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OTHER ADOPTION RESOURCES:
Bastard Nation advocates for the civil and human rights of adult citizens who were adopted as children. Millions of North Americans are prohibited by law from accessing personal records that pertain to their historical, genetic and legal identities. Such records are held by their governments in secret and without accountability, due solely to the fact that they were adopted. Bastard Nation campaigns for the restoration of their right to access their records. The right to know one's identity is primarily a political issue directly affected by the practice of sealed records adoptions.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
The Institute's goals are to identify the best information on adoption available and analyze and synthesize that information and make it available to the adoption community. Currently has survey results on the reunion of the first generation of Vietnamese adoptees held in Baltimore in 2000, and also has informaion concerning the international gathering of Korean adoptees held in Washington, D.C. in 1999 (http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/proed/korean.html).
Families With Children From China
FCC is a nondenominational organization of families who have adopted children from China. The purpose of FCC is provide a network of support for families who've adopted in China and to provide information to prospective parents. The purpose of this site is to consolidate the information that has been put together by the families of FCC, in order to make it easier for future parents to consider adopting from China.
Holt International Children's Services is recognized as the unparalleled leader in the field of international adoption and permanency planning for children. Holt pioneered the concept of inter-country adoption in the 1950s in response to the needs of orphaned children in Korea. In the four decades since, more than 100,000 children have found permanent homes through adoption and other child welfare programs of Holt International Children's Services. Holt is a non-profit organization licensed to work in all 50 states through a network of local direct service agencies.
Korean Adoptee Adoptive Family Network
KAAN networks groups and individuals related to Korean adoptions. The network facilitates dialogue, promotes resource sharing, and disseminates information. KAAN works closely with its members, the Korean American community, and the Korean government to promote awareness of Korean adoption issues and develop programs that will benefit both the adoption and Korean communities.
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse is a national resource for information on all aspects of adoption for professionals, policy makers, and the general public. Clearinghouse services include technical assistance to professionals and policy makers, a library collection, publications, databases on adoption resources, and information on Federal and State legislation.
North American Council On Adoptable Children
The North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them. Since its inception, NACAC's mission has remained essentially unchanged: Every child has the right to a permanent family. The Council advocates the right of every child to a permanent, continuous, nurturing and culturally sensitive family, and presses for the legal adoptive placement of any child denied that right.
PACT- An Adoption Alliance
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization begun by two adoptive parents in 1991, Pact has developed a national reputation for excellence in serving all members of the adoption triad. Pact's goal is to create and maintain the internet's most comprehensive site addressing issues for adopted children of color, offering informative articles on related topics as well as profiles of triad members and their families, links to other internet resources, and a book reference guide with a searchable database. The site provides reprints of past Pact Press issues, as well as opportunities to interact with other triad members and to ask questions of birth parents, adopted people, adoptive parents and adoption professionals.
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