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CHINA
Parents and Childen Adoption from China
A facebook group of families with children adopted from China. The group comes together to talk about common issues and topics in support of raising healthy happy children.

ETHIOPIA

Beteseb Felega
Ethiopian Family Search and Adoption Connection: A grassroots effort to reunite family members separated by adoption. Restoring history and relationships through hundreds of searches solved. An American NGO registered to operate in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia Homeland Travel and Birth Family Contact 
A private Facebook group for Ethiopian adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents. The group is for adoption-related homeland trips to Ethiopia.

GUATEMALA

Adoptees With Guatemalan Roots – Adoptive Family travel partnered with Adoptees With Guatemalan Roots in 2023. AWGR is a charitable organization that advances education on the topic of adoption from Guatemala. Their vision is to help Guatemalan adoptees find their identity and connect to our roots in Guatemala. There were around 50,000 people adopted from Guatemala before international adoption from Guatemala closed in 2008. They are a global community of people adopted from Guatemala. AWGR seeks to build community and provide resources for Guatemalan adoptees.

Guatemala Adoptive Family Network -The Guatemala Adoptive Families Network was founded by families with children adopted from Guatemala to contribute to the well-being of all Guatemalan families and children. We initiate and support projects that help raise the standard of living for Guatemalan children and their families, that improve conditions in Guatemalan orphanages, and that promote ethical adoptions for Guatemalan children whose birth families voluntarily relinquish them, or who are otherwise legally placed for adoption. We offer opportunities for families with children adopted from Guatemala to participate in this work and to maintain lasting connections to Guatemala and its people.

INDIA

Voices of Adoptees from India
A private facebook group for adoptees from India.

KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakh Aul of the United States
This organization serves to educate and enrich the lives of children from Kazakhstan who are growing up in the US. Together with their families, children participate in Kazakh heritage camp and cultural education to develop a deeper sense of knowledge and understanding of their birth culture, and how they fit into both the Kazakh and American worlds. Kazakh Aul of the United States host Zhailau Heritage camp annually in New Hampshire.

Kazapalooza
Kazapalooza is a fun filled weekend long reunion of families who have adopted children from Kazakhstan.  It is held annually on the third weekend of June.

KOREA

AKA-Also Known As, Inc.
At the heart of Also-Known-As, Inc., are adult adoptees and friends who create innovative post-adoption services, educational programs, and community building activities, serving those on their adoption life journey. Check for a chapter near you.

G.O.A.’L – Global Overseas Adoptee Link
An adoptee-led organization that acts as a ‘link’ between adult adoptees and their native country by providing services and resources to its members, creating partnerships, and collaborating with governmental and nongovernmental organizations while serving the local and greater communities.

InKAS – International Korean Adoptee Service, Inc.
InKAS is a non-profit Korean post-adoption organization established in 1999 to protect the welfare and rights of all overseas adoptees and adoptive families. InKAS provides ongoing services and assistance for Korean adoptees and their adoptive families as well as support adoptees to discover their heritage and recollect a sense of unity as an ethnic Korean.

KAAN….Korean American Adoptive Family Network
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network. Adoptees, Adoptive Parents and Korean Americans are involved in this organization, making it a most inclusive organization. KAAN is a network that links individuals and organizations across the United States and Canada.

SEJONG
Sejong fosters a sense of Korean-American cultural identity for families formed by adoption, birth, marriage, or choice; through education, mentorship, and community building.

RUSSIA, ROMANIA, UKRAINE, KAZAKHSTAN, BULGARIA, BELARUS, LITHUANIA, LATVIA 

FRUA
FAMILIES FOR RUSSIAN & UKRAINIAN ADOPTION (FRUA) offers hope, help and community for families completed through adoption in Eastern European and central Asian countries. An international 501.C3 support organization with chapters across the US and members around the world, it is an all-volunteer organization. FRUA focuses on international adoption support resources, providing a relationship structure that nurtures children and parents, as well as access to family support resources, an understanding community and the FRUA National Education Conference. The adopted children of FRUA’s families come from all former Soviet block countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Romania and many more. FRUA celebrates the rich heritage of our children’s birth countries and our Orphanage Support efforts ensure we never forget the children left behind in those orphanages.

THE PHILIPPINES

Filipino Adoptee Network (FAN)
The Filipino Adoptees Network (FAN) cyber community was conceptualized by two Filipinas because of the lack of supportive websites for adoptees. Thanks to the internet, Lorial Crowder and Sharon Cuartero were reunited in 2003 after a decade of no communication. By happenstance, both wanted to develop a website for fellow adoptees from the Philippines – to speak out and share our experiences, network with other adoptees, and provide a one-stop resource portal to learn about the rich culture of the Philippines and Filipino communities in the United States and elsewhere. The FAN website was created to provide the online community that was not available to older adoptees as we were growing up; and to be a support network to adoptees as they venture to cope, understand, share and celebrate their adoption.

VIETNAM

Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) Facebook Group
A group created by Viet adoptees. For the voices of Vietnamese adoptees, foster kids, and orphans. This includes anyone originating from a Vietnamese orphanage, refugee camp, born at sea in a refugee boat or processing/detention centre, or as 2nd generation diaspora ending up in state care.

MULTI CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL

InterCountry Adoptee Voice (ICAV): ICAV provides a platform for adoptees to connect in, share, educate, and advocate to the wider public about the issues we face – political, social and emotional, including the not so positive aspects of intercountry adoption.

Adoptees Supporting Adoptees
Adoptees Supporting Adoptees is a non-judgmental group for adoptees to come and share their stories…to know they are not alone in their journeys. They accept positive and negative experiences. They are not doctors or psychologists, they just know what it feels like.

I Am Adoptee
Created by adoptees for adoptees, IAMAdoptee seeks to curate an online community of mental health and wellness resources to help navigate the lived experience of being an intercountry adopted person.

Adoptive Family Magazine

Bridge Communications
Bridge Communications does diversity training and adoption education with a special emphasis on transracial/transcultural adoption, both domestic and international. The goal is to educate adoptive parents and adoption professionals on becoming a positive multiracial/multicultural adoptive family that allows the child to develop a healthy 1) racial identity, 2) self identity, and 3) family identity. Being a multiracial family is wonderful but it is different than being a monoracial family and it has its own challenges. Bridge firmly believes while love is the beginning of a solid foundation of a multiracial family; love is not enough in a world that is not colorblind. This is why we help parents with tools, including being able to respond to intrusive and inappropriate questions and comments about adoption and race. 

Beyond Words Psychological ServicesAdoptee-Therapist Directory

Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families is a post-adoption resource dedicated to promoting healthy adoption, racial, and ethnic identities in transracial, transnational, and domestic adoptees by creating an intrinsic sense of belonging through our programming and community.

Voices of Adoption
Voices of Adoption (VOA), founded in 2019 at Spence-Chapin, is an adoptee-led community-based space where adoptees 18+ from all over the world meet for an evening of conversation and connection. In the fall of 2022, we are excited to announce the launch of Teen Voices of Adoption, a virtual space for adoptees 13-17 years old. Both Voices of Adoption are free for all participants to join, although registration is required.