Resources

AdoptUSKids

This website has information about kids waiting to be adopted, the process for adoption and some post adoption information.  It is not directed at kinship caregivers who are adopting, but some of the information may be helpful.

 

Adoption institute 

This website has quite a bit on policy issues and post adoption needs and research.  Again, it is not directed at kinshp caregivers who are adopting, but some of the information may be helpful.

 

​Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

This Foundation is a long time leader in promoting adoptions.  The website does not have materials directed specifically at kinship adoptions, but it may be helpful.

 

Kinship Adoption: Meeting the Unique Needs of a Growing Population
This brief by ChildFocus and North American Council on Adoptable Children focuses on the needs of children who are adopted by their relatives. It addresses why kinship adoption is on the rise, how kinship adoption differs from other adoptions, and what policies and practices agencies can consider to achieve successful kinship adoptions (2010).

 

North American Council on Adoptable Children 
Find specific eligibility, benefit, funding, and other characteristics for each state’s adoption subsidy program. There is also a chart that compares the major aspects of states' adoption assistance programs.