Created by Francine Fisher, an adoptee, as a search and reunion organization. There is a $50. fee to join. Once you are a member you will be assigned a search assistant. Membership is lifetime. ALMA has a chat room on Monday evenings. Provides members with fast and effect search assistance.
This is an umbrella organization for all adoption professionals and organizations. A newsletter comes with membership and there are annual conferences held around the United States that both provide support and promote adoption reform and education.
This is a non-profit organization offering support and education services for adoptees and their families. Peer-group counseling programs are available or children between the ages of 6 to 18 years. Teen programs provide opportunities for children to share thoughts and feelings about being adopted and to develop strategies for handling some of the common challenges of growing up in adoptive families.
An organization designed and facilitated by birthmothers but also welcomes adoptees. Monthly support groups are held in various locations and states. Members receive the CUB Communicator Newsletter. CUB offers members a yearly retreat in October. For a listing of monthly support group meetings call, 800-822-2777 or Email: email@example.com.
A free international registry system that will match adoptees (over the age of 18 years or to adoptive parents of children under the age) and birthparents. To request an official registration form that is confidential call, 775-882-7755 or visit their website address.
This valuable web site has lots of resources on all aspects of adoption for professionals, teachers, adoptive parents and the general public. They publish materials for adoption education. The also provide national and local support groups and adoption experts that specialize in adoption.