Understanding that one agency cannot provide all services, here is a list of different agencies that could assist you in learning more about adoption and foster care.
Adopt Us Kids
AdoptUSKids is a multi-faceted, federally funded project whose mission is to raise public awareness about the need for families for children in foster care, and assist States, Territories and, Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children.
Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
North American Council on Adoptable Children, (NACAC)
Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents, the North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.
California Association of Adoption Agencies, (CAAA)
The California Association of Adoption Agencies (CAAA) is a nonprofit, professional organization of over 70 licensed public and private adoption agencies. Our members are committed to placing waiting children with safe, permanent, loving adoptive families establish ethical standards for adoption policy in California, advocate for legislation that protects children and families.
Child Welfare League of America, (CWLA)
Child Welfare League of America, CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable since 1920. Our expertise, leadership, and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. Our impact is felt worldwide.
Adoption Exchange Association, (AEA)
Adoption Exchange Association, AEA, the country's premier national association of adoption professionals. We serve 200 members nationwide providing critical continuing education and peer support. AEA is the only national association focused exclusively on supporting the educational needs of those in the adoption profession. We facilitate the exchange of best practices between those who recruit, develop, and support adoptive parents for children who are waiting to be adopted in the US foster care system.