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Directory of adoption newsletters in the U.S.

Compiled by Robin Hilborn, editor, Family Helper

This directory lists U.S. newsletters and magazines about adoption, plus selected periodicals on attachment disorder and searching for birthparents or adopted children. (For Canadian newsletters, see Adoption newsletters in Canada.)

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AASK America Newsletter, John Badger, 2201 Broadway, Suite 702, Oakland CA 94612, 510-451-1748, e-mail: Newsletter of a licensed agency specializing in special kids.

ACORN, Karen LoGrippo, Adopted Children of Romania Network, 299 Oak St., Patchogue NY 11772, 516-289-9274. 4/yr, 18 pp., US$10. [Mail returned; address correction needed]

Add-Option, Adopt America Network, Toledo OH. 419-534-3350,, web Places special needs children in 47 states. Photos and info. U.S. agencies register their waiting children; parents register to adopt. Sources of U.S.-born, hard-to-place children; refers singles for foreign adoptions; home studies. Bob and Dorothy Debolt are founders of the forerunner, AASK America (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids). --12 Oct 2001

Adopt-News, 470 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains NY 10605.

Adoptalk, 80 Eighth Ave., Suite 303, New York NY 10011, 212-683-9221. 12/yr, 18 pp., circ. 3,100, founded 1954. Newsletter of the New York State Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc., a support group with chapters in Long Island, New York, Westchester-Rockland.

Adoptalk, North American Council on Adoptable Children, 970 Raymond Ave., Suite 106, St. Paul MN 55114-1149, 651-644-3036, fax 644-9848,, web: 4/yr, 20 pp., US$40/year (Can$60/year), includes membership in NACAC. Circ. 3,500. ISSN 0273-6497. Founded 1976. --Feb 18, 2000

Adopted Child, Lois Ruskai Melina, Box 9362, 105 E. Second St., Moscow ID 83843. 208-882-1794, fax 208-883-8035,, Monthly, 4 pp., US$22/year, US$32/year in Canada, circ. 3,419. ISSN 0745-3167. Founded 1981; advice and information for adoptive families and professionals.

Adoption Advocate, Adoption Advocates International, 136 Old Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles WA 98362, 206-452-4777. 3/yr, US$10/yr, 12 pp. AAI is an adoption agency.

Adoption Advocates Newsletter, Christine Adamec, 1921 Ohio St. NE, Suite 2, Palm Bay FL 32907, 407-724-0815. 12/yr, 8 pp., US$30/yr.

Adoption Blessings Journal, Jody Moreen, 729 Zaininger Ave., Naperville IL 60563, 20 pp., free. Christian publication for the adoption triad: adult adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Founded Spring 2000

Adoption Connection, Box 188, Framington CT 06034. US$15/year. Adoption support group newsletter.

Adoption Law Journal, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Stanton Phillips, 2009 N. 14th Street, Suite 510, Arlington VA 22201. 703-522-8800. Dale R. Johnson, President. 250 members.

Adoption Link, Children Awaiting Parents (CAP), 595 Blossom Road, Suite 306, Rochester NY 14610, 888-835-8802,, 6 pp. CAP is an adoption agency; Executive Director, Mark W. Soule. CAP publishes The CAP Book, a national directory of waiting children. --Feb. 6, 2010

Adoption Matters, Richard Kepple, Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC), 307 Fourth Avenue, Suite 710, Pittsburgh PA 15222. (412) 471-8722. Monthly, 2 pages. 18 issues were published, from June 1989 to Jan-Feb 1991. Ceased.

