U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Adoption and Foster Care

Being Adopted

This document answers kids' questions about adoption, how it works, why kids need to be adopted, and feelings you may have if you were adopted.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

The Nemours Foundation

Help for You and Your Family

Find links to a variety of financial and support resources available for families, refugees, Native Americans, individuals with developmental disabilities, youth and more.

Review Date: Friday, December 21, 2012

Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families

International Adoption: Health Aspects

Learn about the health of children adopted from another country, required medical exams, risk of infectious diseases, and how to prepare and care for your child's health once home.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Introduction to Hepatitis B for Parents of Adopted Children- (PDF)

Children from areas where hepatitis B is common (Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe) are frequently infected with hepatitis B early in life. Families adopting children from areas where hepatitis B is common should have their children tested as soon as possible after arrival in this country.

Review Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012

Immunization Action Coalition

Meet the Children: AdoptUSKids

Children throughout the United States are waiting for permanent families. Some have special physical, emotional or educational needs. More than 60 percent come from minority cultures. You will find over 3000 of these waiting children here on the AdoptUSKids website.

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014


Pregnancy Options

If you are pregnant, you have three options to think about — abortion, adoption, and parenting. Reading and learning about each one will help you get the facts.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Top Ten Facts about Adoption Tax Benefits

If you adopted or tried to adopt a child in the past year, you may qualify for a tax credit. Learn more about adoption tax benefits.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Internal Revenue Service

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