National Directory of Adoption Agencies – Search for adoption agencies and reviews in this free nationwide listing. Find top rated adoption agencies for domestic, international, and embryo adoptions. Learn the 3-step process for searching, interviewing, and choosing an adoption agency.
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys – Find an attorney that is a member of this national association of attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the field of adoption law.
Adoptimist – Innovative adoption profile site that exists to connect women considering adoption with qualified adoptive parents. Adoptimist helps families increase their visibility and connection with potential birth parents through extensive online marketing outreach and promotion.
Paying For Adoption
Fund Your Adoption Bootcamp – The first online course that teaches families how to adopt debt free. This step-by-step adoption fundraising bootcamp includes 12 detailed training videos, grant and fundraising templates, and personalized coaching designed to help you get organized, create a plan, submit winning adoption grants, and raise more money to adopt without debt.
Bill’s Tax Service – The Adoption Tax Credit specialists can help you regardless of what state you live in. The owners have personally fostered and adopted children of their own and they are passionate about helping families make sense of the Adoption Tax Credit and navigate the requirements and paperwork. Call 1-888-7ADOPT0 or email Becky Wilmoth for a free consultation.
Store & Share Adoption Documents
Google Drive – Get organized with this web-based tool that allows you to store, organize and share all of your files including financial worksheets, expenses, copies of your receipts, memorable stories, pictures and videos. The best part…you can manage them from anywhere in the world with internet access. FREE
Dropbox – Another awesome tool, similar to Google Drive, that lets you store, organize and share all of your files and manage them from anywhere. FREE
Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) – CAFO Summit is a 2-day conference to inspire and equip Christians in the areas of adoption, foster care, and global orphan care through the local church.
Empowered To Connect – 2-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with children from hard places and help them heal. Features Dr. Karyn Purvis with Michael & Amy Monroe.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) – NACAC hosts a 3-day conference designed to inspire, inform and encourage all members of the adoption community.
The Refresh Conference – A group of passionate foster and adoptive parents, along with agency and ministry members of the Harvest Hands Alliance, came together to design a one-of-a-kind conference focused on reigniting hope in the hearts of parents who are caring for the fatherless.
Together For Adoption – 2-day gospel-centered conference that provides resources to mobilize the church for global orphan care.
Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform – The mission of PEAR is to provide a voice for prospective and adoptive parents that includes ethics, transparency, and support.
RainbowKids – RainbowKids began in 1996 as an advocacy resource for special needs and older children who languished in orphanages around the world. It has since grown into a network of adoption and child welfare advocacy organizations that support children and families.
Save The Adoption Tax Credit – Advocates to save the Adoption Tax Credit and to make it inclusive, permanent, refundable and a flat tax credit for special needs adoptions.
The Archibald Project – Sharing stories of inspiring people and organizations whose vision matches theirs; to see the orphan crisis eliminated. These include stories of those who advocate, educate and keep families together. Since 2011, The Archibald Project has traveled across the world and documented inspiring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to serve orphans.
The Donaldson Adoption Institute – DAI works to improve the adoption experience and strengthen families by promoting healthy identity in adopted people, safeguarding the rights of parents and educating practitioners, professionals and policy makers.
National Adoption Events
National Adoption Day – This annual, one-day event is celebrated in communities across the country every Saturday before Thanksgiving and it raises awareness of the 100,000+ children in US foster care waiting to be adopted into permanent, loving families.
World Adoption Day – An annual, worldwide celebration of adoption that raises awareness and casts a vision for a world with no more orphaned children.
Foster To Adopt
Adoption Subsidies by State (US) – Provides specific eligibility, benefits and funding of your state adoption subsidy program.
Adoption Subsidies by Province (Canada) – Provides specific eligibility, benefits and funding of your provincial adoption subsidy program.
Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) – Federally funded program that provides financial assistance for eligible adoptive children from the US foster care who have special needs.
Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption – Incredible foster to adopt resource that aims to find forever families for children in foster care.
Adoption Announcements – Quickly and easily send out an adoption announcements to friends and family. Shutterfly has beautiful, easy-to-use templates that allow you to drop in your photos and messaging so your announcements are completed and ordered in a matter of minutes.
Red Thread Sessions – Celebrating adoption through photography, Red Thread Sessions not only captures family portraits of new families, it also capture the precious, happy, confusing, exciting, exhausting, traumatic, life-changing time that is so often brief and fleeting in the life of an adoptive family. Photographers offer discounted and free sessions. Find a photographer.
