Child Mind Institute: “Trauma & Grief”

This webpage features countless articles about the basics of recognizing and addressing trauma in children. It includes topics like the effects, causes, and treatments of…

Beynd the Golden Rule

This illustrated book serves as a parent’s guide to preventing and responding to prejudice. This book explores how to discuss racism and tolerance depending on…

Adoption Reconnect

The Adoption Reconnect Facebook page focuses on partners of adoptees. It validates their feelings, examines adoptees’ feelings, and explains how to care for their adoptee…

Adoption.com: Spouse of adoptee issues/support

This forum is dedicated to supporting spouses of adoptees. It addresses attachment issues, self-blaming, and trust and commitment issues. These perspectives are not universally true…

CCI Birth Parent Searching and Reunion Group

This private Facebook group provides information, resources, and encouragement for adult Chinese adoptees who are seeking their birth family or are already in reunion. They…

Parents of Boys Adopted From China

This is a private Facebook group for adoptive parents of boys adopted from China. It’s a place of support and connection for adoptive and waiting…

Korean American Adoptees (KAA)

The KAA Facebook group is a private page for Korean adoptees to create community and discuss whatever topics they’d like.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign serves the queer community and their allies. The mission of the organization is to “end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize…

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU serves the queer community and their allies. This organization advocates for equality and has a long history of providing legal defense for the…

Free Mom Hugs

Free Mom Hugs is an organization that encourages education, visibility, and conversation about the LGBTQ+ community. Their webpage offers education opportunities for everyone through speaking…

The Real Mama Bears

The Real Mama Bears is a resource that serves the LGBTQ+ community. The organization supports, educates, and empowers families with LGBTQ+ members. They offer private…

PA Parent an Family Alliance

This LGBTQ+ Tip Sheet is a great resource for parents who have an LGBTQ+ child. The guide goes over tips on what to do immediately…

Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI)

This organization was established to address the unique and neglected health needs of Asian Americans in Maryland. AAHI assists with many programs, projects, and activities…

CDC: Children’s Mental Health

This article can help those interested in learning about therapy for their children. It explains what therapy is, mental illness in children, and benefits of…

The Primal Wound

This book clarifies the effects of separating babies from their birth mothers as a primal loss, affecting the relationships of the adopted person throughout life.…

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

This center is dedicated to providing parents of children with disabilities with information, training, and assistance. Their resource page features many websites and tools for…

NACAC: Find a Parent Group

This organization has a search directory that allows users to filter through countless adoption support groups in North America. There are many support group categories,…

Holt International: “Parenting Adoptees”

This is a Christian organization that offers programs including Post-Adoption Coaching & Education (PACE) and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Both programs help parents better understand…

Adoption Training Online

This resource is from the Children’s Aid Society of Alabama and offers several adoption trainings. Trainings cover domestic adoption, international adoption, medical courses, and more.

No Hands But Ours

This organization focuses on waiting children in China with medical needs. They have resources for prospective adoptive parents, adoptive parents, and about special needs. It…

RainbowKids: “Special Needs in Children”

This adoption advocacy website is a resource for families considering special needs adoption. It has information about special needs, adoption agencies and professionals, hosting, and…

CDC: “International Adoption”

An article on vaccinations and disease for parents adopting internationally. It gives recommendations and information for pre-adoption procedures, overseas medical examination processes, vaccinations, finding a…

Adoption Support Alliance

The ASA offers a beginner’s adoption course designed for prospective adoptive families. The class discusses various aspects of adoption, including logistical challenges, managing grief and…

Therapist Locator

A search engine that locates marriage and family therapists. Users can search using zip codes or a city name for therapists in the US, Canada,…

The Dark Matter of Love (2012)

A documentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and without parental love. The story follows the Diaz family, who chooses to adopt three…

Stuck (2013)

A documentary about children on their journeys from orphanages to homes in the United States. This explores the corruption and greed behind the adoption process.…

Unlocking the Heart of Adoption (2002)

This is an hour-long documentary revealing the filmmaker’s journey as a birthmother. It also features the stories of adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents. A wide…

Lion (2016)

A movie about a birth family search based on a true story. A child from India gets lost, taken thousands of miles away from home,…