Adoption Partners & Resources

Helpful Information About International Adoption

The links below provide additional resources to help you through the adoption process. If another website has been helpful to you during your adoption journey, please recommend that website for this section. Email us with other resource suggestions.

The following sites are not affiliated with AGCI. These links are provided as a service and AGCI makes no guarantee as to their content.

Adoption Resources

Joint Council on International Children’s Services
Joint Council on International Children’s Services is the oldest and largest affiliation of licensed, non-profit international adoption organizations in the world. Membership includes adoption agencies, child welfare organizations, parent support groups, and medical specialists with an interest in inter-country adoption.
A4EverFamily.org
Attachment.org
The Center for Adoption Medicine
Center for Adoption Support and Education
Adoptive Families
Miracles Adoption Support
EMK Press
National Council For Adoption

Language Resources

ToLearnEnglish.com
Language Littles
Simple Language for Adoptive Families

Family Resources

Love and Logic Institute
Love and Logic provides training materials that teach their unique approach to raising children. This approach puts teachers and parents in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares them for the real world. Love and Logic is easy to learn, changes lives, and raises responsible kids who are fun to be around.

Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family offers practical help for your marriage and parenting roles. Recent magazine articles, letters from Dr. James Dobson, news, Real Audio broadcasts, and much more.

Support Groups

Bulgaria:
FaCAB

China:
Families with Children from China

Eastern Europe:
Eastern European Adoption Coalition

Ethiopia:
Ethio-American Family Services

Nepal/India:
India Adoption Resources

Oregon:
Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center
SocialLearning.com
Northwest Adoption Exchange

Ukraine:
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption

Government Resources

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Created as a separate bureau by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, USCIS allows the Department of Homeland Security to improve the administration of benefits and immigration services for applicants by focusing exclusively on immigration and citizenship services.

U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs
The Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) administers laws, formulates regulations, and implements policies relating to the broad range of consular services and immigration. CA is the bureau responsible for issuing passports to U.S. citizens.

To assist the traveling public, the bureau issues consular information sheets, travel warnings, and public announcements concerning conditions in countries where Americans may be planning to visit or reside.

Social Security: Getting a Number and Card
“If you need a Social Security number for your adopted child, you may want to wait until the adoption is complete. If you want to claim your child for tax purposes while the adoption is still pending, you need to contact the Internal Revenue Service for Form W-7A.”

Adoption Books and Magazines

Tapestry Books
Since 1990, Tapestry Books has specialized in adoption, infertility, and parenting challenges books. Originally a home-based business run part-time by one woman, it is now an established mail order e-company run by several employees. All work is still done from within a home office – from book selection and catalog design to receiving and filling orders.

Perspectives Press
Since 1982, Perspectives Press has provided award-winning books, articles, and workshops for consumers and for medical, mental health, counseling and allied professionals on infertility, reproductive health, and alternative family building – from adoption to collaborative reproduction to fostering to child-free living.

Understanding Cleft
There is so much information available regarding the birth defect of cleft lip and/or palate. If you are deciding on adopting a cleft child, it is important to read as much information and talk to as many professionals as possible. The more information you have, the more prepared you will be.

Some children are born with a cleft lip on just one side of their mouth, called a unilateral cleft. A cleft on both sides of the mouth is called bilateral cleft. A child may be born with a cleft palate – unilateral or bilateral – affecting the hard and/or soft palate. These issues affect the treatment that is necessary for your child.

Adopting a child with a cleft lip and/or palate is like embarking on a new adventure. They say that a person’s eyes are the mirror of his soul. The first time you see the photo of your child, look beyond the cleft and look into the eyes of the child, for that is where you will find the true inner beauty of this child.

Cleft Resources

Cleft Advocate
Parent support of children born with cleft lip and palate. Your online resource for cleft lip and palate information.
http://www.cleftadvocate.org/

List of cleft lip and palate resources for surgeries, support, feeding, and more.
http://www.cleftadvocate.org/resources.html

Cleft Lip and Palate: Critical Elements of Care
This PDF document is a diagnosis-specific educational tool to be used by health professionals.
http://www.cshcn.org/forms/CLP_CEC.pdf

Cleft Palate Foundation
Information for patients and families about cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial differences.
http://www.cleftline.org/
Full-text online reports and articles.
http://www.cleftline.org/publications/

The Importance of a Multi-disciplinary Approach
This article addresses the need for a team of different medical specialists in the treatment and recovery of cleft lip and palate.
http://www.widesmiles.org/outreach/ws359.html

Shriners Hospitals for Children
SHC is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that provide specialized care for orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided at no charge.
http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/_Hospitals_for_Children/

Wide Smiles
Find hundreds of articles and resources on cleft lip on this website. Also offers a quarterly magazine as well as an online discussion list. http://www.widesmiles.org/
List of cleft lip and palate resources. http://www.widesmiles.org/outreach/ws163.html
Frequently asked questions for cleft lip and/or palate. http://www.widesmiles.org/outreach/newpfaq.html

When a family first receives the referral of their child, it is important to have the medical information and photo reviewed by a medical professional familiar with international adoptions. Below is a list of medical professionals that our families recommend, as well as websites that offer excellent resources on a variety of special needs issues.

