Open Your Heart and Home to a Foster Child: Nicole Sanchez, an adoptive parent in Washington, shares about her experience and her feelings about the children waiting for “forever” families in our state in this guest column from the Seattle Times.
Positive Adoption Conversations: An Adoptive Families Guide- Everything you need to know about Positive Adoption Talks at Every Age, Explaining Birthparents & Birth Siblings, Talking with Friends and Family, Exploring Tough Topics and Answering Questions at School.
Adoption Resource Links
Adoption Information Exchange is a comprehensive listing of adoption resources in Western Washington State for prospective & current adoptive families, birth parents, and individuals who were adopted. Includes lists of homestudy providers and attorneys who specialize in adoption services.
A4EverFamily Website: Great site hosted by adoptive parents which is full of resources for pre- and post-adoptive families.
Adoption Referral and Information Service: Adoption Referral & Information Service works to connect families seeking adoption with the right resources, information and professionals. ARIS is designed for those many, many people who are struggling to decide if adoption is right for them and if so—what types of resources and adoption information are available to choose from for this very personal choice.
Center for Adoption Medicine: For more information on this program or to sign up for their list serve to get updates on resources.
DSHS Adoption Page: Information about the State DSHS Adoption Program.
Heart Gallery of America: The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of America is a collaborative project of over 120 Heart Galleries across the United States designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community.
National Adoption Day Website: Information about the Annual Day celebrating adoption of children from state foster care.
North American Council on Adoptable Children: Visit this site for their AdoptTalk publication which is an amazing and a valuable resource for professionals and families.
NWAE: Northwest Adoption Exchange Website includes information on Adoption and features profiles on legally free children in the Pacific Northwest.