Websites with Up-to-Date Information
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the adoption of children now in foster care. It was created by Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy's International, who believed that every child deserves a permanent home and a loving family. The foundation focuses on increasing adoption awareness while supporting model adoption service programs.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
Since 1996, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national not-for-profit organization, has advanced sound adoption policy and practice for adoptive families and birth parents. The Adoption Institute gathers, analyzes and synthesizes the best available research information and practices to increase the numbers of permanent and loving families for waiting children, as well as to provide positive lifelong experiences for all participants. Working with lawmakers, practitioners and researchers, the Adoption Institute strives to improve the ethics of adoption policy and practice, and the day-to-day experiences of everyone involved. Their website is a popular and reliable source for accurate adoption information.
See the Casey Foundation for a particularly thorough explanation of tax and other benefits associated with adoption.