ALABAMA
Jennifer Chambers, MD
University of Alabama International Adoption Clinic
CPPI 410, 1600 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35233-1711
Phone: 205-939-6964
E-mail: adoption@peds.uab.edu

CALIFORNIA
Nancy Curtis, MD
Director, International Adoption Clinic Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland International Adoption Clinic
Located in the Outpatient Center
Infectious Diseases Department
747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 510-428-3010
Dr. Curtis, along with colleagues Teresa Courville, RN, MN, Carina Grandison, PhD, and others, recently started the International Adoption Clinic at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. They provide comprehensive services, including pre-adoption counseling and evaluation of medical records, preparation for travel, consultation during travel to the country of adoption, and post-adoption medical and developmental evaluations and referrals. There is a broad range of pediatric specialist practicing at Oakland to assist families in genetics, psychiatry, child development, audiology, speech and language, and many other specialties.

Gary Feldman, MD
Stramski International Adoption Program
Miller Children’s Hospital
2880 Atlantic Ave., Suite 255
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: 562-424-4748
Fax: 562-424-4688
E-mail: gfeldman@memorialcare.org
In response to the increasing needs of international adoptees as a growing population of children, the Stramski International Adoption Program (SIAP) has been established at the Stramski Center of Miller Children’s Hospital to provide support for these children, their families, and their primary care physicians. The program provides pre-adoptive consultations, which include a one-on-one session with families andSIAP physicians prior to travel. This session provides families with appropriate knowledge tools to evaluate prospective children and information regarding medical, developmental, and behavioral risks common to international adoptees. SIAP also provides in-country consultation to families while they are overseas. Families are responsible for contacting SIAP via phone or email with information they want to have reviewed. The hospital also provides post-adoption assessments with a detailed evaluation of international adoptees in the immediate post-adoptive period. This is ideally completed within one to two weeks after arrival. This visit focuses on several components, including physical exam, laboratory testing, behavior and developmental assessments. Appropriate education and referrals for interventions are provided. All children will be scheduled for a three-month and six-month follow-up from the time of initial visit. This is to ensure optimal developmental and behavioral surveillance for this at-risk population. This strategy allows for timely interventions.

CONNECTICUT
Carol Weitzman, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
464 Congress Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 203-737-1623

Margaret Hostetter, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Yale International Adoption Clinic
464 Congress Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 203-737-1623
Fax: 203-737-5972
Dr. Hostetter, together with colleagues Dana Johnson (see listing), Sandra Iverson, and Kay Dole, pioneered the concept of specialized medical evaluations for internationally adopted children at the University of Minnesota in 1986. Dr. Hostetter has personally examined more than 1,500 adoptees and brought the “Minnesota model” to Yale in July 1998. Evaluations include history and physical exam by a nurse practitioner, full developmental exam by a developmental pediatrician, and complete medical testing by Dr. Hostetter or her colleague, Dr. Michael Capello.

ILLINOIS
Todd Ochs, MD
4713 N. Winchester
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-907-8864
Fax: 773-878-6867
E-mail: t-ochs@northwestern.edu
Dr. Ochs can evaluate and interpret referral medical information and videotapes prior to adoption, and can provide post-arrival medical and developmental assessments. He can provide post-placement assistance in developmental, behavioral, and school issues, plus free literature on a wide variety of adoption/medical issues. Dr. Ochs is the adoptive father of a child with special needs from China.

INDIANA
John Christensen
Maria Finnell
Julie Keck
Center for International Adoption and Geographic Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children, University of Indiana
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-7260
Fax: 317-278-0860
Website: http://www.rileyhospital.org
The Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Riley Hospital created an International Adoption Clinic in 1999. The clinic is staffed by physicians trained in pediatric infectious disease, geographic medicine, and general diagnostic pediatrics. Referrals can be made before planned adoptions; pre-adoptive sessions and review of medical information provides important educational information for parents prior to arrival. After adoption, children undergo a comprehensive evaluation with special emphasis on issues related to infections, immunization, nutrition, birth defects, and psychosocial development. Nutritionists, physical therapists, developmental pediatric experts, and the world-class pediatric subspecialists at Riley Hospital are available as needed to assist in the evaluation and management of adopted children.

KENTUCKY
Dr. Shawn Taylor
University of Kentucky
UK International Adoption Clinic
2nd Floor, Wing D
740 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: 859-323-6426, ext. 310 (schedule post-adoption appointments with Grace Florence, RN)
E-mail: Shawn.taylor@uky.edu (schedule pre-adoption evaluations by contacting Dr. Taylor directly)
Each year thousands of infants and children from other countries are adopted by American families. The International Adoption Clinic at Kentucky Children’s Hospital helps families before, during, and after their adoption.

