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ALMA - The Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association (ALMA)

ALMA, the pioneer organization in fighting for the rights of adoptees everywhere, is the oldest, most comprehensive, and successful registry of its kind, founded by Adoptee, Florence Fisher in 1971. Alma’s extensive registry is augmented by search help from volunteer staffers with years of experience in helping adopted persons and birth family members search and are in contact with each other.

ALMA - The Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association (ALMA)


National Resources

The following websites and organizations provide national resources: Child Welfare Information Gateway:  This website sponsored by the U.S. Children’s Bureau provides many prints and electronic publications and links to a range of resources on child welfare and adoption issues for both professionals and the public.

National Foster Care and Adoption Directory: The directory on the Gateway enables searching by the state for specific types of agencies and programs as well as other resources such as birth family, adoptee, and parent support groups. AdoptUSKids: Contains a range of information and resources for child welfare professionals and those seeking to adopt primarily from foster care, including a directory of state foster care and adoption information, a photo listing service to match waiting for children and prospective adoptive parents, resources for recruiting families, and others. American Academy of Adoption Attorneys: A national association of approximately 340 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law. North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.  Their website contains a range of resources, in particular an extensive website on adoption subsidies, including state profiles, fact sheets, and a national summary of state adoption assistance programs. Adoption Learning Partners offers an array of interactive e-learning courses for professionals, prospective and current adoptive parents, adopted individuals, and other family members.  They also offer live and recorded webinars by experts in the adoption field. Tapestry Books:  good resource for books and DVDs about adoption, permanency, foster care.

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