Adoption On-line Communities
Become Part of the Adoption & Foster Care Community
There are many ways that you can not only stay up-to-date on what is going on here at About.com's Adoption & Foster Care site, but also participate! You can join in the discussion on one of the message boards. You can submit your own adoption story, poem or parenting tip. You can even submit pictures of your adoption journey or trip to an orphanage. Don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsle…
Adoption. About. Com
Several different forums here including the main forum where all members of the triad meet to discuss topics of interest to the adoption community. Private forums for the adoptive, adoptee, and birth family are also available.
About.com forum for foster families. A place to ask questions and gain support.
Disabled Adoptive Parents (DAP)
This group seeks to gather and disseminate valuable information to disabled individuals who are looking to adopt, or who have adopted, both domestically and internationally. It does not appear that there is much information out there - it is hoped that this forum will bridge the gap. This group is intended to educate, enlighten and inspire anyone who is thinking about adoption.
A Yahoo Group for Adoptees who support the pro-life movement.
"Welcome to Adoptese, providing support for people separated from family members by adoption. A safe place to talk about the painful feelings caused by your adoption experience, get validated and learn how to change the way your experience affects you." ~ From the start page
"A adoption forum to express your views, debate, argue for reform or not, and let your feelings be known without anyone standing beside you with a hammer... Anything goes within the boundaries of Delphi rules and fcc law.. Have fun!" ~ From the start page
Forgotten Mothers - UK
"Forgotten mothers is your best choice in the UK for support, advice , debate and expertise in finding a loved one separated by adoption" ~ From their start page.
Training, message boards, forms...lots of stuff here for foster parents!
Message boards and chat rooms for foster parents and professionals.
Support group for those who have or who are waiting to adopt from Columbia.
Arizona Search and Support
A large Yahoo group for adoptees, parents and family searching for each other. Many other states are represented within the group beyond Arizona. A great group to learn searching techniques, ask questions, and gain answers. No paid searches. You must join to participate.