MASSACHUSETTS
Laurie Miller, MD
Kathleen Comfort, PT, MH
International Adoption Clinic and Floating Hospital for Children
New England Medical Center
Box 286750 Washington St., 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-8121
Fax: 617-636-8388B
Website: http://www.floatinghospitalkids.org/adoption
At the International Adoption Clinic, children and their families receive individualized attention and a comprehensive evaluation. Pre-adoption consultation and review of medical records/photos/videos is available. Evaluation after arrival includes medical, developmental, and nutritional issues as well as screening tests. The clinic provides evaluation and treatment of children with behavior, learning, or neurological problems. Long-term coordinated and comprehensive care for children with special needs, including school consultations, is also available.

Lisa Albers, MD, MPH, FAAP
Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Adoption Program
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-277-5933
Fax: 617-730-5933
E-mail: Lisa.albers@tch.harvard.edu

MINNESOTA
Dana Johnson, MD, PhD
Co-Director, University of Minnesota International Adoption Clinic
717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0378
Phone: 612-626-2928
Fax: 612-624-8176
E-mail: johns008@umn.edu
Dr. Johnson, along with Sandra Iverson, CPNP, is co-director of the University of Minnesota’s International Adoption Clinic. With Dr. Margaret Hostetter, Sandra Iverson, and Kay Dole, Dr. Johnson pioneered the concept of medical evaluations for internationally adopted children at the University of Minnesota in 1986. The International Adoption Clinic can provide the following services: pre-adoption evaluation and interpretation of referral medical information and videotapes; post-arrival medical and developmental assessments; post-placement assistance in developmental, behavioral, and school issues; free literature on a wide variety of adoption/medical issues; opportunities to participate in ongoing research on the effects of early childhood institutionalization.

NEW JERSEY
Lisa Nalven, M.D.
Valley Health Center for Child Development and Wellness
505 Goffell Rd.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8151
Fax: 201-447-8526
Dr. Nalven can provide pre-placement consultations and medical record/video reviews; medical/developmental evaluations of internationally adopted children upon arrival in the U.S.; and consultation for children with ongoing developmental/behavioral concerns. She can also provide case management and referral to appropriate specialty therapists, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language evaluations, which are available at the center. Audio logic evaluations are also available. Dr. Nalven gives talks on adoption/post-institutionalization issues to local groups.

NEW YORK
Jane Aronson, DO
International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC
151 E. 62nd St., Suite 1A
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-207-6666
Fax: 212-207-6665
E-mail: orphandoctor@aol.com
Website: http://www.orphandoctor.com
International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC provides medical guidance for families adopting from abroad from the very beginning of the process. Written materials are available. Dr. Aronson reviews medical abstracts and videos of Russian and Eastern European children, and does pre-adoption consultations in the office as well as by phone/fax/e-mail. Dr. Aronson’s office also provides travel kits and travel preparation. The travel preparation class is actually a childcare class to help parents with basic health issues of young children: teething, ear infections, feeding practices, and behavioral issues are just some of the topics covered. Special attention is given to the transition behavior of children recently adopted from orphanages. Dr. Aronson is available for consultation with families who have medical questions while they are abroad, and provides complete medical and developmental services in New York after the child’s arrival.

Paul Lee, MD
Winthrop University Hospital International Adoption Program
120 Mineola Blvd, Suite 210
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: 516-663-4570
Fax: 516-663-3793
Website: http://www.winthrop.org
The International Adoption Program at Winthrop University Hospital can provide medical reviews of any health information, including videotapes and pictures. They offer a travel preparatory consultation for families to provide simple management guidelines for common medical problems encountered and basic childcare needs. Once the child arrives in the U.S., Dr. Lee performs a comprehensive medical evaluation, including a complete physical examination, developmental assessment, and laboratory testing. Immunizations to bring the child up to date are also available.

OHIO
Dr. Ellen Kempf, MD, FAAP
Oak Adoptive Health Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 6300
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3550
Fax: 330-543-3512
Website: https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/adoptive_health
Dr. Kempf, director of the Oak Adoptive Health Center, specializes in adoption health. She is listed in the American Academy of Pediatrics Directory for Adoption Specialists.

Anna M. Mandalakas, MD, MS
Karen Olness, MD
Adoption Health Services
Rainbow Center for International Child Health
11100 Euclid Ave., MS 6038
Cleveland, OH 44106-6038
Phone: 216-844-3224
Fax: 216-844-7601
E-mail: RCIC@po.cwru.edu
Website: http://www.adoptionhealthservices.org
The Rainbow Center pre-adoption consultation includes a lengthy meeting with a staff physician to review both medical record information and concerns about post-institutionalized children. The post-adoption assessment includes infectious disease screening, developmental assessment, and in some cases, various specialty referrals. Follow-up visits are scheduled, and all information is passed on to the child’s primary care physician. A developmental and behavioral consultation is also available, which can help identify behaviors and developmental delays that could be missed, misunderstood, or inappropriately diagnosed, in cases of children from institutions. This consultation can help sort out concerns, develop a plan, and make appropriate referrals. The Rainbow Center also offers a child traveler health service, pediatric expertise for families and children traveling overseas.