Adoption/Medical News, William L. Pierce, Box 1253 State College PA 16804, 814-364-2449, [URL not responding, Jan. 20, 2007]. 4-8 pp., 10/yr, $36/yr. Founded 1995. For adoption professionals, families and doctors on medical subjects such as tests doctors should order for foreign-born children, ADD, FAS, hepatitis, HIV. (Publisher Bill Pierce is retired executive director of National Council for Adoption and co-author with Chris Adamec of The Encyclopedia of Adoption.) Formerly edited by Jerri Ann Jenista, M.D. and published by Chris Adamec, Adoption Awareness Press. --Sept. 5, 2003

Adoption Perspectives, Nancy Crow, Editor, 6134 Cornwall Place, Frederick, MD 21701, 4/yr, $18/yr. Newsletter of the multicultural support group Adoptive Families and Friends, serving Western Maryland and vicinity. --May 7, 2005

Adoption Report, Child Welfare League of America, CN 94 300 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison NJ 08818. Also publishes Child Welfare.

Adoption Quarterly, Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton NY 13904-1580, 800-429-6784,, www/ 107 pp., 4/yr, $45/yr. Academic journal. Subtitled "Innovations in community and clinical practice, theory and research".

Adoption Therapist, Hope Cottage Adoption Center, 4209 McKinney Ave., Suite 200, Dallas TX 75205. 2/yr, 24 pp., US$20/yr. Journal for adoption practitioners; tips, techniques and strategies.

Adoption Today, Suellen Franz, Concerned Persons for Adoption (CPA), Box 179, Whippany NJ 07981. (914) 651-7075. Monthly, 14 pages, circ. 425, US$10/year, US$12/year in Canada. Founded 1972; committee reports, adoption information, CPA services, updates on legislation.

Adoption Today, World Association for Children and Parents, Box 88948, Seattle WA 98138, 206-575-4550, fax 575-4148. 4/yr, 32 pp., US$15/year. WACAP is an adoption agency.

Adoption Today Magazine, Richard Fischer, Loveland CO, Magazine on international and domestic adoption (formerly Chosen Child). --30 Sept. 2002

Adoption with Wisdom and Honesty, Sheryl J. Freeman, 1333 Ranch Road, McPherson KS 67460. 4 pp.

Adoption, Geoffrey Golson, Ulick Publishing Co., Box 8551, Bartlett IL 60103. 6 issues/year, US$30/year. Founded 1989. Reported to have ceased after one issue.

Adoptionsdreieck, William L. Gage,, was at Free, by snail- or e-mail. Founded 1991. Adoption newsletter in German. Ceased publication; back issues not available. --Feb. 20, 2007

Adoptive Families of Denver, Box 40518, Denver CO 80204. 4/yr, $15 per year. E-mail Jean Schmidt, President, AFD at for a sample issue. --15 Jun 1997

Adoptive Families Update, Search Institute, 700 S. Third St., #210, Minneapolis MN 55415, 1-800-888-7828. Free.

Adoptive Families, Susan Caughman, Editor and Publisher, 2472 Broadway, #377, New York NY 10025, 800-372-3300,, 6 issues/year, US$24.95/year in the U.S., US$32.95/year in Canada. Circ. 21,000--largest adoption periodical. 80 pages. Accepts advertising. ISSN 1076-1020.

AdoptNet, Sondra Neuburger, Editor, Box 50514, Palo Alto CA 94303-0514. (415) 949-4370. 6 issues/year, US$20/year in the U.S., US$25/year in Canada. 48 pages. Founded July 1989. Accepts advertising. ISSN 1046-6843.

Adoptologist, Susan Foglesong, Kansas City Adult Adoptees Organization, Box 15225, Kansas City MO 64106. Quarterly, US$20/year, circ. 450. Founded 1979; articles on reunions of adult adoptees and birthparents and/or siblings.

African Connection, Americans for African Adoptions, Inc. (AFAA), 8910 Timberwood Drive, Indianapolis IN 46234. 317-271-4567. 6 issues/year; 10 pages; US$20/year. Founded 1991. African adoptions; AFAA places African children in the U.S. and Canada.

American Journal of Adoption Reform, 1139 Bal Harbor Blvd., Suite 184, Punta Gorda FL 33950. Bi-weekly. "A national forum for opinions about adoption-related issues."

