Adoption Resources

Local Adoption Agencies

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National and International Agencies

  • Adopting.org
    Adopting.org maintains information on the many different aspects of domestic and international adoption and is hosted by adoption professionals and volunteers.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Maintains a searchable National Foster Care & Adoption Directory which provides adoption and foster care resources listed by state
  • Intercountry Adoption
    This site provides information on the adoption process, specific country information, visas and general adoption resources.

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Post Adoption Support

  • The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association
    Not-for-profit agency that educates, supports and advocates for foster and adoptive children, youth and families in central Missouri by offering services and partnering with community and governmental agencies to develop healthy and self-sufficient individuals and families. Reach them by email here: ccfosteradopt@gmail.com
  • Columbia Adoption Project
    The Columbia Adoption Project is a not-for-profit group whose mission is to support and equip families in the Columbia, MO area through the various stages of adoption and foster care. They offer support groups for families involved in adoption and foster care, education and awareness activities and maintain a website with additional resources and adoption information. Reach them by email here: comoadoption@gmail.com
  • Birth Parent Support Group
    The Birth Parent Support Group is a group for birth parents who have placed a child up for adoption. The group meets the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Center for Women's Ministry, 1900 N. Providence, Suite 210 (Kelly Plaza Bldg), Columbia, MO. For more information contact: Kitty Spencer, kitty.spencer@lovebasket.org, (573) 424- 5323.

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Financial and Legal Resources

  • Adoption Subsidy Guide
    The Adoption Subsidy Guide was created by the North American Council on Adoptive Children to educate parents and professionals on Title IV-E Adoption Assistance in the United States.
  • State Adoption Subsidy Profiles
    The state adoption subsidy profiles allows "retrieval of the specific eligibility, benefit, funding and other characteristics of your state's adoption subsidy program."
  • A Child Waits Foundation
    A financial resource for those seeking international adoption loans. Provides low interest loans for families who have exhausted other financial options and could not proceed with their adoption without help.
  • The Gift of Adoption Fund
    Gift of Adoption Fund provides "grants that put adoption in reach: in reach for the 140 million children worldwide in need of families, for qualified parents yearning to adopt, and for those of us who want to do something concrete to move a child from a dire situation into a life of hope and promise."
  • Child Welfare Information
    A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this organization provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice.
  • State of Missouri Adoption Links
    The State of Missouri maintains a website with information about adoption and official government adoption forms, as well as a state published guide to the adoption process in Missouri.
  • Missouri adoption laws
    "Welcome Home." A state of Missouri publication that helps educate Missourians who are considering adoption. Includes information on Missouri statutes related to adoption.

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