Adoptive Parent Resources

Information on Becoming an Adoptive Parent:
Call 1-800-96-ADOPT (in Florida) or 904-353-0679

Explore Adoption: Information about Adopting in Florida (AdoptFlorida.org)
Children Currently Available for Adoption (DCF Database-link)
Adopting As A Single Parent (CWIG, 2013)
Adoption Assistance for Children Adopted From Foster Care (CWIG 2011)
Adoption General Information Packet (CWIG 2010)
Adoption in Florida (The Florida Bar, Mar'07)
Adoption Tax Credit (IRS-link)
Adoption Tax Credit (FAQ)
Advice For Adoptive Parents (Adoptalk, 2004)
"Answering the Call" Family Pocket Guide (Adopt US Kids)
 
Costs of Adoption (CWIG 2011)
Florida Licensed Adoption Agencies (Adoptflorida.org)
Foster Parents Considering Adoption (CWIG 2012)
Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adoptive Child (CWIG 2012)
Impact of Adoption on Adoptive Parents (CWIG 2010)
Openness in Adoption: Building Relationships Between Adoptive and Birth Families (CWIG, 2013)
Steps in the Approval Process (DCF)
The Adoption Home Study Process (CWIG 2010)

Post Adoption Support Resources and Information

Florida Resources
Adoption Competent Licensed Mental Health Professionals (Fl listing by County)
Adoptive Parent Support Groups in Florida (adoptflorida.org)
Florida's Adoption Information Center
Florida's Adoption Reunion Registry (AdoptFlorida.com)
Florida State Foster Adoptive Parent Association
Post Adoption Services Counselors (Adoptflorida.org)
 
Parenting the Adopted Child
Adoption Nutrition - Starter Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (SpoonFoundation, 2012)
Depression in Teens Who Were Adopted: What Families Need to Know (ARW, 2012)
Parenting After Trauma - Understanding Your Child's Needs - Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (AAP, 2013)
Parenting Your Adopted Teenager (CWIG 2009)
Parenting Your Adopted Pre-Schooler (CWIG 2009)
Parenting Your Adopted School-Age Child (CWIG, 2009)
General Resources
Additional Adoption Publications
Advocating for Post-Adoption Support (Advocacy Toolkit from North American Council on Adoptable Children - 2010)
Developing an (Adoptive) Parent Support Network (NACAC 2009)
Finding and Using Postadoption Services (CWIG, 2012)
Frequently Asked Questions for Families in Need of Support (NACAC- link)
Helping Classmates Understand Adoption (Adoptive Families Magazine, 2005)
Promising Practices in Adoption-Competent Mental Health Services (Casey Family Services, Oct'03)
Resources for Adoptive Families (NACAC link)
Selecting and Working with an Adoption Therapist (CWIG, 2012)
Taking a Break: Creating Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Respite in Your Community (AdoptUSKids 2008)