Amigos, 769 S.E. 37th, Hillsboro OR 97123. Newsletter by a Latin American adoptive parents' group. [Data from 1981]

Attachments, Attachment Center at Evergreen, Gail Trenberth, Box 2764, Evergreen CO 80439. (303) 674-1910. 4 pages. Articles and information on attachment. The Center conducts workshops on attachment and adoption, and treats troubled children.

Birthparents Today, Birthparents Support, Lynn Lape, 2905 Orchardgate Court, Cincinnati OH 45239. 6/yr.

Black Child, Box 12048, Atlanta GA 30355, 404-364-9195. 6/yr. US$14/yr in U.S. US$22 in Canada. Founded by Candy Mills in 1995. On health, education and parenting black children, including adoption, single parenting and black family life.

Branching Out, Center for Adoption Support and Education, 11120 New Hampshire Ave., #205, Silver Spring, MD 20904 or 4300 Evergreen Lane, #300, Annandale, VA 22003. 301-593-9200 or 703-941-8003. E-mail editor at: Free, 4/yr. Programs for children, adoptive parents and professionals working with adopted children. --4 Jan 1999

Buenas Noticias, Latin America Parents Assn. National Capital Region, Box 4403, Silver Spring MD 20914-4403. 301-431-3407. 4/yr, 36 pp., US$25/year. Other LAPA groups are: LAPA Connecticut, Box 523, Unionville CT 06085; LAPA New York, Box 339, Brooklyn NY 11234; LAPA New Jersey, Box 2013, Brick NJ 08723; LAPA Northern New Jersey, Box 77, Emerson NJ 07630.

Building Families Through Adoption, Box 550, Dawson MN 56232

CAP Book, Ilona Frederick, Children Awaiting Parents, 595 Blossom Road, Suite 306, Rochester NY 14610, 888-835-8802,, Photos and descriptions of hundreds of U.S. children waiting for adoptive parents. Bi-weekly updates e-mailed.

Chain of Life, Janine Baer, Box 8081, Berkeley CA 94707. 8 pages, 4/year, circ. 100. Feminist newsletter on adoption reform, open adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy, lesbian and gay family issues. Ceased publication in 1997. --Apr 3, 2005

Child Welfare, Child Welfare League of America, CN 94 300 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison NJ 08818. 6/year, adoption-related articles. Also publishes Adoption Report, Children's Monitor.

Children's Monitor, Child Welfare League of America, CN 94 300 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison NJ 08818.

Children's Voice, Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street NW, Suite 310, Washington DC 20001-2085. 202-638-2952. Quarterly, 32 pages. For child welfare professionals, covering policy, practice and legislative issues.

Children's Voice, National Coalition to End Racism in America's Child Care System, Carol Coccia, 22075 Koths, Taylor MI 48180, 313- 295-0257. Quarterly, US$10/year, 4 pages, circ. 1,000. Fights racism in adoption practices.

China Connection, Bob Crawford, 6620 Shingle Ridge Rd., Roanoke VA 24018,, Bimonthly, $15/six issues. For families adopting from China. Founded February 1995. --Nov. 30, 2006

China Kids, Peter Silverman, e-mail: 2/yr.

COAC Newsletter, Council on Adoptable Children, Box 2404, McKinleyville CA 95521. [Data from 1981]

Concerned Persons for Adoption, 16 Fawn Dr., Montville NJ 07045. Adoption newsletter. [Data from 1981]

Concerned United Birthparents Newsletter, Concerned United Birthparents, Inc., 2,000 Walker St., Des Moines IA 50317. 515-262-2334. Monthly. For birthparents seeking their children surrendered to adoption.

Connections, Adoptions Together Inc., 3837 Farragut Ave., Kensington MD 20895, 301-933-7333. Project Succeed program.

Connections, Gail Walton, 1407 East Miner St., Arlington Heights IL 60004. 4/yr, US$14/yr. For parents of children from the Indian subcontinent.