Deborah Borchers, MD, FAAP
Eastgate Pediatric Center
4357 Ferguson Dr., Suite 150
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: 513-753-2820
Fax: 513-753-2824
Dr. Borchers is a pediatrician in private practice with a strong interest in adoption as the mother of two daughters adopted from China. She is a resource in the Cincinnati area for adoption information and networking. Dr. Borchers can review videotapes and other medical materials before placement, and can provide medical and developmental assessments after a child’s arrival. She can make referrals for families to specialists, and can provide ongoing follow-up care for children in the Cincinnati area.

Mary Staat, MD, MPH
International Adoption Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave., Mail Location 7036
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Phone: 513-636-2877
Fax: 513-636-6936
Website: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/iac
The International Adoption Center at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati is designed to offer four coordinated services for internationally adopted children – pre-adoption consultation, post-adoption evaluation, community outreach, and research. Dr. Staat can evaluate videotapes and medical histories of potential adoptees, assist the family in preparing for the trip abroad, and provide information on immunizations, medical supplies, and disease prevention. The center has a collaborative relationship with cccupational therapy and the Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders as well. As part of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary center, the International Adoption Center can readily call on experts in gastroenterology, neurology, genetics, psychology, cardiology, physical therapy, and other specialties as needed.

Scott Krupkin, MD
University Hospitals Health System
Richmond Heights Hospital
27155 Chardon Rd., Suite 203
Cleveland, OH 44143
Phone: 216-798-6194
Fax: 440-944-2697
E-mail: rehabdoc@aol.com 
Website: http://www.adoptionhealth.com

OREGON
Dr. Meg Hayes
OHSU FM Adoption Health Services
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-5445
Fax: 503-494-3457, Attn: Dr. Meg Hayes
E-mail: adoption@ohsu.edu

PENNSYLVANIA
Gail Farber, MD
Rachel Hachen, MD, MPH
Dr. Susan Friedman, Program Chair
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
International Adoption Health Program
3405 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-4020
Fax: 215-590-3198
E-mail: chopadopt@email.chop.edu
Website: http://www.chop.edu

Sarah Springer, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
1515 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-575-5805
Fax: 412-232-7389
Dr. Springer can provide pre-placement consultations, including medical record and video reviews of internationally adopted children. Upon the child’s arrival, the medical and developmental evaluations include the following: medical/developmental screening; immunizations and medical treatments; ongoing medical care and developmental monitoring for geographically close families; case management/referral to appropriate specialty therapists (i.e., speech, occupational, physical). Dr. Springer also gives talks on adoption/post-institutionalization issues to local groups. She does not provide ongoing counseling or psychotherapy, but can provide referrals.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Dr. Andrea Summer, MD, MSCR
Dr. Angela LaRosa, MD, MSCR
International Adoption Clinic
Department of Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
135 Rutledge Ave, MSC 561
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843-876-8512
Fax: 843-876-8907
E-mail: sta2@musc.edu 
Website: http://www.musckids.com/adoptions

TENNESSEE
Alice Rothman, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Clinic for International Adoption
5028 Medical Center East
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: 615-936-6800
Fax: 615-936-2419
E-mail: international-adoption@vanderbilt.edu
The Clinic for International Adoption at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital was established to provide a resource for internationally adopted children, their families, and their primary care providers in Tennessee. The clinic is staffed by general pediatricians and a developmental psychologist and provides a medical and psychological consultation service for internationally adopted children. The clinic staff is able to provide pre-adoption review of medical records and travel advice. The clinic performs post-adoption medical, developmental, and behavioral evaluations and works with the family and the primary care physician to provide follow-up as needed.

Lana Yanishevski, MD
Laurelwood Pediatrics
5050 Sandeelin
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-683-9371
Fax: 901-683-5503
E-mail: drlana@earthlink.net

TEXAS
Heidi Schwarzwald, MD
Texas Children’s Health Center for International Adoption
6621 Fannin Street
CCC1210
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-822-1038
Fax: 832-825-1281
E-mail: internationaladoptions@texaschildrenshospital.org

VIRGINIA
Dr. Suzanne Lavoie
Clinic Director
Virginia Commonwealth University
International Adoption Medical Clinic
1101 E. Marshall
Box 980163
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804-828-9713
Fax: 804-827-1156
E-mail: vcu-iamc@mcvh-vcu.edu
Website: www.vcu.edu/pediatrics/adoption

WASHINGTON
Julia M. Bledsoe, MD
Julian K. Davies
Cynthia Kertesz
The Center for Adoption Medicine
University of Washington Pediatric Care Center
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-598-3006
Fax: 206-598-3040
E-mail: cmusar@washington.edu or jbledsoe@u.washington.edu
Dr. Bledsoe is a general pediatrician in Seattle whose practice includes more than 50 percent adoptees, primarily from overseas. Dr. Bledsoe provides ongoing pediatric care as well as pre-adoptive consultation and overseas on-call support to families who reside both locally and afar. Her pre-adoptive consultations are performed by telephone, usually in the evenings and on weekends. In addition, Dr. Bledsoe is employed at the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic, working in diagnosis of FAS.

