Helpful Links

Helpful Links 2017-10-26T13:38:28+00:00

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Organizations and Commercial Sites

Adoptees’ Internet Mailing List (AIML)
A.I.M.L. is an Internet mailing list– with a mission and a website. Membership on AIML is restricted to legal adoptees and “adoptee-lites” only, but anyone can visit their website and use their online resources (such as their links to Registries and Mailing Lists & Newsgroups).

Adoption Information
Whether you choose to Adopt domestically or internationally learn what your Adoption Options are.

A volunteer operated information resource for the adoption community.

Adoptive Families
The online adoption and parenting guide, has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years.

Advanced Maternal Age
Advanced Maternal Age is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide support to women and couples who made the choice to start their family at age 35 or better.

African Cradle
African Cradle is a non-profit CA licensed adoption agency dedicated to helping adopted children and their families build nurturing and loving relationships through education, support and enrichment. African Cradle specializes in pre- and post-adoption services for families created through transracial adoption, including counseling, parenting classes and heritage camps.

American Adoption Congress
The American Adoption Congress is composed of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent all those whose lives are touched by adoption.
Through education and advocacy we promote honesty, openness and respect for family connections in public policy.

Books and Jewelry for Adoption
“360 Square: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity” by Carol Welsh is an extraordinary true story of one woman’s experiences with all facets of adoption. Visit Carol’s Website for more information and browse adoption gifts, or email her at

EMK Press
A place to get adoption themed books and great parent resources free for the downloading.

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
A nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of information about adoption. This institute is one of the pre-eminent adoption policy, education and research organizations in the United States. It provides an array of resources — including independent, accurate and up-to-date information about adoption-related issues – for triad members, journalists, professionals and researchers. The Adoption Institute’s mission is to improve adoption for everyone it touches, especially children. Its executive director is Adam Pertman, author of the acclaimed book “Adoption Nation” and one of the country’s leading adoption experts.

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
120 Wall Street 20th Floor
New York, NY 10005
T: 212-269-5050
F: 212-269-1962

International Soundex Reunion Registry
ISRR is a non-profit, humanitarian agency which serves and promotes, through the reunion registry, the interests of adults desiring and seeking a reunion with next-of-kin by birth.
You can register at

Neurogistics Childrens Program is a leader in helping children and their families achieve balance and harmony.  The scientific, all natural, personalized approach has helped thousands who suffer from early deprivation, abuse, trauma, and attachment challenges.  When children’s brains and bodies are running optimally we see their behavior change, their happiness increase and their families thrive.

Open Adoption Organization
TxCARE Co-Founder Bill Betzen’s site. Bill’s a sort of hero among adoption reformists. Visit his site and find out why!

This site offers great advice on tracking an adoptees genealogy then taking the next step to finding the birth parents. It’s a great inspirational piece for people who are going through the process.

R-Squared Press
This site offers several adoption related publications for sale including A Birth Mother’s Day PlannerThe Adoptee’s Family Tree, and Open Adoption Birthparent a quarterly newsletter for birthparents in open adoptions.

Secret Sons and Daughters
On-line community and adoptee tales from the sealed records era.

Tapestry Books
Tapestry sells books dealing with Adoption Issues, with Infertility and with other Parenting Issues.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.” Eleanor Roosevelt This site commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the UDHR.

Homepage For Adoptees & Birth Families
Birthmother, Mary Block-Baker has created a site dedicated to adoptees and birth familiesand provides links to other useful search and reform pages.

TxCARE – Texas Coalition for Adoption Resources and Education

Tina Clark’s State by State Adoption Information
Another TxCARE member has worked up a great site! She has pages dedicated to many of the states with pending or recent adoption reform legislation as well as info on current law in many states.



International Adoption Sites

Apostille and Legalization of US Documents – offers you the most complete and effective Apostille and Embassy Legalization services for US documents.

The Austin International Adoption Fair

The Miracle Foundation – Indian Adoptions provides apostille and document legalization. We have helped out in many adoption cases over the years from many different countries.