Open Your Heart to a Child ~ Adopt!
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Resources for Adoptive Families


There are many websites and organizations that offer additional training for foster/adoptive families that can be useful:

www.adoptionlearningpartners.org ~ Website for some of the required on-line training for the Creating Families and International Families Programs.

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/child_protection/about_child_protective_services/medicalconsent.asp  ~ Medical Consenter Training for the Forever Families Program.

http://www.parentingadoptedkids.com/order_therapeutic_parenting_manual
  ~ Required manual for all programs.

http://www.fosterparentstest.com/store/index.htm  ~ Additional online training opportunities.

Helpful Links for Adoptive parents


General Adoption Information:
www.adoptioninstitute.org ~ Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

www.cwla.org ~ Child Welfare League of America


To learn about adopting Texas Foster Children:
www.dfps.state.tx.us ~ Department of Family & Protective Services

www.adoptchildren.org ~ Texas Adoption Resource Exchange


Information and Resources for International adoption:

www.travel.state.gov ~ US Department of State

www.uscis.gov ~ US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Books and Magazines:
www.adoptivefamilies.com ~ Adoptive Families Magazine

www.tapestrybooks.com ~ Tapestry Books