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…

Cerebral Palsy Guide

This resource provides educational materials, financial resources, and support options for families affected by cerebral palsy and other birth injuries. This page discusses therapies, medications,…

Mesothelioma Hope

Mesothelioma Hope has long provided free mesothelioma resources about cancer treatments, specialists, financial assistance, and more. This page particularly focuses on helping families discuss cancer…

23andMe

23&Me is a popular genetic testing service and using this service is a good start for adoptees on their birth family search journey. Their website…

Ancestry DNA

Ancestry DNA is a popular genealogy company. They offer clear-cut historical insights, rich geographic details, connect you to the places in the world where your…

FamilyTreeDNA

This is a well-known genetic testing company and is a division of Gene by Gene. It was founded in 2000 and pioneered the field of…

MyHeritage

MyHeritage is another popular genealogy platform. They search for people whose DNA matches users. Their technology reveals the percentage of DNA you share with your…

WeGene

WeGene is a Chinese DNA company. Their Personal Genome Service test generates genetic health risk reports using qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants…

China DNA

China DNA is a public Facebook group that assists with DNA analysis to help adoptees connect to their Chinese ancestry, genealogy, and heritage.

QMUNITY

This organization offers ten counseling sessions at a reduced cost and free sessions are available to people who cannot afford the fee. Services are available…

HRC: “How HIV Impacts LGBTQ People”

This article explains how HIV affects the LGBTQ+ community. It provides an overview of what HIV is, how LGBTQ+ discrimination relates to HIV, campaign funding,…

National Coalition for LGBTQ Health

These services are available to everybody in the queer community. This coalition is improves the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals through federal and local…

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…

Stand with Trans

Stand With Trans supports youth (who are transitioning) and their families. This organization serves the transgender community by empowering trans youth through LGBTQ+ affirming therapy,…

AA & NH/PI Health Central Directory

This directory is a great tool for AAPI members who want more information about mental health. Users can search by region, AANHPI subgroup, and focus.…

Asian Health Services

AHS is a healthcare provider that offers a complete range of medical, dental, and mental health services. Asian Health Service (AHS)’s mission is to serve…

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of the AAPI and other underserved communities – including immigrants and refugees. They develop, provide, and…

Korean American Wellness Association (KAWA)

KAWA offers services for Korean Americans. Users can search in directories for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists. Within each directory, users can search by keywords…

HealthRIGHT 360

This organization offers primary medical care, mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, dental services, and more. They have an Asian American specific program in…

Unmute

This organization emphasizes serving traditionally muted or marginalized communities and destigmatizing mental health. In its search directory, users can search by state and insurance provider.…

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.…

Wayfinder Family Services

This organization provides individualized support and services to children, youth and, adults who have special needs or have been in foster care. They strive to…

Scholarships.com: Disability Scholarships

This article gives a brief history of the Americans with Disabilities and details about scholarships. The site includes the scholarships’ name, deadline, amount, and description.

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…

Gladney Center for Adoption: Adoption Forums

This is an online forum containing numerous threads about adoption. Categories include adoptive parents, foster care, special needs, adult adoptees, and more. Each category contains…

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…