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Organizations that Provide Adoption Exchange or Matching Services

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Resource Listing
(revised 01/04)


The following organizations are among many that provide adoption exchange or matching services. If you are aware of any others, please contact the Clearinghouse. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by the Clearinghouse or the Children's Bureau.


Adopt America Network
National Headquarters
1025 N. Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43615 Phone: (419) 534-3350
Fax: (419) 534-2995
Toll-Free: (800) 246-1731
E-mail: adoption@adoptamericanetwork.org
URL: http://www.adoptamericanetwork.org/

The Adopt America Network, a private adoption exchange, is supported by donations, grants, and the purchase of services. Their mission is to find permanent and loving adoptive homes for special-needs children who are awaiting adoption.

Collaboration to AdoptUSKids
Adoption Exchange Association
8015 Corporate Drive
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21236 Phone: (410) 933-5700
Fax: (303) 933-5716
E-mail: info@adoptuskids.org
URL: http://www.adoptuskids.org

The Children's Bureau funds "The Collaboration to AdoptUSKids" (the Adoption Exchange Association and its partners) to devise and implement a national adoptive family recruitment and retention strategy, operate the AdoptUSKids Web site, encourage and enhance adoptive family support organizations and conduct a vareity of adoption research projects. The Collaboration includes: Child Welfare League of America (http://www.cwla.org/), Northwest Adoption Exchange (http://www.nwae.org/), Adoption Exchange Education Center (http://www.adoptex.org/), University of Texas School of Social Work and Center for Social Work Research (http://www.utexas.edu/ssw/#top), and Holt International Children's Services (http://www.holtintl.org/).

Independent Adoption Center (IAC)
Headquarters
391 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 100
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Phone: (925) 827-2229
Fax: (925) 603-0820
Toll-Free: 1-800-877-6736
E-mail: staff@adoptionhelp.org
URL: http://www.adoptionhelp.org

IAC's mission is to make adoption a viable and accessible alternative to untimely pregnancy throughout the United States by providing professional, licensed, educational and counseling-centered services to birthparents, adopting parents, and adopted persons nationwide.

Jewish Children's Adoption Network (JCAN)
P.O. Box 147016
Denver, CO 80214-7016 Phone: (303) 573-8113
E-mail: jcan@qwest.net
URL: http://www.users.qwest.net/~jcan/

The primary goal of the Jewish Children's Adoption Network is to find Jewish homes for Jewish children. JCAN has worked on more than 1,000 cases and charge no fees for their services, which include helping a birth family parent a child, locating resources for help with personal problems or coping with a child's limitations, helping an adoptive family find resources for adoption or parenting, and helping biological and adoptive triad members in getting a search started.

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN)
P.O. Box 5585
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Phone: (916) 933-1447
E-mail: KAANet@aol.com
URL: http://www.KAANet.com/

The central mission of the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network is to network groups and individuals related to Korean adoptions. KAAN facilitates dialogue, promotes resource sharing, and disseminates information. KAAN works with its members, the Korean American community, and the Korean government to promote awareness of Korean adoption issues and develop programs that will benefit both the adoption and Korean communities.

Little People of America Adoption Committee (LPA)
LPA National Headquarters
P.O. Box 65030
Lubbock, TX 79464-5030 Toll-Free: (888) LPA-2001
E-mail: LPADataBase@juno.com
URL: http://www.lpaonline.org/lpa_adoptions.html

The purpose of the Little People of America Adoption Committee is to find a loving home for every dwarf child. The role of LPA is to act as a link between perspective parents and adoption agencies that represent dwarf children. LPA is not an adoption agency, but a referral source only. By outreaching to adoption agencies, doctors, hospitals, geneticists, and others, LPA is are able to locate available dwarf children for adoption and perspective parents who are interested in adopting them.

National Adoption Center (NAC)
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Toll-Free: (800) TO-ADOPT
E-mail: nac@nationaladoptioncenter.org
URL: http://www.nationaladoptioncenter.org

The National Adoption Center expands adoption opportunities for children throughout the United States, particularly children with special needs and from minority cultures.


Credits: Child Welfare Information Gateway (http://www.childwelfare.gov)

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