We have compiled
this list of adoption related resources that we hope will
be helpful to you. It is our desire that you be as prepared
as possible for the arrival of your adopted child. If
you have information that you feel others would benefit from,
please feel free to share it with us, and if possible, we
will add it to the site.
~ Angels' Haven Outreach is not responsible for the
information provided by these resources, nor does inclusion
in this listing imply an endorsement of any organization or
individual by Angels' Haven Outreach.
A Child Waits Foundation is a
non-profit Charitable foundation which offers help with
the costs of adoption by making low interest loans to prospective
parents to help them with the upfront costs. http://www.achildwaits.org
Is a non-profit organization
dedicated to providing orphanages in Eastern Europe with
humanitarian supplies. Their site also has many other
wonderful resources available. http://www.achildshope.org/
This is an adoption information and resource
site providing over 1200 links of adoption related matters
and have developed the site to be useful for adoption professionals
as well. http://www.abcadoptions.com
An adoption resource site. "Everything
you need to know to help you choose the path to adopting
that's right for you can be found on the internet, and if
it's out there, it can be accessed from Adopting.com".
This site offers some invaluable medical
information, that is useful, even for families adopting
in countries other than Russia. http://www.russianadoption.org
Service grants a unique possibility
to receive advisory of the experienced lawyer from Russia
in English or to order the text of the Russian law in English.
African Cradle is a non-profit organization
that provides adoption placements for children from Ethiopia.
The Director is an adult adoptee from Ethiopia herself,
as well as an adoptive mother. Her love, commitment
and compassion are some of the reasons the agency enjoys
a wonderful reputation! http://www.africancradle.com
The largest on-line resource
for cultural items, books, videos and music for the adoptive
family. Owned and operated by an adoptive mom. http://www.celebratechild.com
To obtain certified
copies of their marriage and/or birth certificates in in
State of California quickly over the internet www.oc.ca.gov/recorder/
UPDATE: Public Law No. 106-395
(the Child Citizenship Act of 2000), which went into
effect on February 27, 2001, amended INA 320 to confer automatic
U.S. citizenship upon certain categories of children born
abroad upon their admission to the U.S. as lawful permanent
residents. Since the obligations of a sponsor under a Form
I-864 (Affidavit of Support) terminate when the sponsored
alien acquires citizenship, the Department of State and
INS have agreed that an I-864 shall not be required to those
categories of immigrants who will acquire citizenship upon
admission to the U.S. Effective immediately, an I-864 will
not be required for an orphan classified IR-3, provided
the child will be admitted to the U.S. while still under
age 18 and will reside in the United States with, and in
the custody of, the adoptive U.S. Citizen parent. An I-864
will continue to be required for all other adopted children
of U.S. Citizens who are not eligible for automatic
naturalization upon admission as a legal permanent resident.
Specifically, an I-864 will continue to be required for
any alien classified IR-4. An alien exempt from the I-864
requirement must still show that he/she is not likely to
become a public charge.
This is the branch of our federal
government responsible for issuing the visa for your adopted
child to enter the United States. There are forms you will
need to order to complete this process. The forms are: I-600A,
I-600 and I-864. You may order the forms from this site.
However, it is our understanding that they will not accept
them if they are downloaded (as they need to be on INS paper).
Dr. Miller is the Director of the International
Adoption Clinic at the New England Medical Center, Floating
hospital for Children. She is a leading expert in
diagnosing and understanding the special issues related
to institutionalized children, and is familiar with the
terms often used in foreign medical. Her office will provide
a medical evaluation of the written information and/or video
tape (for a tax deductible donation) (617) 636-8121
We offer Nationwide Christian adoption services
7 days per week to both birth parents and adoptive parents
since 1986. We have a unique Non-Profit educational
scholarship program to help birth mothers go to college.
We have listing of children and babies, counseling, housing
referrals and more. http://www.lifetimeadoption.com
Provides multicultural resources for kids in preschool
through elementary grades. Books, videos, puzzles,
crafts, and lots of dolls! http://www.multiculturalkids.com
Families who are considering adopting an older child,
or who have already adopted an older child will find this
website very helpful. http://www.hannahandhermama.com/
An International Adoption e-zine featuring articles
and news about the international adoption process.
Also features over 250 waiting children and information
on getting started in the adoption process.
This is a beautiful new and informative adoption
related information site.
We have added a section on "financial adoption".
Feel free to view and refer potential clients with financial
concerns to this info on our Resource page.