Adoption Photo Book – Turn your favorite adoption pictures into a beautiful family photo book. You can even add words, important details, and capture the essence of your adoption journey.
Adoptive Families – Award-winning resource for adoptive parents navigating the adoption process and for parents raising children through adoption.
Confessions of an Adoptive Parent – Excellent blog dedicated to helping weary adoptive & foster parents find support and validation they need to regain hope and finally stop feeling alone.
InfantAdoptionGuide.com – Site dedicated to helping guide you on your domestic infant adoption journey with tips & resources, inspiring stories, book and product recommendations, agency reviews, and practical how-to information.
Rocket Lawyer – Protect your family by creating or updating your will after your adoption is finalized. Rocket Lawyer will answer your legal questions, help you find an attorney, and provide step-by-step instructions to create legal documents and forms. Best of all, Rocket Lawyer will save you time and money. Try it free!
Willing.com – Quick, easy, and legally valid in all 50 states. Willing allows you to create separate wills for you and your spouse in 10 minutes or less. When you’re finished, simply print your will and sign along with two other witnesses and your will becomes valid. 100% FREE
Schwab Debit Card – Avoid high bank and ATM fees. Hands down, the best debit card for international travel. No monthly service fees, no currency conversion fees, no minimum balance requirements and no ATM fees worldwide (you receive full reimbursements at the end of every month for any ATM fees incurred anywhere in the US and overseas).
Chase Sapphire Preferred® – Our favorite card for international travel. No foreign transaction fees and enjoy earning 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, auto rental collision damage waiver, travel accident insurance, emergency assistance services, trip delay and lost luggage reimbursement, baggage delay insurance, and zero liability for fraudulent charges.
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® – No foreign transaction fees. Enjoy MasterCard World Elite Concierge & Luxury Travel Benefits, travel accident and trip cancellation insurance, baggage delay insurance, auto rental collision damage waiver, and zero liability on unauthorized charges.
Adoption Airfare – Serving adoptive families with all their international travel needs to help save time, money and hassle. With an experienced team that specializes in adoption, missions and humanitarian airfare, Adoption Airfare will answer all of your questions and take great care of you. Click here to get your free airfare quote!
Flightfox – For DIY travelers, Flightfox is a marketplace of flight experts who find you the best flights, guaranteed!
RushMyPassport.com – Leading U.S. passport expediting company that helps eliminate the time and hassle associated with getting a new passport or visa. They have been called “Passport Pros” by Forbes.com.
Visa Requirements – Before you travel, learn the entry requirements of the foreign country you are traveling to.
RushMyTravelVisa.com – Industry leader and travel visa expediting company known for its speed and customer service. This is the sister site to RushMyPassport.com.
Language Phrase Book & Dictionary – Learn to communicate and get around with an amazing Rick Steves’ portable language guide. This is invaluable especially for extended visits!
Duolingo – Learning a language with Duolingo is fun and addictive. It’s like a game where you earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. The lessons are short and effective. Plus the mobile app lets you learn anytime, anywhere!
Google Translate – This will come in handy if you receive any documents while finalizing your adoption in your child’s birth country or if you just need some assistance translating words.
Going In Style Travel Accessories – If you’re traveling internationally, chances are good that you’ll need an adapter plug and/or converter.
Private Internet Access – Traveling to adopt? For just $3.33 per month, get the leading VPN provider to protect your privacy and enjoy unrestricted internet access even when you’re abroad! Stream Netflix, Pandora, Facebook, Youtube, and all your favorites with this amazing anonymous VPN!
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) – Enroll and help the U.S. Embassy contact you in a crisis situation such as natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
List of Foreign Embassies – Check with your country of destination for passport and other important travel information.
The World Factbook – Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, and much more for 267 world entities.
Driving Abroad – Plan ahead, check the driving requirements for the country you will be visiting, and utilize these tips for driving internationally.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Time to get your travel vaccinations? Check out the CDC’s site to find a local travel health clinic. Call around to get the fee schedules at various travel clinics. You’ll be surprised at the differences in fees. Do your research. Consult with the doctor at the clinic, use your best judgment, and only get vaccinations that you are comfortable with.
Travel Clinic State Directory – Find a travel health clinic near you to get vaccines, medicines, and advice you need before your trip.
GoodRx – Don’t overpay for prescriptions for your international adoption travel. GoodRx searches drug prices for any prescription at pharmacies near you. GoodRx tells you where you can get the best deal and shows you prices, coupons, and discounts for your prescription that are accepted by pharmacies near you. They even have a mobile app. We saved $982 on our prescriptions prior to travel!