Copihue, U.S. Chilean Adoptive Families, John Morack, 1801 Miller Ct., Lake Geneva WI 53147. Ceased publishing. --John Morack,, Oct. 4, 1997

Cousins, Douglas Kim, Box 4460, Berkeley CA 94704. 6/yr. Newsletter for school-aged Korean-Americans, adopted and non-adopted.

Dear P.O.P.A., Judi Fisher, Parents of Peruvian Adoptees, RD 4, Box 4304, Glen Rock PA 17327. 717-235-6359. 6/year, 18 pp. $15/year. Founded 1991.

Donors' Offspring, Candace Turner, Box 37, Sarcoxie MO 64862. Quarterly newsletter on donor insemination.

FACE Facts, Families Adopting Children Everywhere (FACE), Carol Mowbray, Box 28058, Northwood Station, Baltimore MD 21239. (301) 239-4252. 6/yr, circ. 1,900, US$20/year includes FACE membership. Accepts advertising.

Families Forever, Georgia COAC, 3559 London Road, Atlanta GA 30341, (770) 986-0760, fax 986-0104. Linda Price ( US$15/yr. Oriented to adoption issues in general and in Georgia (USA). Georgia Council on Adoptable Children is a state wide umbrella adoption support group. There are about 50 local support groups loosely associated across the state.

Family Law Quarterly, American Bar Assn., 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60611. Includes adoption-related articles. Fall 1991 issue includes article on the role of sexual orientation in adoptions.

Family Matters, Oregon Services to Children and Families (SCF) and Special Needs Adoption Coalition (SNAC) of Boys and Girls Aid Society (BGAS), 018 S.W. Boundary Ct. Portland, OR 97201, 1-800-342-6688. Monthly, 8 pp. Free to Oregon residents; $15/year to non-residents. Editor: Claudia Hutchison, BGAS, 503-222-9661. For those adopting special needs children. A publication of SNAC to recruit adoptive families for children in SCF care.

Family Next Door, Lisa Orta, Box 21580, Oakland CA 94620, 510-482-5778. 6/yr. Parenting for lesbian and gay parents, including adoption and foster parenting.

Family Ties, Gail Trenberth, Attachment Disorder Parents' Network, Box 18475, Boulder CO 80308. 303-443-1446. 4/yr; 4 pages; US$8/yr, includes ADPN membership. Support for parents of children with attachment disorders.

FOLK, Families of Latin Kids, Box 15537, Ann Arbor MI 48106. 16 pp., circ. 75; US$15/year includes membership in FOLK.

Forum, Box 832161, Richardson TX 75083. Adoption Triad Forum, for all triad members.

Forever Families, a monthly online magazine which celebrates adoption and the adopted child, at: --Wylie Small, Editor,, Feb. 1, 1998

Fostering Families Today Magazine, Cynthia Peck and Richard Fischer, Loveland CO, For foster and adoptive families working with the U.S. child welfare system. CEU Quiz to earn training credits for foster care licensing. --30 Sept. 2002

FPA Bulletin, Families for Private Adoption, Claire K. Beth, Box 6375, Washington DC 20015. 202-722-0338. Quarterly, circ. 400. Included in FPA membership.

Friends in Adoption News, Friends in Adoption, Sue Sharp, South Street, RR1, Box 7105, Middletown Springs VT 05757. 802-235-2373. Quarterly, 20 pp., US$20/year. Newsletter of "a non-traditional licensed agency/education and support group".

FYI, WAIF, Gerald H. Cornez, 67 Irving Place, New York NY 10003. (212) 533-2558. 2/year, free, circ. 3,000. WAIF was founded in 1955 by actress Jane Russell to promote adoption of children.

GAP Newsletter, Bob Simpson, Group of Adoptive Parents, 1055 Grayview Ct., Cincinnati OH 45224, 513-541-4166. 30 pp. Reprints of adoption-related articles.

