Now Available

“Sorta Happy, Sorta Sad…” Children Talk About Adoption DVD/Video - 45 minutes. Twelve children, aged six through eleven, talk candidly about their understanding of adoption, their varied adoption stories, their memories and thoughts about birth family members, and more. Perfect for adoptive parent training or family discussion.  

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“I Wonder…” Teenagers Talk About Being Adopted DVD/Video - 45 minutes.  A diverse group of teenagers share their thoughts.  Perfect for adoptive parent training or family discussion.  

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Adoption and the Schools:
Resources for Parents and Teachers, Book edited by Lansing Wood and Nancy Ng, 256 pages. This book is a complete guide to understanding the dilemmas faced by adopted children in the school setting.

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Resources On the Web

This page includes a select number of links found to be particularly helpful to FAIR families and will be changing and growing. FAIR members are welcome to suggest links by sending the address with a one line description to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Thanks!

  •  A wealth of pre- and post-adoption information and resources for adoptive parents
  •  Adoption assistance, information and support for all members of the adoption community
  • Adoption Clubhouse The Adoption Clubhouse is an educational and supportive website that functions as a peer online adoption community for children ages 8-13, their siblings, their parents, and their teachers, and is the only one of its kind in the country.
  • Adoptive Families Magazine Adoption information source for families before, during and after adoption.
  • AdoptNet  Support for adoptive families
  • AdoptUSKids A national photo listing service for children awaiting adoption across the United States.
  • AFTER  Post-adoption resources for California
  • Attachment Disorder Network Resources for parents of children with attachment challenges.
  • Center for Adoption Education and Support  Publisher of the popular W.I.S.E. Up Curriculum to empower adopted children.
  • Center for Family Connections Excellent clinical and training resource for parents and professionals; directed by Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway  A comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption, including infant, intercountry, and special needs adoption.
  • Colorado Heritage Camps  A post-adoption resource that facilitates annual heritage camps, which provide culturally relevant and family-centered experiences for every member of the family. Camps, representing a variety of cultures, are held each summer.
  • ComeUnity  Specializes in books for parenting, adoption and special needs.
  • EMK Press  A publisher of adoption themed books and materials.
  • Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA)   Northern California Chapter of a national, non-profit support network for adoptive families with children from the former Soviet Union and neighboring countries.
  • Homes for Kids Advocates for children, adoptive families and ethical, compassionate adoption practices.
  • Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN)  KAAN links Korean adoptive families and adoptees, the Korean American community, and the Korean government to promote awareness of Korean adoption issues, resource sharing, information, and program development.
  • International Adoption Alliance A non-profit organization with resources and information for transcultural and transracial adoptive families.
  • International Adoption Clinic Supports families with medical and developmental neuropsychological reviews for preadoption, postadoption and while abroad.
  • List of Adoption Lists An up-to-date list of adoption mailing lists which provide discussion, support and information for adoptive families with clear information on how to join and what to expect on each list. Lists on special needs are also available.
  • NACAC  FAIR is a parent group member of NACAC. You will find solid information on all aspects of adoption from the foster care system on this site.
  • National Adoption Center The National Adoption Center expands adoption opportunities for children living in foster care throughout the United States, and is a resource to families and to agencies who seek the permanency of caring homes for children.
  • Pact's online book store  This site features recommended book lists by age. It specializes in books for families with children of color.
  • Parents Helping Parents - support groups, training and other resources for people with special needs and their families
  • Perspectives Press This is a good website for adoption books and articles which can be downloaded.  Pat Johnston, the editor of Perspectives Press, is an adoptive parent and long-time friend of FAIR.  Her National Adoption Month page is wonderful.
  • Practical Attachment This site, developed by FAIR member Teri Doolittle, contains a wealth of positive, practical information for anyone who has adopted a child from an institutional setting - or is thinking about this kind of adoption. 
  • Santa Clara County Adoptions Features information about their waiting children and forms for post adoption services.
  • Santa Clara County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association  A community of adoptive parents in Santa Clara County offering trainings, a resource center, adoption support groups, and family events.
  • Open Directory Project TopHomeFamilyParentingAdoptive Parenting
  • Tapestry Books  Adoption related books for parents, children and professionals.
  • A wonderful source of special education information for parents, teachers and advocates.