Here are just a few resources I have personally found helpful. I hope to update this page as I learn more and (hopefully) get recommendations from readers!
- Adoptimist Blog – They also have a website that connects birth mothers and potential adoptive parents, but I particularly enjoy reading the articles on their blog.
- Adoptive Families magazine
- Adoption.com — a good place to start, with basic information on all types of adoptions.
- The Complete Book of International Adoption: A Step by Step Guide to Finding Your Child, by Dawn Davenport
- The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, by Karen Purvis (a truly wonderful book for anyone considering adoption or foster care that focuses on how to welcome children into your home, especially those who have experienced any sort of trauma, or otherwise have special behavioral or emotional needs.)
- Finding Forever Families: A Step By Step Guide to Adoption, published by the Dave Thomas Foundation, which also has great information and offers adoption services and grants.
- Show Hope — an adoption organization with religious affiliation, created by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, that provides help to orphans, and financial aid grants and other resources for adoptive families. They also put on an annual conference, titled Empowered to Connect, that I really enjoyed last year.
- The U.S. Department of State’s website, dedicated to international adoption issues and legislation.