WISCONSIN
Samantha Lynn Wilson, MD
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, International Adoption Clinic
P.O. Box 1997, MS 744
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-266-2928
Fax: 414-266-2292
E-mail: slwilson@mcw.edu
Website: http://www.chw.org

All God’s Children International requires that all adoptive parents complete the online training courses provided by Adoption Learning Partners. These training programs cover the topics required by Hague. Additionally, AGCI requires adoptive parents to complete the With Eyes Wide Open workbook and CD. All required trainings must be completed prior to home study review and approval by AGCI.

REQUIRED TRAINING:

Adoption Learning Partners (ALP)
These courses can be found at http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org at a cost of $270 per family/per adoption. Families should send their certificates of completion to their Family Education Coordinator.

ALP Training Courses:

  • Conspicuous Families
  • Let’s Talk Adoption: A Lifetime of Family Conversations
  • >The Journey of Attachment
  • Finding the Missing Pieces: Helping Adopted Children Cope with Grief and Loss
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’: Discipline and the Adopted Child
  • Adopting the Older Child (if your parameters include a child over the age of 2)
  • Medical Issues in International Adoption

Additional ALP Courses for China Adoptions:

  • Her Land & People, History and Philosophies
  • Language, Festivals and Traditions

RECOMMENDED READING:
Finally, AGCI recommends that prospective adoptive parents read the following books (based on age of children at placement):

Children 0-2 years old:

1. Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray
(Chapter 8: Emotional Development: Promoting Attachment at Every Phase)
2. Love and Logic: Magic for the Early Years by Jim Fay and Charles Fay

Children 2-6 years old:

1. Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray
(Chapter 8: Emotional Development: Promoting Attachment at Every Phase)
2. Love and Logic: Magic for the Early Years by Jim Fay and Charles Fay
3. Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck and Regina M. Kupecky

Children 6 years old and older:

1. Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray
(Chapter 8: Emotional Development: Promoting Attachment at Every Phase)
2. Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay
3. Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck and Regina M. Kupecky

Home Study Providers

AGCI requires our clients to work with one of the cooperating agencies for home study and post-adoption services. If considering the China or Philippines program, it is required that adoptive families use a Hague or COA Accredited home study agency. If considering any other AGCI program, any agency listed here in your state can be considered by your family.

If you have any questions please contact our inquiry department.


 ■ COA Accredited     ▲ Hague Accredited


ALABAMA

• Agape for Children (Central Alabama)

Phone: (334) 272-9466
http://www.agapeforchildren.org/

• Agape of North Alabama

Phone: (256) 859-4481

http://www.agapecares.org

• Catholic Family Services

Phone: (256) 536-0073

http://cfsbhm.org

• Children of the World ▲

Phone: (251) 990-2550

http://childrenoftheworld.com

• Lifeline Children’s Services ▲

Phone: (205) 967-0811

http://www.lifelineadoption.org

• Villa Hope International Adoptions ▲

Phone: (205) 870-7359

http://villahope.org


ALASKA

• Catholic Social Services ■

Phone:(907) 276-5590

http://www.cssalaska.org

• Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption

Phone:(907) 456-4729

http://www.fcaalaska.org

 


ARIZONA

• International Child Foundation ▲

Phone: (520) 531-9931

http://www.childfound.org


ARKANSAS

• Dillon International ▲

Phone: (501) 791-9300

http://www.dillonadopt.com


CALIFORNIA

• Across the World Adoption ▲

Phone: (800) 610-5607

http://www.atwakids.org

• Adopt International ■ ▲

Phone: (415) 934-0300

http://www.adoptinter.org

• Adoption Alliance (Jewish Family Services) of California ▲

Phone: (858) 637-3060

http://www.jfssd.org/site/PageServer

• Angels Haven Outreach ▲

Phone: 1-877-378-9781

http://www.jfssd.org/site/PageServer

• Dillon International ▲

Phone: (714) 734-8600

http://www.dillonadopt.com

• Family Connections Christian Adoptions ■ 

(209)578-9823

www.fcadoptions.com

• International Christian Adoptions ▲

Phone: (951) 695-3336

http://www.4achild.com

• The Family Network, Inc. ▲

Phone: (831) 462-8954

http://www.adopt-familynetwork.com


COLORADO

• Colorado Adoption Center, Inc.

Phone: (970) 224-3866

http://coloradoadoptioncenter.org

• Hope’s Promise ▲

Phone: (303) 660-0277

http://www.hopespromise.com

• Lutheran Family Services of Colorado

Phone: (303) 922-3433

http://www.lfsco.org


CONNECTICUT

• Community Residences Inc.

