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Adoption Links


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  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys - Attorneys with competence and experience in the field of adoption law.
  • American Indian Advocates -The American Indian Community Advocate assists American Indians residing in the City of Minneapolis. The Advocate helps American Indians access city services and programs.
  • Adoption Medical News - An online subscription-only newsletter which publishes information on specific medical needs of internationally adopted children.
  • ARC MN - A private, non-profit statewide voluntary organization that is dedicated to ensuring the full participation in their communities of people with developmental disabilities and improving their lives and the lives of their families.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) The information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by AD/HD and professionals in the fields focuses on diagnoses, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping people with AD/HD lead better lives.

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  • Dave Thomas Foundation - Dave Thomas Foundation is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children in North America's foster care systems waiting to be adopted.
  • Department of Human Services -The Minnesota Department of Human Services helps keep children safe and provides families with supports to care for their children. This includes child protective services, out-of-home care, permanent homes for children and children’s mental health services.

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  • Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute - Conducts and synthesizes research; offers education to inform public opinion; promotes ethical practices and legal reforms; and works to translate policy into action.

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  • Harambee Village (http://harambeevillage.org/) - Harambee Village provides services for African American children and their adoptive, foster, and kinship families. They believe that every child deserves a family who honors the child's racial and cultural heritage.

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  • Minnesota Adoption Resource Network (MARN) - MARN is a non-profit organization committed to permanence for children. While not a child-placement agency, MARN contributes by: Helping adoption agencies recruit and train prospective families; Providing continuing education, advocacy and support to people whose lives are influenced by issues of adoption; Heightening the visibility of children in the foster care system who are in need of permanent families.
  • Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health - MACMB can connect you to a support group in your area.  They currently list over 35 groups in communities across the state.  They serve children who have emotional / behavioral disorders and their families with programs and activities.
  • Minnesota Center for the Difficult Child - Created by a family therapist, Howard Glasser, his techniques evolved into an approach that combines giving tremendous, heartfelt energy to the good things and automatic, non-negotiable, but energy-free, consequences for negative behavior.
  • Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association
    not-for-profit organization, advocates for, supports, and provides information and resources to people raising their grandchildren or children of other kin and friends.
  • Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)
    MOFAS offers Project SOS, an education and outreach program designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with FAS/FAE and their families.  A parent-driven, child-centered program, Project SOS works to strengthen relationships between families and schools by building partnerships, providing resources and improving the education system for children with FAS/FAE.
  • Minnesota Parent - This site offers games for children, event calendar and resources for parents.
  • Mixed Heritage Center - (MHC) is a comprehensive website of existing and emerging information and tools for the mixed heritage community in the United States. Funded by The K&F Baxter Family Foundation, the MHC educates the country about the social, health, and political needs of mixed heritage individuals and families, and creates an online multiracial community that will be a vehicle for learning and research.

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  • National Adoption Center - Expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care throughout the United States, and is a resource to families and to agencies who seek the permanency of caring homes for children.
  • National Adoption Foundation - They offer direct grants, low interest, unsecured loans, adoption credit card and insurance programs.
  • National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption - Information to aid with special needs adoption programs as well as resources available through the NCWRCA.  Also includes and adoption specific chat room discussions and the ability to request information on any adoption topic.
  • National Council for Single Adoptive Parents - Provides information to assist prospective and actual single adoptive parents to locate sources of adoptable children and support groups.  Offers a handbook for single adoptive parents which describes the process of adoption in the US and abroad.  Also provides advice and information on coping as a single parent.
  • National Foster Parent Association -This organization strives to support foster parents and remains a consistently strong voice on behalf of all children.
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children - NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care - especially those in foster care and those with special needs. 

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  • Our Chinese Daughters Foundation, Inc. - A non-profit foundation with the desire to support families who have adopted children from China, a main focus of the foundation has been bringing Chinese culture and heritage to adoptive families.

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  • PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) - Advocacy group striving to improve and expand opportunities to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.  Programs that help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children. Offers quarterly free newsletters.
  • Perspectives Press, Inc. - This publisher specializes in infertility and adoption books.

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  • Rainbow Families - Provides adoption information and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and prospective parents.
  • RESOLVE of the Twin Cities - This organization provides timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and works to increase awareness of infertility issues through advocacy and public education.

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  • Single Mothers by Choice - National membership, groups throughout the US, Canada and Europe.  
  • Success in Motion - Services include: occupational therapy with sensory integration/sensory processing perspective, SIPT certified (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests) through USC/WPS. Experience with Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Interactive metronome sensory diets including Therapeutic Listening and other treatment modalities.

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  • Website for Foster Children - Includes articles about famous foster kids (Daunte Culpepper, Viking quarterback; Charlotte Lopez, Miss Teen USA; Eddie Murphy, comedian).  Offers activities, message boards, Q&A column, advice for youth in foster care.
  • Wilder Foundation - Wilder Foundation operates more than 100 programs that serve more than 50,000 people and more than 500 organizations each year.  Services include residential treatment for children with severe mental health, emotional and/or behavioral issues; group therapy programs for youth exhibiting violent behaviors and a juvenile day reporting program to help youth involved with the juvenile court system develop success-oriented behaviors.

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