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Web Links

Articles, web sites and videos about adoption, health needs and the children who wait.

Waiting Children

Adopting the Waiting Child - A short video about adopting a child with special needs.

Reference Material on Types of Special Needs

Realistic Expectations - An Article by Love Without Boundaries

HIV and Adoption

View project Hopeful's video Truth Pandemic to dispel myths and learn how HIV has become a manageable health condition.

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV from Project Hopeful.

Story of Adoption of a Child Living With HIV - From Parenting Magazine

Article from an adoptive mother's perspective.

HIV Fact Sheet - from Project Hopeful.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV webpage – lots of information and research as well as the newest information on HIV and AIDS.

Alfred Dupont Nemours Hospital for Children Facts about HIV and AIDS.

NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital information and research on  HIV.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Effect

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, FAS site

SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence

FASD Unit @ the University of Washington School of Medicine

MOFAS Resource Director

Affording Adoption

Resources 4 Adoption helps families maneuver through the financial barriers of adoption by providing a grant database, financial toolkit and loan information.  There is a fee for access to some of these resources. 

Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm is a book that teaches families how to find creative ways to cut expenses to save for an adoption, as well as how to fundraise and apply for grants. Julie and her family adopted without acquiring any debt! is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals -regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability- with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses.


National Council For Adoption - NCFA’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birthparents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.

Books / Magazines

Adoptive Families Online & Print Magazine