Growing in Friendship Together, Adoptive Families of Romanian Children, Suzan Black, ICAN, 519 Justin Ave., #4, Glendale CA 91201. 818-548-4451. 3/yr; free.

Growing with FAS, Pamela Groupe Groves, 7802 S.E. Taylor, Portland OR 97215. 503-254-8129. 6 pages; 6 issues/year, US$12/year, circ. 500. Help in raising adopted children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect.

Guatemalan North-American Families Newsletter, Anita Rapone, 16 Woodcliff Dr., Plattsburgh NY 12901, 518-8850. 4/yr; US$12. No. 1: Oct. 1992. Network of Guatemalan adoptive families.

Haiti Link, Box 714, Holdrege NE 68949-0714. 6/yr, US$12/year. US$14/yr in Canada. Founder, Trish Wilbur. Dedicated to adopted Haitian children and their friends and families to help keep a culture link to their Haitian roots. Ceased publication in 2004. --Dec. 10, 2008

Harmony, c/o Effingham Daily News, Box 836, Effingham IL 62401. A newsletter for multiracial adoptive families.

Hi Families!, John Aeby, Editor, Holt International Children's Services, Box 2880, Eugene OR 97402. 503-687-2202, fax 683-6175. 6/yr; 32 pp.; US$20/yr. ISSN 1047-7640. Accepts advertising.

Houston Council on Adoptable Children Newsletter, Box 1554, Houston TX 77251-1554. Monthly, 8 pp., $US10/yr

I-Can*O*Gram, Suzan Black, InterCountry Adoption Network, 519 Justin Ave., #4, Glendale CA 91201. 818-548-4451. 40 pages, US$15/year. Adoption support group.

In Touch, Lya Sorano and Associates International Services Inc., 233 North Main Street, Suite 310, Greenville SC 29601, 803-370-2523, fax 404-392-9107. US$25/yr (US$40/yr, international). Newsletter of an adoption agency.

International Concerns Committee for Children--Newsletter, AnnaMarie Merrill, International Concerns Committee for Children (ICCC), 911 Cypress Drive, Boulder CO 80303. (303) 494-8333. Newsletter editor: Kay Smith, 914 - 6th Avenue, Longmont CO 80501. 4/yr, US$10/year, 34 pages. Ceased publication with the Autumn 2001 edition. ICCC also publishes: ICCC--Child Listing Service, monthly, US$25/year, photos and descriptions of hard-to-place foreign-born children in the U.S.; Report on Foreign Adoption and Reunions, q.v.

Issues, AFRC, 239 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222, 412-232-0955, fax 232-0761. Council. Special interest group of adoptive families assuring the child's best interest is superior to others.

Jewel Among Jewels News, 9302 Seascape Drive, Indianapolis IN 46256. 4/yr; free. Bible-based articles for adoptees.

Jewish Children's Adoption Network, Box 16544, Denver CO 80216-0544. 802-573-8113. Computer registry of children needing Jewish homes and Jewish families interested in adopting such children.

Kate Williams Family Album, 5942 Wildwood Ave., Sarasota FL 34231. US$6.

LAAF Quarterly, Latin American Adoptive Families, Marilyn Rowland , 40 Upland Road, Duxbury MA 02332. 617-934-6756; e-mail: Quarterly, US$24/year (includes LAAF membership). 36 pages. Web site: --7 Jun 1997

Los Niños News, Los Niños International Adoption Center, 1600 Lake Front Circle, United Way Bldg., #130, The Woodlands TX 77380-3600. 713-363-2892, fax 363-2896. Monthly, US$18/year.

Montage, Council of Adoptive Parents, Box 964, Penfield NY 14526, 716-383-0947. 12 pp. COAP has a Computerized Family Network System.

NACzine, Online adoption magazine and newsletter, presenting a child for adoption, adoption benefits, stories, adoption news and announcements. National Adoption Center.

