Directory of Licensed Adoption Agencies and Parent Support Groups in Member States
The Adoption Exchange encourages you to check with the Licensing Division of your state office of human/social services for a specific agency's current standing. You could also ask the agency you are considering to provide names of families who have adopted through them. Support groups for adoptive parents are also resources for personal feedback regarding specific agencies.
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Member State and Private Agencies of The Adoption Exchange The Adoption Exchange partners with eight states to find adoptive families for the children with special needs who are waiting in the foster care system for a permanent home. Each member state has its own website and we suggest that you take a few minutes and check out their information and resources.
Several licensed private child placement agencies in our member states have joined The Adoption Exchange. Some of them recruit, train and complete homestudies for families who are planning to adopt children with special needs. Many, however, focus on infant placements and/or intercountry adoptions. Some of these private agencies have their own website.
If your state or organization is interested in joining The Adoption Exchange, contact Suzanne Dosh to request a membership packet and more information.
Other Adoption-Related Child Welfare Websites As you may have discovered already, there are hundreds of adoption-related websites on the Internet. We have found the ones below to be reliable and accurate.
Disclaimer: The Adoption Exchange provides this list of adoption-related websites as a convenience and resource for adoptive families and does not recommend or endorse any particular website and is not responsible or liable for the contents of same. We expect that a user will exercise due caution and sound judgment when accessing the contents of any website and its links.