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Adoptive Families Magazine
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com

Adoptive Family Therapeutic and Educational Resources (AFTER)
http://www.AfterAdoption.org

Amen Clinics
http://www.brainplace.com
Daniel G. Amen, MD is a child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and an expert in neuroscience and behavioral psychiatry. He uses Brain SPECT Imaging to diagnose brain function and is an expert on treating ADD/ADHD.

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
http://www.adoptionattorneys.org
A national association of approximately 330 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distin-guished themselves, in the field of adoption law.

American Adoption Congress
www.americanadoptioncongress.org
An “international network of adoption triad members and organizations committed to adoption re-form that protects all those involved from abuse and exploitation.”

The Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
http://attach.org

Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE)
http://www.adoptionsupport.org
An online adoptive family support resource.

The Child Trauma Academy
http://www.childtrauma.org
A not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas is a unique collaborative of individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education.  (Dr. Bruce Perry, et al)

The Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov
A government agency that provides access to information and resources to protect children and strengthen families.  It was formerly known as National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC).

Child Welfare League of America
www.cwla.org
The CWLA provides educational events, and has developed practice standards for all areas of child welfare.  It lobbies and advocates for children and families on a wide range of issues, including research.

Children’s Research Triangle
http://www.childstudy.org
An organization committed to providing research driven services that improve the quality of life for all children with special needs or those who are at risk for developmental, behavioral, psycho-logical or educational problems. (Ira Chasnoff, MD)

The Circle of Security
http://www.circleofsecurity.org
The Circle of Security (COS) is a therapeutic process designed to create or repair the bond between mother and child.

Concerned United Birthparents
www.cubirthparents.org
Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) is a organization focused on adoption issues for birth-parents, adoptees, adoptive parents and professionals.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
http://www.nationalcasa.org

Daniel A. Hughes, Ph.D
http://www.danielhughes.org
Daniel Hughes is a trauma/attachment therapist who trains professionals and parents to work with these special children, using Dydactic Developmental Therapy.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
http://www.drdansiegel.com
A pediatrician and psychiatrist, Dr. Siegel’s work focuses on family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavioral regulation, autobiographical mem-ory and narrative processes.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
http://www.davethomasfoundation.org
Finding forever families for children in foster care.

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
www.adoptioninstitute.org
An organization that provides information about research, policy and practice updates, professional education, and other adoption related information.

Family Care Network, Inc.
http://www.fcni.org/
Established in 1987 for the purpose of creating family-based treatment programs as an alternative to group home or institutional care for children and youth, the agency, accredited by the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, operates, multiple programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals.

Fostering Families Today Magazine
http://www.fosteringfamiliestoday.com
A resource for foster and adoptive families.

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org
Advocating for LGBT rights, an All Children-All Families umbrella agency.

Hunter College School of Social Work
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning. Good informa-tion on concurrent permanency planning.

Insight – Open Adoption
http://www.openadoptioninsight.org
Resources and support for open adoption.

International Soundex Reunion Registry
http://www.plumsite.com/isrr/
International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR) a free mutual consent reunion registry
that serves individuals separated from birth family through adoption, divorce, foster care, institu-tional care, abandonment, etc.

National Adoption Center
www.adopt.org
A non-profit that administers several adoption programs to help families find children waiting for adoption, and provide education, resources, research and information on legal benefits.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption
www.nrcadoption.org
This organization provides information and resources to assist special needs adoption programs.

National Foster Parent Association
http://www.nfpainc.org

North American Council on Adoptable Children
www.nacac.org
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) is the oldest and largest parent-led organization meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt children with special needs.

Resolve
http://www.resolve.org
A support network and resources for individuals and couples experiencing infertility.

Tapestry Books
http://www.tapestrybooks.com
Excellent resource for books and DVDs about adoption, permanency, foster care.

US Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
The Administration for Children and Families department within HHS.

Voice for Adoption
http://www.voice-for-adoption.org
VFA is a national organization that develops and advocates for improved adoption policies at the national level.

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