Phone: (860) 621-7600

http://www.criinc.org

• Life Source Center

Phone: (860) 628-8474

http://www.LifeSourceCenter.org

• Lutheran Social Services of New England ▲

Phone: (860) 257-9899

http://www.adoptlss.org


FLORIDA

• Adoption Home Study Services, Inc.

Phone: (727) 375-2996

http://www.adoptionhomestudyservices.org

• Adoption by Shepherd Care ▲

Phone: (954) 981-2117

http://www.adoptabsc.org

•Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (954) 390-6338

http://www.allforchildren.org

• Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. – Diocese of St. Augustine

Phone: (352) 372-0294

http://catholiccharitiesgainesville.org

• Children’s Home Society of Florida ■

Phone: (904) 496-8305

http://www.chsfl.org

• Forever Families Home Study Agency, Inc.

Phone: (407) 977-8639

http://foreverfamilieshomestudies.com

• Loving Stork Charities Foundation, Inc.

Phone: (877) 244-9595

http://www.lovingstork.org/Home

• Sunshine State Adoption & Home Study Services, Inc.

Phone: (407) 422-9136

http://www.sunshinehomestudy.org


GEORGIA

• A Adoption Advocates of Georgia, Inc.

Phone: (770) 853-9591

http://www.adoptionadvocatesofga.org

• Crystal Adoptions

Phone: (770) 354-2376

http://www.crystaladoptions.com

• Families First ■

Phone: (404) 853-2800

http://www.familiesfirst.org

• Lifeline Children’s Services

Phone: (706) 571-3346

http://www.lifelinechild.org


HAWAII

• Adopt International ▲

Phone: (808) 523-1400

http://www.adoptinter.org

• Hawaii International Child ▲

Phone: (808) 589-2367

http://www.hawaiiinternationalchild.org


IDAHO

• A New Beginning Adoption Agency

Phone: (208) 939-3865

http://www.adoptanewbeginning.org

• CASI Foundation for Children ▲

Phone: (208) 376-0558

http://www.adoptcasi.org


ILLINOIS

• Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services

Phone: (618) 242-4944

http://www.bchfs.org

• Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford ■

Phone: (630) 820-3226

http://www.ccrfd.org

• Children’s Home + Aid Society of Illinois ■

Phone: (312) 424-0200

http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org

• Evangelical Child and Family Agency ■

Phone: (630) 653-6400

http://www.evancfa.org

• FamilyCore (Counseling & Family Services) ■

Phone: (309) 676-2400

http://www.cfspeoria.org

• Illini Christian Ministries

Phone: (217) 469-7566

http://www.icmfamily.org

• Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois ■ ▲

Phone: (630) 628-6448

http://www.lcfs.org

• Lutheran Social Services of Illinois ■

Phone: (847) 390-1412

http://www.adoptionillinois.org


INDIANA

• Adoption Support Center, Inc.

Phone: (317) 255-5916

http://www.adoptionsupportcenter.com

• St. Elizabeth Coleman ■

Phone: (317) 787-3412

http://www.givingbirthtohope.org


IOWA

• About A Child ▲

Phone: (515) 221-2231

http://www.aboutachild.org

• Lifelink International Adoptions

Phone: (563) 441-0165

http://www.lifelinkadoption.org

• Lutheran Family Services of Iowa

Phone: (515) 573-3138

http://www.lfsiowa.org


KANSAS

• Adoption and Beyond ▲

Phone: (913) 381-6919

http://www.adoption-beyond.org

• Adoption Option, Inc.

Phone: (913) 642-7900

http://www.adoptionoptionkc.com

• Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc. ▲

Phone: (913) 383-3337

http://www.cfskc.org

• Dillon International  ▲

Phone: (913) 544-2805

http://www.dillonadopt.com


KENTUCKY

• All God’s Children International ▲

Phone: (513) 886-7183

http://www.allgodschildren.org


LOUISIANA

• Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans ■

Phone: (866) 566-1399

http://www.ccano.org

• Catholic Community Services of Baton Rouge ▲

Phone: (225) 336-8708

http://www.ccsbr.org

• Catholic Social Services – Diocese of Lafayette

Phone: (377) 261-5654

http://www.dol-louisiana.org

• Holy Cross Child Placement Agency Inc.

