U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Publications
The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The Child Welfare Information Gateway has published a series of informative publications available to the general public for free downloading. Following is a sampling of these publications. The entire list of publications may be found at www.childwelfare.gov/adoption.

Intercountry Adoption

State Resources

LGBT Resources Search Organizations Resources for Adoptees Adoption Subsidies, Benefits, and Assistance Indian Child Welfare Act Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) Other Organizations Other Useful Resources

  • The Family of Adoption (Joyce Pavao)
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (Sherrie Eldridge)
  • Lost and Found: the Adoption Experience (Betty Jean Lifton)
  • The Spirit of Open Adoption (James Gritter)
  • Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child- Making Sense of the Past (Betsy Keefer and Jayne E. Schooler)
  • Life Givers (James Gritter)
  • Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections (Harold D. Grotevant/Ruth G. McRoy)