Adoption Resources                                                       

National Adoption Contacts

1) North American Council on Adoptable Children
(800) 470-6665
(651) 644-3036
www.nacac.org
info@nacac.org
• Information and referral source for all aspects of adoption including:
o Adoptive Parent Support Groups in your State or Province
o Information on where to receive guidance on State and Federal Adoption Assistance Programs (AAP)

2) National Adoption Center
(800) 862-3678
(215) 735-9988
www.adopt.org
nac@adopt.org

3) National Adoption Information Clearing House (NAIC)
(888) 251-0075
(703) 352-3488
www.naic.acf.hhs.gov/
naic@caliber.com
• Information and referral source for all aspects of adoption

Adoptive Family Support Groups

1) The Kinship Center
(714) 979-2365 (Santa Ana)
(626) 744-9814 (Pasadena)
www.kinshipcenter.org
• Free, Open Adoption Support Group meets first Wednesday of each month for all families in open adoptions, for infants or older children.
Melissa Dodson, Facilitator – mdodson@kinshipcenter.org

2) Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) – Adoption Division-Post Adoption Services
(213) 351-5602
(213) 351-0248

3) California Adoptive Parents Support Groups
www.adoptionsolutions.com

Transracial Adoptions

1) Southern California Indian Center, Inc.
(213) 387-5772
www.indiancenter.org
• A non-profit that provides educational, cultural, career and recreational programs for American Indians.
• Counseling, parenting classes and tutoring for grades K-12

2) Institute for Black Parenting
(800) 367-8858 (Toll-free)
(310) 900-0903 (Carson)
(909) 782-2800 (Riverside)
• Adoption, foster care and family preservation services
• Adoptive parent support groups, therapeutic groups for children, individual and group counseling referrals
• Specialized parenting classes for single mothers
• Specializes in minority populations, open to all ethnic groups.

3) National Indian Child Welfare Association
(503) 222-4044
www.nicwa.org
info@nicwa.org

4) PACT: An Adoption Alliance
(415) 221-6957 (San Francisco)
(323) 464-4005 (Los Angeles)
www.pactadopt.org
info@pactadopt.org
(888) 448-TAPS (Transracial Adoptive Parent Support Line)
• Non-profit adoption agency serving children of color
• Resource materials include a listing of over 1000 books for children and adults related to adoption and race
• TAPS-Telephone line offering peer support to Transracial and transcultural adoptive families

Special Needs Adoption

1) Adopt a Special Kid (AASK) California
www.adoptaspecialkid.org
info@adoptaspecialkid.org

2) Children & Adults with ADD (CHADD)
(800) 233-4050
(301) 306-7070
www.chadd.org

3) Grandparents as Parents Support Group
Contact person: Mike Jones
(949) 786-9034 or (562) 924-3996

4) Spaulding for Children
(248) 443-7080 (Michigan)
www.spaulding.org
info@nacac.org
• National resource center for special needs adoption

5) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Family Resource Institute
(800) 999-3429
(253) 531-2878
www.fetalalcoholsyndrome.org

6) TASK – Team of Advocates for Special Kids
(714) 533-8275 (Anaheim)
www.taskca.org
• Parent training and information center serving families of children with any type of disability, including learning
• Provides support, legal rights info, advocacy, workshops and referral services
• In-office IEP consultation & IEP attendance (extreme cases)

Post Adoption

www.parentoutreach.org

Other

1) The Alma Society
Adoptee’s Liberty Movement Association (Adoption reunion registry)
P.O. Box 85
Denville, NJ   07834
www.almasociety.org