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ALMA Society (Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association)
International network. Founded 1971. Provides moral support and guidance for adopted children in finding their birth parents and/or siblings. Also helps parents find the children they gave up for adoption. Open to foster children (ages 18+). International reunion registry. One-time tax deductible contribution $50.
P.O. Box 85
Denville, NJ 07834
Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.
National. 11 branches. Founded 1976. Support for adoption-affected people in coping with adoption. Prevention of unnecessary separations. Dues $40/yr. Online chatroom, quarterly newsletter, pen pals and phone network. Provides assistance in starting local groups.
Concerned United Birthparents
P.O. Box 341442
Los Angeles, CA 90034-9442
North American Council on Adoptable Children
International (US/Canada). Founded 1974. Focuses on special needs adoption. Provides referrals and maintains current listing of adoptive parent support groups which conduct a wide range of activities. Helps new groups get started, sponsors an annual adoption conference which features workshops for adoptive parents, prospective parents, foster parents, child welfare professionals and other child advocates. Newsletter. Membership $45 (US) and $50 (Canada). Parent group manual free online.
N. Am. Council on Adoptable Chldrn
970 Raymond Ave., #106
St. Paul, MN 55114-1149
Voice: 651-644-3036 (day)
International. 475 affiliated groups. Founded 1986. Mutual support for persons separated by adoption. Referrals to adoption search and support groups. Newsletter, phone support and conferences. Provides information and referrals to support group meetings. Assistance in starting groups.
c/o Joe Soll
74 Lakewood Dr.
Congers, NY 10920
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network
International. Mission is to support networking and build understanding among adoptees, adoptive families, Koreans and Korean Americans. Annual conference and year-round newsletter.
P.O. Box 714
Camp Hill, PA 17001
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