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"We had been a Hopscotch family since January 2012, when we saw our daughter on their waiting child listing. They made our commitment and dossier prep easy to navigate, and made adding a second child partway through the process seamless." —Chandres P.




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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

$35.00 plus Authentication Fees and Postage
For addition fee information, click here.


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

Communication Disclosure Form (PDF)


Financing Your Adoption

Your Adoption Finance Coach is a free service to all Primary Provider Hopscotch clients

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.

Adoption Tax Service

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

Creating A Family is a free educational service to all Primary Provider Hopscotch clients

National Council for Adoption

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


Adoption Related Publishers

Perspectives Press

EMK Publishers

Adoptive Families Magazine

Adoption Today Magazine

Tapestry Books



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

We Belong Together by Todd Parr



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

Adoption Support Alliance

The Cradle Company

Center For Adoption Support and Education C.A.S.E

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


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)

Georgian Association

About Georgia

Eurasianet Online News


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



The Gift of Adoption Fund

A Child Waits (for Eastern European adoptions)

Forget Me Not Fund

God’s Grace Adoption Ministries

Show Hope

Golden Dawn

His Kids Too!

Life Song

Help Us Adopt

The Sparrow Fund

National Adoption Foundation


Blogs We Like

Little Sister Is Coming Home

Serbia Tell Family Adoption – Serbia

Not for profit. 
 Just for kids.