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State Government Websites

FBI Fingerprint Criminal Record Check

U.S. Department of State Authentication

North Carolina Request for Criminal History Record Form & Instructions (PDF)

State by State Directory for Child Abuse Clearances (PDF)

State Child Abuse Registries (PDF)

North Carolina Residents (Only) Child Abuse Check

Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption? Summary of State Laws (PDF)

Obtaining Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificates

U.S. Department of State Apostilles /Document Authentication Services

 

Suggested Courier for Expediting US Dept. of State Apostilles:
Caring Hands Services, Inc.
430 M Street, SW, #N106
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-554-2277
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$35.00 plus Authentication Fees and Postage
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Websites

Intercountry Adoption

Prospective Adoption Parent Guide (PDF)

Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

 

I-600 updated as of 11/23/2016 use updated forms only

I-600A updated as of 12/23/2016 use updated forms only

 

I-800 updated as of 11/23/2016 use updated forms only

I-800A updated as of 11/23/2016 use updated forms only

 

How to obtain a Social Security card and prove U.S. citizenship for a foreign-born adopted child

Who May Adopt Directory by State/I-800a Page #7, Part #3, Question #3 Responses

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

Notice of Rep. G-28 Form (PDF)

 

Financing Your Adoption

The Sparrow Fund provides grants for encouraging and supporting families in the adventure of post adoption.

Resources4adoption.com provides the very latest in adoption financing education, information and resources….including a comprehensive database of adoption grants and loans to make adoption affordable.

Resources4adoption.com – comprehensive source for adoption financing information

The Sparrow Fund gives grants to families to pay for comprehensive preadoption support (medical reviews, preadoption counsel, in-country support, post adoption support)

A one-stop grant and loan locator with additional financial guidance to support your adoption

IRS Tax Child Adoption Refund/Credit Information

Qualified Adoption Expenses Form 8839 (PDF)

Examination of returns and claims for refund, credit, or abatement;
determination of correct tax liability

IRS Tax Credit

 

Medical Resources

International Adoption Medical Specialist Directory (PDF)

Comprehensive Health Evaluation of the Newly Adopted Child (PDF)

Center for Disease Control

 

Workplace Advocacy

Adoption Friendly Workplace

Companies offering adoption benefits

 

Educational Websites

Orphan Nutrition

The SPOON Foundation

On-line Education

Positive Adoption Language (PDF)

Raising an adopted baby

Family Helper

Boris Gindis Center for Learning

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

Sensational Child

Solution Support

 

Educational Resources

Realistic Expectations For The First Year Home: 50 Things You Need To Know Before You Adopt!

 

Adoption Related Publishers

Perspectives Press

EMK Publishers

Adoptive Families Magazine

Adoption Today Magazine

Tapestry Books

 

Books

Over Land and Sea: A Story of International Adoption" by Steven L. Layne

We Belong Together by Todd Parr

 

Support

No Hands But Ours is a mentoring program families can use to connect with other families who have adopted older children.

The Institute of Child Development

Families for Russian and Ukrainian (and other EE countries) Adoptions Eastern European Adoptions

Armenian Angels Private Forum for Active and Former Hopscotch Adoptions Inc’s client families

Bulgarian_Angels Private Forum for Active and Former Hopscotch Adoptions Inc’s client families

Georgian Angels Private Forum for Active and Former Hopscotch Adoptions Inc’s client families

Ghanaian Angels Private Forum for Active and Former Hopscotch Adoptions Inc’s client families

Moroccan Angels Private Forum for Active and Former Hopscotch Adoptions Inc’s client families

 

Post Adoption Resources

The Cradle Company

 

Other Resources

About Armenia—Country and Culture

Comprehensive guide about Armenia

Armenian Language and Studies

Learn Armenian

Blogs We Like: Melody of Yerevan

 

About Bulgaria—Country and Culture

Bulgaria Travel

Bulgarian News Online

Culture of Bulgaria

 

About GeorgiaCountry and Culture

Andy Garcia stars in Georgia conflict film (View BBC video)

About Georgia

Eurasianet Online News

Sakartvelo

Survival Georgian

Tripod Cuisine

 

About GhanaCountry and Culture

Family Dynamics and Culture of Ghana (PDF)

The Two Faces of Ghana (PDF)

Ghanaian News and Language

Ghanaian Cuisine

Ghana National Council

 

Charitable Organizations We Like

Lydia B. Stokes Foundation

SOAR

Georgian Association

Georgian Children’s Circle of Friends

Kybele

The Gift of Adoption Fund

A Child Waits (for Eastern European adoptions)

Forget Me Not Fund

Caroline’s Promise

Shaohanna’s Hope

God’s Grace Adoption Ministries

Show Hope

Golden Dawn

His Kids Too!

Life Song

Help Us Adopt

The Sparrow Fund

 

Blogs We Like

Little Sister Is Coming Home

Serbia Tell Family Adoption – Serbia

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