Below are a few of our favorite links. We hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to add our site (Adoptive Parents Organization of Central New Jersey) to your “favorites” list. To do this, simply “RIGHT CLICK” on the link above and choose “ADD TO FAVORITES”. If you would like to add a link to your site from ours, or are interested in our site including a link to your site, please Contact Us and be sure to include your site’s URL, site name, and a brief description of what your site is about.
REGISTRATION FORM – Click on the link to the left here to open the APO registration form. It is in Adobe Acrobat and is ready for you to fill out directly on the screen. Once you fill in the information, you can then print it, and mail it to the address listed on the bottom of the registration form.
DAVE THOMAS ADOPTION FOUNDATION – Great site to find out various adoption information, to include “National Adoption Day”, “National Adoption Week”, and the now annual “Home for the Holidays” Adoption special airing on CBS.
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse- This site includes handy summaries of adoption laws, state by state; access to databases of experts, agencies and support groups; and a comprehensive list of child welfare agencies.
NJ ARCH – This stands for NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House. It is set up by the state and is a support for agencies, pre and post adoptive couples and birth parents.
Their hotline number is: 1-877-4-ARCHNJ. Their address is: 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 209, South Orange, NJ 07079.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) – Founded 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. Lots of information on all types of resources for adoption.
AdoptNet– A wonderful site offering adoption related chat rooms, message centers, e-groups, etc. Live chats are hosted by adoption professionals.
Tapestry Books – A thorough source for adoption related books.
Adoptive Families Magazine – Magazine dealing with many topical matters adoptive families face. Subscription order available through their website.
U.S. State Department – Summaries of international adoption laws. INS requirements and processes. The Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Children’s Issues can provide information on International Adoption from almost any country. The quickest way to access specific country info is through their website by clicking on “International Adoption”.
Celebrate Adoption – A nonprofit organization of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, adoption professionals and others who have united to remind the public that adoption works for birth families, for adoptive families and most importantly, for children.
About.com – Great general adoption site.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute – Provides national statistics on adoption research, policy and practice.
Adopting.org – Directory of adoption resources, live chats hosted by well-known adoption professionals.
Rainbow Kids – Great overview of the international adoption process with a list of agencies.
Adoption Policy Resource Center – Up to date news on legal decisions and pivotal policy news.
Families With Children From China (F.C.C) – FCC is a nondenominational organization of families who have adopted children from China. Provides educational information and support to families who’ve adopted in China or are considering adopting from China.
Asia for Kids – Committed to making educational efforts easier. Their mission is to be a global resource for teaching Asian languages and cultures.
Adoption Travel – Provides information on the many aspects of preparing for international travel when adopting a child.
Voices for Adoption – Useful adoption book titles. Media Watch studies media coverage of adoption issues.
Adopt Shoppe– Adoption related items available for online purchase.
Plumsite.com – 400 adoption sites. Access to the International Soundex Reunion registry.
Adoption Resource Exchange for Single Parents – An intelligent resource for singles.
Child of My Dreams – Becoming a parent, information on both adoption and infertility. Message boards.
The Adoption Guide – Reports fraud and other unethical practices by adoption professionals and agencies.