Namaste Newsletter, Gail Walton, 1417 E. Miner St., Arlington Heights IL 60004, 312-255-8309. For families with children from the Indian sub-continent.

Narrations, Kathy Sanders, 1145 Little Whaleneck Road, Merrick, NY 11566,, 4 pp., 4/yr, $10/yr. Stories, artwork, poems and recipes by adopted kids and their families and friends, ages 8-13. Ceased publication, 2006. --Nov. 23, 2006

National Adoption Center News, National Adoption Center (NAC), Carolyn Johnson, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 701, Philadelphia PA 19102, 215-735-9410. 2/year, free, circ. 12,500. NAC promotes adoption of special needs children.

National Adoption Directory [Directory of Adoption Agencies], National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC), 11426 Rockville Pike, Suite 410, Rockville MD 20852. 301-231-6512. Periodic, US$18.50 plus shipping. Lists agencies and support groups by state. NAIC is affiliated with National Adoption Center; free fact sheets.

National Adoption Reports, National Council for Adoption (NCFA), William L. Pierce, 1930 17th St., N.W., Washington DC 20009-6207. 202-328-1200, fax 332-0935. 4/yr, 8 pp., US$50 includes membership and Annual Report, circ. 1,700. For those who have adopted or are considering adopting. NCFA also publishes: Legal Notes, periodic, 2 pages, on adoption court cases; Memo, 6/year, circ. 400, on legislation; NFCA Directory of Member Agencies, periodic; Unmarried Parents Today, periodic, circ. 400, on pregnancy counselling; and Adoption Factbook.

Network News, NACAC, 1821 University Ave., Suite N-498, St. Paul MN 55104, 612-644-3036, fax 644-9848. 6 pp.

News for Single Adoptive Parents, Elizabeth Park, Director, National Council for Single Adoptive Parents (NCSAP), Box 55, Wharton NJ 07885, email 4/yr; 28 pp.; $18/yr. First issue, Oct. 1995. --Nov. 9, 2000

News from FAIR, Families Adopting in Response (FAIR), Box 51436, Palo Alto CA 94303, 650-856-3513, web 4-5/year, 50-100 pages, membership US$30/year includes subscription. --Lansing Wood,, 13 Feb 2000

NY Singles Adopting Children, Paula Hajar, Editor, Box 472, Glen Oaks NY 11004, 212-259-9402; 516-546-2146. Quarterly, 12 pages, US$36/year. --Nov. 9, 2000

ODS News, ODS Adoption Community of New England, 1750 Washington St., Holliston MA 01746-2234. Joan Clark, Executive Director, 508-429-4260, 800-93-ADOPT, 4/year; 6 pages, circ. 2,000; US$35/year includes membership in ODS ACONE, providing education and support to all those touched by adoption. --23 July 2002

On Paraguay, Lynn Van Houten, 1724 Burgundy Ct., Petaluma CA 94952, 707-763-6835. 4/yr, 4 pp. For families adopting from Paraguay; with a child-oriented insert, The Spider Web, 4 pp.

On the Vine, Rebecca K. Dalton, Sweet Pea Press, Box 1852, Appleton WI 54913, Newsletter for birthparents of minor children.

One Plus, Cheryl Schwichtenberg, One Plus, 911 Lawnview Ave., Shoreview MN 55126. 612-484-3321. US$5/yr, includes membership. Support group for single adoptors in Minnesota and surrounding states.

Open Adoption Birthparent, Brenda Romanchik, 721 Hawthorne St., Royal Oak MI 48067. (4-Squared Press)

Open Record, The. Quarterly newsletter of Americans For Open Records (Box 401, Palm Desert CA 92261). ISSN 1044-1056. Founded January 1989. Lori Carangelo, founder, Previously printed, but now distributed free by e-mail. AmFOR is an adoption civil liberties organization which has used lobbying, lawsuits and free searches to reunite over 12,000 families. Publishes books on behalf of adoptees, adoptive parents and birthparents. --16 Sep 2001

Our Chosen Children from Romania, Box 401, Barre VT 05641. 6/yr; US$20. For adoptive families of Romanian children.