Phone:(318) 865-3199

• Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

Phone: (318) 343-2244

http://www.lbch.org


MAINE

• Families and Children Together

Phone: (207) 941-2347

http://www.familiesandchildren.org

• MAPS Worldwide

Phone: (207) 775-4101

http://www.maps-worldwide.org

• St. Andre Home ■

Phone: (207) 282-3351

http://www.saintandrehome.org


MARYLAND

• Adoptions Together, Inc. ▲

Phone: (301) 439-2900

http://www.adoptionstogether.org

• Catholic Charities ■

Phone: (301) 731-4703

http://www.ccs-dc.org


MASSACHUSETTS

•Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (781) 444-7148

http://www.allforchildren.org

• Angel Adoptions

Phone: (781) 899-9222

http://angeladoptions.org

• Full Circle Adoptions  ▲■

Phone: (413)584-1624

http://www.fullcircleadoptions.com/

• Lutheran Social Services of New England ▲

Phone: (860) 257-9899

www.lssne.org

• MAPS Worldwide

Phone: (207) 775-4101

http://www.maps-worldwide.org


MICHIGAN

• All God’s Children International ▲

Phone: (616) 260-3163

http://www.allgodschildren.org


MINNESOTA

• Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Cloud

Phone: (320) 650-1660

http://www.ccstcloud.org

• Christian Family Life Services

Phone: (701) 237-4473

http://www.cflsadoption.org

• God’s Children Adoption Agency

Phone: (218) 998-1961

http://www.adoptgodschildren.org

• International Adoption Services, Inc. ▲

Phone: (952) 893-1343

http://www.iasadoption.org


MISSISSIPPI

• Catholic Charities ■

Phone: (601) 355-8634

http://catholiccharitiesjackson.org

• Lifeline Children’s Services ▲

Phone: (601) 621-4285

http://lifelinechild.org

• New Beginnings ▲

Phone: (662) 842-6752

http://www.newbeginningsadoptions.org


MISSOURI

• Adoption and Beyond ▲

Phone: (816) 822-2800

http://www.adoption-beyond.org

• Adoption Option, Inc.

Phone: (816) 224-1525

http://www.adoptionoptionkc.com

• Christian Family Services of the Midwest, Inc. ▲

Phone: (913) 383-3337

http://www.cfskc.org

• Dillon International ▲

Phone: (314) 576-4100

http://www.dillonadopt.com

• Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri ■ ▲

Phone: (314) 787-5100

http://www.lfcsmo.org


MONTANA

• Lutheran Social Services

Phone: (406) 245-9949

http://www.lssmt.org


NEBRASKA

• Adoption Links Worldwide ■ ▲

Phone: (402) 556-2367

http://www.alww.org

• Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska ■

Phone: (402) 342-7038

http://www.lfsneb.org

• Nebraska Christian Services, Inc.

Phone: (402) 334-3278

http://www.ncs.swestcc.org


NEVADA

• Premier Adoption Agency ▲

Phone: (702) 346-4922

http://www.premieradoption.org


NEW HAMPSHIRE

• Child and Family Services ■

Phone: (603) 518-4000

www.cfsnh.org

• Lutheran Social Services of New England ▲

Phone: (603) 224-8111

www.adoptlss.org


NEW JERSEY

• Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (732) 752-7148

http://www.allforchildren.org

• Better Living Adoption Services, Inc.

