Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
This website contains a wealth of general information related to adoption, including the types of adoption, adoption tax credit, post-adoption contact, etc.
Adoption Tax Credit
You may be able to claim your qualified adoption expenses (including legal fees) on your income tax return up to $13,570 per child adopted, pursuant to the adoption tax credit.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
A information gateway connecting professionals and the general public to timely, essential information and resources related to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Website includes a searchable database.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
This is an excellent resource for anyone considering adoption. It offer free resources, including a Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption.
This website is sponsored by the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, which was founded to increase awareness regarding embryo donation and adoption as a family building option.
Adoption Home Study
Great explanation of the Adoption Home Study Process.
Indian Child Welfare Act
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is Federal law that governs the removal and out-of-home placement of American Indian children. The law was enacted after recognition by the Federal Government that American Indian children were being removed from their homes and communities at a much higher rate than non-Native children. ICWA established standards for the placement of Indian children in foster and adoptive homes and enabled Tribes and families to be involved in child welfare cases. Link to more information and resources on ICWA.
Post-Adoption Contact Agreements
What are they and why you may want to consider this option?
Georgia Specific Resources
Georgia State Adoption Assistance
Adoption assistance benefits to consider when adopting children in the State of Georgia.
Georgia Center for Resources and Support (GACRS)
This organization was created to provide a central resource for adoptive parents and foster parents. This website contains a wealth of information.
Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
Fostering and Adopting through the State of Georgia. This website provides invaluable information for those considering fostering and adopting from foster care.
Georgia Reunion Registry
Offers services to birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents, and siblings, who are affected by adoptions finalized in the State of Georgia.