Our Romanian Children, Box 8313, Argonne IL 60439-8313. 6/yr; US$10/yr. For families adopting Romanian children.

Ours see Adoptive Families

PACER Newsletter, Post Adoption Center for Education and Research, Box 31146, Oakland, CA 94604-7146, (925) 935-6622, Robert Crowe, Pres., Web: Bay Area triad group promoting adoption advocacy, information, education and peer support. --8 Jan. 2001

PACT Press, PACT--An Adoption Alliance, Inc., 1700 Montgomery St., #111, San Francisco CA 94111, 415-221-6957 (main office), 323-464-4005 (Los Angeles office). Web: 4/yr, US$32/yr. Gail Steinberg, Co-Director, "News and opinion on everything that touches adopted children of color." PACT is a non-profit serving children of color. --Feb. 29, 2000

Parents and Adopted Children Organization Newsletter, Parents and Adopted Children Organization (PACO), One West Main St., Fleetwood PA 19522, 215-944-0445. 4/yr, 4 pp., free.

Parents for Private Adoption Newsletter, Parents for Private Adoption (PPA), Margaret Hutchison-Betts, 202 Battell Bldg., Middlebury VT 05753. (802) 545-2492. Quarterly, circ. 250.

People Searching News, Box 22611, Fort Lauderdale FL 33335-2611, 305-370-7100. "The only adoption search magazine in North America."

Perinatal Addiction Research and Education Update. National Assn. for Perinatal Addiction Research and Education, 11 E. Hubbard St., Suite 200, Chicago IL 60611, 312-329-2512. Magazine; FAS/E resource.

Que Pasa, newsletter of LAPA-NNJ (Latin America Adoptive Parents Association), web site:, hotline: 201-438-9214, North Jersey Chapter, Inc., Box 2666, Fairlawn NJ 07410. --Jorge P. Rodriguez,, 3 Feb 1998

Que Tal, Latin America Parents Assn. (LAPA - New York), Ermine Bennette, Box 72, Seaford NY 11783. (718) 236-8689. Periodic newsletter, US$20/year includes LAPA membership, circ. 600. LAPA aids those adopting from Latin America.

Rainbow Kids International Adoption E-zine Monthly, online magazine, at, edited by Martha Osborne ( with features, articles and departments, covering every aspect of international adoption.

Real Moms. Newsletter for adoptive mothers.

Report on Foreign Adoption, International Concerns Committee for Children (ICCC), 911 Cypress Drive, Boulder CO 80303. (303) 494-8333. Annual, US$20/year, listing costs, waiting periods and types of children available from agencies for adoption in North America.

Reunions, the Magazine, International Concerns Committee for Children, Edith Wagner, Box 11727, Milwaukee WI 53211-1727. Quarterly magazine with adoption-related articles.

Romania Children's Connection Newsletter, RCC, Box 10180, Alexandria VA 22310. Mary Thomas, 703-548-3061. 4/yr. [Mary Thomas, 1206 Hillside Terrace, Alexandria VA 22302, 703-548-9352, fax 548-6778.]

Roots and Wings Magazine, Cynthia V. N. Peck, Editor, 38 Colby Court, Belvidere NJ 07823, 908-475-1811, ISSN 1050-6624. Founded 1989. Incorporated in January 2001 into Dick Fischer's Adoption Today Magazine, of which Cindy Peck is an associate editor. Formerly at and --30 Sept. 2002

Roundtable: Journal of the National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption, NRCSNA, 16,250 Northland Dr., Suite 120, Southfield MI 48075, 313-475-8693. Newsletter.

Single Mothers by Choice, Box 1642, Gracie Square Stn., New York NY 10028.