Phone: (908) 654-0277

•  Golden Cradle Adoption Services

Phone: (856) 428-1180

http://www.goldencradle.org/

• Homestudies & Adoption Placement Services ▲

Phone: (201) 836-5554

http://www.haps.org

• The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey ■

Phone: (609) 695-6274

http://www.chsofnj.org


NEW MEXICO

• All Ages Adoptions Plus

Phone: (505) 323-6002

www.adoptionsplus.org

• La Familia ■

Phone: (505) 766-9361

http://www.la-familia-inc.org


NEW YORK

•Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (212) 751-4095

http://www.allforchildren.org

• Baker Victory Services ▲

Phone: (716) 828-9500

http://www.bakervictoryservices.org

• Catholic Charities of Broome County

Phone: (607) 729-9166

http://www.catholiccharitiesbc.org

• Catholic Family Center

Phone: (585) 546-7220

http://www.cfcrochester.org

• Family Focus Adoption Services ▲

Phone: (718) 224-1919

http://www.familyfocusadoption.org

• Hillside Children’s Center ■ ▲

Phone: (585) 256-7500

www.hillside.com

• Jewish Family Services of Rochester ▲

Phone: (585) 461-0110

http://www.jfsrochester.org


NORTH CAROLINA

• Carolina Adoption Services ■ ▲

Phone: (336) 275-9660

http://www.carolinaadoption.org

• Home Study Services of North Carolina

Phone: (919) 272-6953

http://www.homestudysvsnc.com

• Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas

Phone: (800) 435-7464

http://www.lfscarolinas.org


NORTH DAKOTA

• Catholic Charities of North Dakota ■ ▲

Phone: (701) 235-4457

http://www.catholiccharitiesnd.org

• Christian Family Life Services

Phone: (701) 237-4473

http://www.cflsadoption.org

• God’s Children Adoption Agency

Phone: (218) 998-1961

http://www.adoptgodschildren.org


OHIO

• All God’s Children International ▲

Phone: (513) 886-7183

http://www.allgodschildren.org


OKLAHOMA

• Dillon International ▲

Phone: (918) 749-4600

http://www.dillonadopt.com

• Oklahoma Home Study

Phone: (405) 341-0045

http://www.oklahomahomestudy.com


OREGON

• All God’s Children International ▲

Phone: (503) 282-7652

http://www.allgodschildren.org


PENNSYLVANIA

• Adoption Related Services ▲

Phone: (717) 227-9562

http://www.adoption-related-services.org

•Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (215) 438-7148

http://www.allforchildren.org

• Catholic Charities Counseling & Adoption Services ■

Phone: (814) 456-2091

http://www.cccas.org

• Living Hope Adoption Agency ▲

Phone: (215) 540-8999

http://www.livinghopeadoption.org

• Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania ■

Phone: (215) 881-6800

http://www.lcfsinpa.org

• Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania

Phone: (412) 366-9490

http://www.lsswpa.org

• The Children’s Aid Home Programs of Somerset County

Phone: (814) 443-1637

http://www.cahprogram.org


RHODE ISLAND

•Lutheran Social Services of New England ▲

Phone: (860) 257-9899

http://www.lssne.org

•Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (401) 725-9555

http://www.allforchildren.org


SOUTH CAROLINA

• Adoption Advocacy

Phone: (864) 329-8587

http://www.adoptsc.com

• Carolina Adoption Services ▲

Phone: (843) 852-9104

http://www.carolinaadoption.org


SOUTH DAKOTA

• Catholic Family Services

Phone: (605) 988-3775

http://www.diocese-of-sioux-falls.org/CFS

• Lutheran Social Services ■

Phone: (605) 221-2346

http://www.lsssd.org


TENNESSEE

• Adoption Assistance

Phone: (615) 301-1740

http://www.adoptionassistance.com

• Bethany Christian Services of Greater Chattanooga ■ ▲

Phone: (423) 622-7360

http://www.bethany.org/chattanooga

• Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. ▲

Phone: (615) 352-3087

http://www.cctenn.org

• Harmony ■

Phone: (865) 982-5225

http://www.harmony.cc

• Miriam’s Promise ▲

Phone: (615) 292-3500

http://www.miriamspromise.org

• New Beginnings ▲

Phone: (615) 669-4191

http://www.newbeginningsadoptions.org


TEXAS

• Adoption Covenant

Phone: (806) 741-0268

http://www.adoptioncovenant.com

•Alliance for Children ▲

Phone: (401) 725-9555

http://www.allforchildren.org

• Children’s Connections

Phone: (806) 745-7995

http://www.childrensconnections.org

• Dillon International ▲

Phone: (214) 319-3426

http://www.dillonadopt.com

• Generations Adoptions ▲

Phone: (254) 741-1633

http://www.generationsadoptions.org

• Little Miracles International ▲

Phone: (806) 351-1100

http://www.littlemiracles.org

• Methodist Mission Home (Providence Place)

Phone: (210) 696-2410

http://www.mmhome.org


UTAH

• Families for Children

Phone: (801) 467-3413

http://www.familiesforchidlrenadoption.org

• Premier Adoption Agency ▲

Phone: (800) 876-0187

http://www.premieradoption.org

• Wasatch International Adoptions ▲

Phone: (801) 334-8683

http://www.wiaa.org


VERMONT

• MAPS Worldwide

Phone: (207) 775-4101

http://www.maps-worldwide.org


VIRGINIA

• Adoptions Together ▲

Phone: (703) 689-9488

http://www.adoptionstogether.org

• America World ■ ▲

Phone: (703) 356-8446

http://www.awaa.org

• Carolina Adoption Services ▲

Phone: (540) 989-2845

http://www.carolinaadoption.org

• Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

Phone: (540) 344-9281

http://www.chsva.org

• Forever Families Adoption Services

Phone: (540) 341-4679

http://www.ffasva.org


WASHINGTON

• All God’s Children International ▲

Phone: (503) 282-7652

http://www.allgodschildren.org

• WACAP ▲■
Phone: (206) 575-4148
http://www.wacap.org


WASHINGTON D.C.

• Adoptions Together, Inc. ▲

Phone: (703) 689-0404

http://www.adoptionstogether.org

• Catholic Charities ■

Phone: (301) 731-4703

http://www.ccs-dc.org


WEST VIRGINIA

• Burlington United Methodist Family Services

Phone: (304) 788-2342

http://www.bumfs.org

• The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia ■ ▲

Phone: (304) 346-0795

http://www.childhswv.org


WISCONSIN

• Adoption Choice, Inc.

Phone: (414) 276-3262

http://www.adoptionchoiceinc.org

• Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse ■ ▲

Phone: (715) 849-3311

http://www.catholiccharitieslax.org

• Evangelical Child & Family Agency ■

Phone: (262) 789-1881

http://www.ecfawisc.org

• Special Children, Inc.

Phone: (262) 821-2125

http://www.specialchildreninc.com


WYOMING

• Catholic Charities of Wyoming

Phone: (307) 638-1530

http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org

• Wyoming Children’s Society ■ ▲

Phone: (307) 632-7619

http://www.wyomingcs.org