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HELPFUL LINKS

Local

Adoption Connections of Oregon (ACO) -Eugene, Oregon based adoption support and education network

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

Coalition of Oregon Adoption Agencies (COAA) – COAA is made up of over 20 adoption agencies that are licensed in Oregon. COAA member agencies meet monthly to share information on our practices, discuss legislation regarding adoptions, network, support, train, work to accurately portray adoption in the media, and community education about adoption.

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.

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

LionTree Counseling –  The professional counseling practice of Meg Jeske, L.P.C. Her clinical experience includes individual, couples, and group counseling with a focus on queer and trans identified individuals. Her clinical interests include gender, sexuality, grief & loss, parenting, and adoption.

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.

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.

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

National

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.

Latin American Heritage Camps

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

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

The SPOON foundation- The SPOON foundation’s mission is to improve the nutrition of orphaned, fostered, and adopted children so they can grow and thrive.

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