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More Domestic and International Adoption Resources


  • Families Rising (formerly NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.

  • National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, National Council For Adoption’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration. NCFA provides a searchable database to locate information about Hague accredited agencies and attorneys for international country programs you may be interested in.

  • Adoption Learning Partners provides on-line pre-adoption educational classes & resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.

  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption helps provide employees with financial reimbursement, paid leave and other adoption benefits (both Domestic and International families)

  • PACT, An Adoption Alliance
 is a great resource for transracial families for education, training, and on-going support. They are particularly relevant for families adopting domestically. PACT can also be reached by phone at 510-243-9460

  • Adoptive Families Magazine is an award-winning resource for parents-to-be navigating the adoption process and for parents raising children through adoption. Founded as a black-and-white newsletter in 1968, in 2014, Adoptive Families transformed into an all-digital magazine and relaunched as a comprehensive searchable website containing the many resources from more than 40 years of publication.

Doctors & Medical Professionals 

  • Dr. Jane Aaronson. International Pediatric Health Services

Phone: (212) 207-6666


  • Dr. Ira Chasnoff. National Association for Families and Addiction Research and Education

    Phone: (312) 726-4011 ext.202


  • Roosevelt Pediatric Care Center

    Phone: (206) 598-3006


  • CTIS-Pregnancy Risk Information. Free information about the effects of drug and alcohol exposure during pregnancy. Phone: 800-532-3749

  • Infant/Toddler Massage & Baby Yoga Workshops by Rebecca Blake


Regional Centers 


Early Start programs for infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months, who qualify.

Golden Gate Regional Centers:

  • 120 Howard Street, 3rd FL, 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
Phone: (415) 546-9222

  • 3130 La Selva Drive, Suite 202
, San Mateo, CA 94403
 Phone: (650) 574-9232

  • 5725 Paradise Drive, 
Suite 100, Building A
 Corte Madera, CA 94925 
Phone: (415) 945-1600

San Andreas Regional Centers:

  • 300 Orchard City Drive, Suite 170
, Campbell, CA 95008
 Phone: (408) 374-9960

  • 1880 N. Main Street, Suite 350
, Salinas, CA 93906
 Phone: (831) 442-3061

  • 1110 Main Street, Suite 8
, Watsonville, CA 95076
 Phone: (408) 728-1781, 688-7633

East Bay Regional Center:

  • Airport Corporate Centre: 
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1200
, Oakland, CA 94621
 Phone: (510) 383-1200

  • Sacramento Regional Center:2031 Howe Avenue, Suite 100
, Sacramento, CA 95825
 Phone: (916) 614-0400


*Adopt International holds no corporate or financial arrangements or any family relationships with any of the vendors or resources mentioned on this page. Any services contracted or advice received from the above is solely representative of the person/entity providing such services or advice and does not represent the opinion or advice of Adopt International. 

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