icon: Walk for Adoption Chicago began in November of 2010 with the purpose of celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month. The Walk was designed to share with the community the beautiful option that adoption can be for someone facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Magazines and Books

Adoptive Families Magazine LogoAdoptive Families Magazine popup window icon: Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
You Can Adopt BookYou Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide popup window icon: From Adoptive Families magazine, the country‚Äôs leading resource on adoption, this warm, authoritative book is full of practical, realistic advice from leading attorneys, doctors, social workers, and psychologists, as well as honest, intimate stories from real parents and children.

Free Customized Adoption Plan

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In this plan, we'll map out your adoption goals, recommend safe adoption paths, rate the adoption-friendliness of your home state, execute customized analysis to estimate the time it will take you to adopt, and more!

This plan is completely free in order to demonstrate value to prospective families.

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