Finding up-to-date and factual information on adoption can be tricky on the Internet, where everyone has his or her two cents on any and all topics.
Yet there are plenty of great resources at your fingertips. Finding the venues that cater to factual and thoroughly edited content is made possible through online e-magazines or government-run websites, like the Child Welfare Information Gateway.
Adoption is a lifestyle. Therefore, it's important to keep up with adoption in the news - state laws always seem to be in flux regarding adoption. One may find it helpful to peruse online forums for advice from adoption professionals as well as veteran adopters, birth parents and adoptees. Adoption.org and Adoption.com are not only a great meeting place for the adoption community to rally around the exchange of information but is a great way to help others learn from your experiences.
No one should feel unprepared or as if they're running all over the Internet looking for information on adoption and how to "do it right."
So, where do you start? What are your options? How does search and reunion work? What kind of laws related to adoption records are in effect in my state? What kind of federal and state aid is available for my adoption? What is a home study like? How is adoption different from foster care? Can gays and lesbians adopt? All questioning for information on adoption begin and maybe even end here, at Adoption.org. If this site can't help, then it'll guide you to one that will.
There are many reasons why a child may be without a home and loving parents to take care of their needs and prepare them for adulthood. Death may have removed the birth parents from the picture. The child may be the result of an unwanted pregnancy.
Adopting.org - the best place to find information and resources about adoption. Join our discussions and meet others with an interest in adopting a child in domestic or international adoption, adoptive parenting, adoption records for adoptees