Resources

Adoption Lending Library in Modesto - FREE! Funded by Stanislaus County CSA, FCCA's Modesto office maintains an adoption education library with books, videos, and other resources for adults and children. This library is free and open to the public during FCCA's regular business hours (M-F from 9-4). 

Adoption Tax Credit FAQ  This page provides current and historical information about the adoption tax credit. 

Adoptive Families Magazine

Adoption Today Magazine

American Academy of Pediatrics  A source for information regarding pediatric development and behaviors.

Child Welfare Information Gateway contains up-to-date information about children in foster care, nationwide statistics, etc.

Child Welfare League of America  contains multiple well-written articles on parenting.

Child Welfare Policy Manual This site contains the latest federal regulations relating to adoption subsidies, etc.

Center for Adoption Support and Education This is a great overall adoption reference site.

Department of State's International Adoption Page provides U.S. citizens with information about international adoptions, including adoption requirements for most countries 

Kids Health A great website for kids, providing information about foster care and adoption that is written for children. It has easy to read articles about health issues that children might be concerned with.

Medicine Net is an informative site to research different medicines and diseases.

NACAC Adoption Subsidy Information  provides a state-by-state listing of adoption subsidy laws and regulations, as well as contact information for the subsidy workers.

National Adoption Foundation provides financial aid via small financial grants and assistance to the adoptive community, and also partners with banking institutions to provide unsecured loans for adoption expenses.

National Center for Resource Family Support  has culture-specific resources and links to other helpful sites for parents.

NIDA Notes includes a variety of information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, including effects of prenatal substance abuse.

Post Adoption Link - Sacramento - This site is dedicated to helping Sacramento area adoptive families navigate post adoption supports, resources and educational information related to the special needs of adoption.

U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services - provides informatoin about citizenship application requirements for international adoption.

 

Other Adoption Professionals

Academy of California Adoption Lawyers is an invitation-only professional society composed of lawyers with significant experience in adoption law.

American Adoptions - American Adoptions is a licensed adoption agency serving birth mothers and adoptive families.  Call 1-800-Adoption to learn more. 

The Law Office of Ted R. Youmans is dedicated to providing sound legal counsel and guidance to birth mothers, adoptive parents, guardians and any other person seeking to bring stability to a child's life through the adoption process.


Grant and Scholarship Information for Adoptive Families FCCA knows that some adoptions can be expensive. If you want to adopt but need help with costs, the following alphabetical list may be of assistance to you. Please note that FCCA is not affiliated with any of these entities, and cannot vouch for them in any way. The written descriptions were provided by each entity, and have not been verified by FCCA for accuracy or honesty. Adoptive Parents are encouraged to independently investigate each entity before committing to work with them or sending them any money

ABBAFund - Financial Solutions for Adoption provides interest-free adoption loans.

A Child Waits Foundation provides low interest loans.

A Child’s Desire offers grants to parents adopting hard to place children, special needs children, and children over the age of eight; grants to nonprofit agencies; and an adoption fundraising program to adopting families.

Adoption Friendly Workplace offers information and tools to help you establish an adoption benefits policy for your employees or propose one to your employer.

Affording Adoption is a site that provides information on various programs related to adoption affordability.

America’s Christian Credit Union offers adoption loans for families who are pursuing international or domestic adoption. Applicants are required to become members of the credit union and must sign ACCU’s Statement of Faith.

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption provides grant assistance and general education regarding adoption from foster care, as well as prototypes for employer assistance programs.

Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. provides grants to families with financial need who are seeking to adopt.

Global Orphan Outreach exists to help adoptive families find and apply for adoption grants. This organization will research which grants are best for you, apply and fill out all paperwork for those grants for you, have them ready for your signature, and have them ready to be mailed in pre-addressed envelopes.

God's Grace Adoption Ministries provides grants to Christian families completing international adoptions.

Help us Adopt grants adoption scholarships to families hoping to adopt.

His Kids Too! helps your friends and family to assist you financially with adoption costs by making a tax-deductible donation to this organization.

Home for Good Foundation is involved in the ongoing work of planting adoption ministries in churches around the world. These ministries are created to support families who would like to adopt but are burdened by the cost.

Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministries offers adoption grants based on the needs of the child, cost of the adoption, the financial situation of the family and fundraising efforts.

Lifesong for Orphans offers adoption grants, interest-free loans and fundraising support. 

Military Subsidies - Check with your local military office for more information.

National Adoption Foundation provides grants and loans.

National Endowment for Financial Education includes articles about how to afford adoption.

Our Creator’s Hope, Inc. awards financial grants in the amount of $1,000-$10,000 to qualified families for domestic and international adoptions. 

Prosper connects people looking to borrow money with people who have money to invest. As America’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, Prosper has over 1,480,000 members who provide adoptive families with adoption loans to receive the financing they need. 

Resources4Adoption provides Info on grants, loans, agencies, and more 

Saving Children, Building Families Foundation helps fund international adoptions.

Show Hope provides grants to Christian families who are adopting internationally.