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Adoption Resources

Information from federal agencies and private organizations dedicated to helping military families learn about the adoption process, both domestic and foreign.

AdoptUsKids is a federally funded project to raise awareness of and promote adoption of children from foster care. The organization also has a guide specifically aimed at military families entitled Wherever My Family Is: That's Home! Adoption for Miitary Families. It is available for download in PDF here.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care provided by the Children’s Bureau

Department of Defense Adoption Reimbursement Policy (Updated November 3, 2007)
The DoD reimburses some adoption expenses to Servicemembers. Adobe reader is required to view this document.

Department of State Office of Children’s Issues
The Office of Children’s Issues formulates, develops, and coordinates policies and programs to assist US citizens interested in foreign adoption. A free guide to intercountry adoption is available for download.

DHHS Guide to Adoption for Military Families
The Department of Health and Human Services has published this guide to help military families navigate the adoption and foster parent process. Adobe reader is required to view this document.

Military One Source
Military One Source is a Department of Defense website providing information and services to military families. The parenting section provides several articles on the adoption process and raising adopted children.

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
NACAC maintains a searchable database of local support groups for adoptive parents. The organization also conducts training and publishes fact sheets on adoption.

The Association of the United States Army Family Programs Directorate does not endorse any of the the organizations listed nor the information about services provided on their websites