Website Links:

Association for Research in International Adoption

International Adoption Clinic – University of Minnesota

Joint Council on International Children’s Services

Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse

National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption

Parent Network for the Post Institutionalized Child

Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents

Adoption Learning Partners

Mental Health Association of Tarrant County—screening tool


Recommended Books:

Barth, R. P., Freundlich, M., & Brodzinsky, D. (2000). Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice. Child Welfare League of America.

Foli, K. J., & Thompson, J. R. (2004). The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption. Rodale.

Gray, D. D. (2002). Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents. Perspectives Press.

Tepper, T., Hannon, L., & Sandstrom, D. (Eds.). (2000). International Adoption: Challenges and Opportunities (2nd ed.)Parent Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child.


Scientific Bibliographies

Article and Research Summaries:

Adoption: General Facts – International and Domestic

Adoption: General Facts – Domestic

Child/Youth Placement Considerations for Risk Reduction & Successful Placement

Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care