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Northwest Adoptive Families Association (NAFA) – A support group for adoptive families and those interested in adoption.

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) – An information and referral service for Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families.

Families with Children from China (FCC) – A network of support for adoptive families and those interested in adoption from China.

Families of Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions Including Neighboring Countries (FRUA) – A non-profit support organization for families with children adopted from the former Soviet Union and its surrounding republics.

Portland Adoption Counseling – Led by Nina Yates, M.S., an adopted person and Couples, Marriage and Family Therapist whose practice is focused on supporting people touched by adoption.

BacklineBackline is dedicated to addressing the broad range of experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.

The Adoption History Project - A website created by University of Oregon Professor Ellen Herman on the history of child adoption in the United States.

Colored Pencils – A community project dedicated to  creating a space where poets, artists, and performers from newcomer communities,  can gather to sing, recite, display or perform art in their native languages.


Adopted -2007 documentary film Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face.

Also Known As (AKA) - At the heart of Also-Known-As, Inc., are adult adoptees and friends who create innovative post-adoption services, educational programs, and community building activities, serving those on their adoption life journey.

American Adoption Congress (AAC) - Comprises individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent those whose lives are touched by adoption or other loss of family continuity.

Ethica - Ethica is a nonprofit corporation that seeks to be an impartial voice for ethical adoption practices worldwide, and provides education, assistance, and advocacy to the adoption and foster care communities.

iPride - iPride’s mission is to build, cultivate and affirm families and communities across culture and color lines.

North American Council on Adoptable Children – Advocates for the right of every child to a permanent, continuous, nurturing and culturally sensitive family.

Latin American Heritage Camps – The mission of Colorado Heritage Camps, Inc. is to provide educational, cultural, and family related experiences, which support the healthy development of families formed by adoption with children from diverse heritages.

Moms Living Clean - A documentary in progress by Sheila Ganz creator of the documentary Unlocking the Heart of Adoption.

The Ties Program- Adoptive family homeland Journeys – Specializing in customized international adoption journeys that are nurturing, child centered, “adoption aware” and fun!s.

Unlocking the Heart of Adoption - The website for the documentary Unlocking the Heart of Adoption. This documentary bridges the gap between birth and adoptive families through diverse personal stories of adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parent