Psychology Today

Psychology Today is a media outlet that publicizes literature and resources about behavioral science and mental health. This directory in particular offers detailed listings for…

Beyond Words Psychological Services

This LLC, established by Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, offers a directory of professional (medical and mental health) resources in the Denver Metro Area. Dr. Wirta-Leiker specializes…

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…

China Family Search

This is a resource page for Chinese adoptees interested in searching for birth family. It offers information and resources for both the adoptive parent and…

Korea Adoption Services

KAS allows birth families to search for the biological children and adoptees to search for their biological family. They offer post-adoption services, including birth country…

China – Birthparent search

Birthparent Search is a private Facebook group for Chinese adoptees and adoptive relatives. The goal of this group is to provide support and resources for…

Nikwi Hoogland

In an Instagram page in blog-like format, this resource offers a personal look at an adoptee’s thoughts and experiences about her identity and reunion experience.…

CACH-ALL

This is a support group for families and adoptees in the UK who have completed international adoption. They have in-person meetups, social media connection, as…

ReunionEyes

This blog shares an adoptee’s experience about reunion with her birth family. It offers insight about how the experience has impacted her identity and how…

A Family in China

An archive of a podcast that discusses the (birth family) searching journey in multiple perspectives (adoptees, birth parents, & searchers). This is a great resource…

God Painted Me

This is a children’s picture book that discusses transracial adoption. It uses religion to portray adoption and human creation.

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey

This book highlights the adoption journey as a child adoptee. It provides insight into the emotions and thoughts an adoptee or foster child, while also…

Foster Child

This book is about a young girl who is cared for by her great grandmother. When her great grandmother is placed into a nursing facility,…

A Family Is a Family Is a Family

This is children’s storybook that talks about the vast and varied types of families. The book features families of every shape, size and relation. The…

I’ve Loved You Since Forever

This is a celebratory and poetic testament to the timeless love felt between parent and child. This picture book is inspired by the heartwarming story…

Adopted Jane

This book is about a girl who has lived in an orphanage for most of her life. She has acted as a caretaker for other…

Matilda

This is a classic fiction book about a precocious, intellectual girl and her journey through life and school. The protagonist (Matilda) is characterized as astonishingly…

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

This is a children’s book that tells the story of a woman who travels to China to adopt a baby girl. It’s based on the…

A Mother for Choco

This is a children’s book about a young bird (Choco) who journeys to find a mother who looks just like himself. Eventually, he is taken…

The Family Book

In this children’s picture book, the author celebrates many different types of families. He assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have,…

The Boxcar Children

This is a book series following the four Alden siblings, who make their home in a boxcar. The books focus on themes such as family,…

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

This story originates from the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects everybody destined to be together. In this children’s book, a…

The Pinballs

This is a fictitious story about a young girl, Carlie, and her journey through foster care. She befriends the other children that she shares a…

What Is a Family?

In this Waldorf-style illustrated book, with depictions of families of all shapes, sizes and colors, kids discuss their families. It conveys that even though families…

Before We Were Yours

Based on true events, this book is about The Foss children’s journey with loss and being placed into an orphanage. This book focuses on the…

The Red Blanket

This is the story of the author’s journey to China to adopt a baby girl. It’s a heartwarming adoption story that reveals the challenges, as…

Stellaluna

This is a children’s book about a lost young bat who finds her way safely home to her mother and friends. It explores themes of…

All You Can Ever Know

This is a memoir by Korean-American adoptee Nicole Cheung. She tells the story the search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with…

Great Expectations

Another classic work of fiction, this book is about a young orphan boy with grand dreams. This is a tale of crime, guilt, morality, and…

Oliver Twist

This is a classic, fictitious story about a young orphan who runs away to live with a group of pickpockets. Dickens created an entirely new…

Lucky Girl: A Memoir

This is the true story of Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America. She never identified with her…

Anne of Green Gables

This is a fictitious story about Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan who isn’t embraced by her adoptive family. Before they send her back, Anne wins…

Heidi

This is a story about a young orphan (Heidi) who lives with her grandfather. When Heidi goes to Germany to work in a wealthy household,…

Jane Eyre

This is a book about an orphan (Jane) who has felt outcast her entire life. Jane moves for work and falls in love with the…

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…

Adoption STAR: “Scholarship Opportunities”

Adoption STAR offers four unique scholarship opportunities for the adoption community. Scholarships are for academics, LGBTQ+ prospective parents, and special needs children. All of the…

SmartScholar: Scholarships for Chinese Students

A scholarship directory that offers scholarships for Chinese students. There are descriptions, requirements and qualifications, award amount, deadlines, and application links for each scholarship.

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…

Adoption Support Alliance: Connection Groups

This alliance brings adoptive families together in North Carolina. They offer three types of groups: therapist-led, community-led, and a mix of support and education (“support-ucation”).…

ICAV Post Adoption Services

A list of intercountry and transracial, adoptee-led, post-adoption services located in the US. It includes search reunion services, counseling and therapy services, mentorship programs, and…

AAC: “State by State Support Groups”

A list of support groups in North America, including name, state, meeting times, and contact information. Group members can include both adopted adults and birth…

Adopted (2008)

This tells the story of two adoptees and their families. One family is a couple excitedly preparing for the adoption of a baby girl. The…

The Drop Box (2015)

A documentary about a South Korean pastor made famous for his “drop box.” The film underscores his religion, work with adoption, and the function of…

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…