*Please note: All of the included Adoption Links on
this page came from organizations actually used by the members of
our Chenzhou-Families group.
Society of Minnesota (St. Paul, Minnesota)
"For 110 years, Childrens
Home Society of Minnesota has provided services rooted in its historical
commitment to children and their families. Founded in response to
the Orphan Train movement at the turn of the century, Children's Home
Society is the largest non-profit provider of child care and child
abuse and neglect prevention services in the state of Minnesota and
a nationally recognized leader in comprehensive adoption services."
(Children's Home Society of
Children's Hope International is a highly respected and experienced
international adoption agency working closely with families in all
states through 11 regional offices. They place about 600 waiting children
annually from several different countries.
Children Adoption International (CCAI) (Englewood, Colorado)
"Looking for an adoption agency that is experienced,
reputable, honest, truly caring, and capable of helping you
fulfill your dream? CCAI is for you!" (CCAI)
Florence Crittenton League (Lowell, Massachusetts)
"The Florence Crittenton League of Lowell, incorporated in 1907,
is a non-profit, non-sectarian social service agency offering information,
support and professional services to birth parents, their families,
and potential adoptive parents." (Florence
Adoptions (Orinda, CA)
"Heartsent Adoptions, Inc is a non profit international adoption
agency created to assist adopting individuals in the journey to find
their heart's desire.. a child to love. We believe in bringing heart
to the adoption process, providing support, education and kindness
to unite children and parents as permanent and loving families. We
have assisted in the placement of children from around the world and
feel honored to be a part of the miracle of family building."
Children's Services (Eugene, Oregon)
"Holt International Children's Services were the originators
of intercountry adoption, when in 1955, Harry and Bertha Holt responded
to the conviction that God had called them to help children left homeless
by the Korean War. Though it took an act of Congress, the Holts
adopted eight of those children. But they were moved by the
desperate plight of other orphaned children in Korea and other countries
as well. Thus they founded Holt International Children's Services
in order to unite homeless children with families who would love them
as their own. Today Holt International serves children and families
in: Korea, India, Thailand, Philippines, Hong
Kong, Vietnam, Guatemala, Ecuador, Romania, China, and the United
(Holt International Children's Services)
Vida Adoption Agency ( King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
"La Vida is a non-profit adoption agency licensed in Pennsylvania.
Our agency is comprised of adoptive parents who personally
understand the multitude of emotions that occur during your
adoption process. Our philosophy is to address your specific needs
and do so in a compassionate manner. Our commitment comes
from the heart." (La Vida Adoption Agency)
Beginnings Family and Children's Services (Mineola,
"New Beginnings Family and Children's Services Inc. is
a not-for-profit organization licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
and Pennsylvania. New Beginnings was established in 1985 and
since that time has placed over 2,000 children in loving homes.
From our founding, our mission has been to place abandoned, orphaned,
displaced, abused and neglected children in permanent homes with nurturing
(New Beginnings Family and Children's Services)
Formons une Famille (Montreal, Canada)
"Société Formons Une Famille is a nonprofit
organization accredited by the Government of Quebec to assist in international
adoptions from the People's Republic of China,
Cambodia, Vietnam, the Phillipines and Dominica."
(Société Formons Une Famille)
Ridge (Wheaton, Illinois)
"Sunny Ridge helps a woman with an unplanned
pregnancy... helps a couple to build a family through adoption...
helps a baby in need of loving parents... helps abandoned orphans
in other countries find loving families... helps severely handicapped
and critically ill children get medical care." Sunny
Ridge has been serving children, young people and families for over
71 years, and have placed over 2000 children
into loving homes. Domestic and Intercountry adoptions,
including China. (Paraphrased: Sunny Ridge)
Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) Renton WA
"Founded in 1976, WACAP believes that all children are born with
the right to a loving family. Each child deserves adequate nutrition,
medical care and education. When a child is unable to remain with
his or her birth family, adoption is a life-changing opportunity.
For every child adopted, however, many more are left behind.
As a result, WACAP's advocacy for children transcends traditional
adoption services and includes child assistance and sponsorship.
Each WACAP program is committed to providing love and care to needy
children, one child at a time." (WACAP)