Single Parents with Adopted Kids, Dannette Kaslow, editor, 4116 Washington Rd., #202, Kenosha WI 53144-1515. 20 pp.; 6/year; US$20, US$28 in Canada. Circ. 150. Founded May 1990. ISSN 1049-930X. Ceased publication.

Source List, Elizabeth Park, Director, National Council for Single Adoptive Parents (NCSAP), Box 55, Wharton NJ 07885, email Published in July of odd years, 35 pages, US$18 includes NCSAP membership and three updates to Source List. Lists about 95 agencies that are sources of adoptable children and accept unmarried applicants. NCSAP also publishes News for Single Adoptive Parents, (4/yr) and Handbook for Single Adoptive Parents, 70 pages, US$8.

Source, Search Institute, 122 West Franklin, Suite 525, Minneapolis MN 55404, 612-376-8955. 4/yr. Newsletter on issues facing children, adolescents and families. Ongoing adoption study report is free: ask for Adoptive Families Update.

Spice Rack, Lynn Beard, 604 Rollingwood Dr., Greensboro NC 27410. Adoptions from India. Has a four-day cultural reunion.

Star Tracks, David Sloves, Editor, Stars of David International Inc., 3175 Commercial Ave., Suite 100, Northbrook IL 60062-1915, 1-800-STAR-349, 847-509-9929,, 4/yr; circ. 1000, US$18/year, includes membership. For info, membership: Debra Berger, Box 573, Woodbury NJ 08096-0573, Support network for Jewish and interfaith adoptive families. --13 July 1999

Taking Care of Our Own, Institute for Black Parenting, 9920 La Cienega Blvd., Suite 806, Inglewood CA 90301, 310-348-1400, 1-800-367-8858. 4 pp., 4/yr. Newsletter of a non-profit adoption and foster care agency.

The Option, The Option of Adoption, 504 E. Haines St., Philadelphia PA 19144-1215. 4/yr, 36 pp., US$25/yr. Newsletter of an agency now known as Blue Rose: Services for Children, Youth and Families.

Tout Timoun Nou Yo [All Our Children], 5793 Turtle Lake Road, Shoreview MN 55126. 612-920-3149. 4 pages; US$7/year. Newsletter on Haitian adoptions.

Trying Times, 19605-J S. State Road 7, #139, Boca Raton FL 33498. 6/yr; US$19.95/yr. Newsletter on infertility and adoption options.

Washington Post-Adoption Project Newsletter, Children's Home Society of Washington, 3300 N.E. 65th Street, Box 15190, Seattle WA 98115, 206-524-6020.

Wide Smiles, Joanne Green, Box 5153, Stockton CA 95205. Quarterly, US$18/yr. Information and support for families of children with cleft lip and palate; many adoption-related stories as well. At

Working Smart, J.T. Carr, SMA Info Services, 5929 - 149th Ave. SE, Bellevue WA 98006. 206-643-6136, fax 747-1296. Quarterly, US$15/year includes membership in SMA-Adopt. Subtitled "A newsletter of tips and techniques for the adoptive parent".

Australians Caring for Children Newsletter, Box 420, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia. 02-365-3918, fax 02-365-1958. 4/yr; 20 pp. Editor: Ricky Brisson. Australians Caring for Children is a non-profit association formed in 1987; main objective is giving aid to children abroad who are in need and distress. All workers are volunteers. Lists children needing families.

International Adoption Bulletin, Adoption Centre, University of Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 1, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands, tel. 030-534805. 2/yr, US$35/yr. In English and Dutch. Developments in the field of adoption at home and abroad.

Adoption and Fostering, Barbara Fletcher, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, 11 Southwark St., London SE1 1RQ, England. 01-407-8800. Quarterly, 14 (foreign 18), circ. 5,000. ISSN 0308-5759. Professional look at children needing foster care or adoption.
Children First, Children First in Adoption and Fostering, London, England. Newsletter. CFAF is a group of black and white social workers, parents who have adopted and fostered children from minority ethnic backgrounds and young black adults who have grown up in white families.

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