The following links and addresses we have found to be valuable resources for learning more about adoption. We have annotated the links to explain what we feel is most useful about the site or organization, and how you might use the resource most effectively.
Tapestry Books provides books relating to adoption for birth parents, adoptive parents, children and professionals.
Adoption Community of New England provides education, information, advocacy and support for all who are touched by adoption and foster care. ACONE hosts ongoing programs and support groups for all those touched by adoption, including the Annual New England Adoption Conference each spring.
Center for Family Connections is an educational and clinical resource center that specializes in the developmental, structural, and systemic issues related to adoption, foster care, kinship, guardianship, as well as the people with whom they are connected, by offering training, education, advocacy, and clinical treatment.
Adoptive Families Magazine a magazine that provides an information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
Insight: Open Adoption Resources and Support provides information, materials and support for all those considering an open adoption and living in an open adoption.
Evan B. Donaldson Institute a research and policy based organization that strives to provide leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and practices -- through sound research, education and advocacy -- in order to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption.
Center for Adoption Research assists families and professionals by providing independent research, evaluation and education to improve the lives of children in adoptive and foster families.
The Child Welfare League of America an organization that advocates for and promotes the well-being of children, youth, and their families. The site has an extensive media library discussing issues and trends in parenting and adoption.
Massachusetts Laws about Adoption provides information about adoption laws and pending legislation in Massachusetts
United States Department of Health and Human Services provides information about child care, adoption, and federal and state assistance programs available to parents.