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Useful Links for Child Advocates in Adoption Cases

  • http://www.childwelfare.gov/

    The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse have been consolidated and expanded to create Child Welfare Information Gateway. which has state-by-state adoption resources, publications, databases, statistics, legal issues, and conference information, among other materials.

  • http://www.adoptionlawsite.org/main_cur.asp

    The National Center for Adoption Law and Policy and Capital University Law School, which allows access to cases, statutes, articles, and regulations on adoption topics. Also includes a list of related adoption links, including links to each jurisdiction's state court websites.

  • http://www.davethomasfoundationforadoption.org

    Lists videos and books adoption agencies and organizations can order free of charge. Also lists related adoption website links regarding general, international, and domestic infant adoption information.

  • http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/adoption.html

    Lists federal, state, and international statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions. Also lists other adoption related website links.

  • http://www.ncfa-usa.org/

    The National Council for Adoption, which lists federal and state laws regarding issues such as: putative father rights and registries, safe haven laws, who may adopt, who may place a child for adoption, whether birthparent counseling is required, whether birthparents receive assistance with expenses, when the birthparent(s) may relinquish custody and consent to adoption, and how much time a birthparent has to change his or her mind after consenting to the termination of parental rights. Also lists adoption statistics, including international adoptions, and a range of other information about adoption.

  • http://www.law.capital.edu/adoption/

    Capital University Law School, which lists current adoption news stories, information on the "Fostering Results" project and other current projects, upcoming adoption conferences, and case law summaries.

  • http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/

    The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, which allows access to the foundation's publications online, adoption facts regarding: domestic, foster care, and international adoptions, and costs of adoption. Also has updates on international adoptions and state statistics regarding adoption, including contact information.

  • http://travel.state.gov/family/adoption.html

    Exclusively international adoption website. Includes information on: different countries, general adoption, other related website links, what the state department can and cannot do, and contact information for the state department.

  • http://www.abanet.org/family/committees/adoption.html

    The ABA Family Law Section Committee on Adoption, which links to important adoption cases from 2003 and contains information on international adoptions as well. The site allows someone to join the site's adoption listserv, but this option is only available to members of the ABA Family Law Section.

  • http://www.abanet.org/child/stateadop.html

    The ABA Children and the Law, which lists links to relevant state laws regarding adoption.

Updated: 4/30/2007

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