Adoption Agencies

AASK: Adopt a Special Kid
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 320
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 1 (888) 680-7448 or (510) 451-1748
Fax: (510) 553-1747
AASK provides complete, no-fee foster and adoption services to families interested in helping children in the child welfare system.

AASK Adoption Exchange, Midwest
Director: Beverly Moore
1025 North Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43615-4753
Phone: 1 (800) 246-1731 or (419) 534-3350
Fax: (419) 534-2995
AASK has established an advocacy group that will represent the interests of special-needs children on Capitol Hill: Adopt A Special Kid (AASK) America. Maureen Hogan, Executive Director, P.O. Box 77672, Washington, D.C. 20013. (202) 388-3888, fax: 202-396-0340.

Adopt a Special Kid (AASK) of New York
Contact: Geri Hecox
216 Lawrence Street
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 336-9148

Adopt America Network
1025 North Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43615
1 (800) 246-1731 or (419) 534-3350
Fax: (419) 534-2995
Contact: Maureen King, Director of Recruitment and Support Services
Finds permanent, loving, adoptive homes for the children who wait in the US foster care system. To date, Adopt America Network has placed over 2900 special needs children with adoptive families.

Adoption S.T.A.R., Inc. (Support, Training, Advocacy and Resources)
2001 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Suite 5
West Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 691-3300
Fax: (716) 691-1066
Contact: Michele Fried
A New York State Authorized Non-Profit Adoption Agency

Adoption Support Center
Indianapolis, IN
1 (800) 274-1084

Angel Adopt
2107 St. Marys Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 341-1434

Cradle Of Hope
(301) 587-4400
E-Mail: Maria Culp

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Adoption Awareness Program
Robin Steele, E-Mail:
(513) 761-5400
This program provides connections to families who are interested in adopting a child, with agencies who have custody of a child with Down syndrome or birth families who are looking at adoption as a choice. If you are interested in adopting a child or considering adoption as an alternative, please contact Robin Steele.

From the Heart Adoption Services, Inc.
(516) 664-5988

Holt International
Bekka Brandt
Mount Vernon, IA
(319) 895-8841

International Concerns for Children (ICC)
Anna Marie Merrill
911 Cypress Drive
Boulder CO 80303

Jewish Children's Adoption Network
Steve and Vicki Krausz, Directors
P.O. Box 16544
Denver, CO 80216-0544
(303) 573-8113
Fax: (303) 893-1447

Life for Downs
c/o John Raper
2030 Royal Oak Court
Orlando, FL 32836-6700

National Adoption Center Faces of Adoption
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1 (800) TO-ADOPT
(215) 735-9988
Fax: (215) 735-9410
Non-profit organization whose mission is to expand adoption opportunities throughout the United States for children with special needs and those from minority cultures.

National Resource Center for Special-Needs Adoption
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Southfield, IN 48075
(810) 443-7080
Provides training, consultations, and technical assistance towards improving adoption and post-adoption services for special- needs children.

New Visions, Inc./Adopt a Special Kid (AASK) National Exchange
Contact: Tracy Ivory
P.O. Box 499
Washington Mills, NY 13479
(315) 797-4208

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
(651) 644-3036
Fax: (651) 644-9848

Northwest Adoption Exchange
1809 Seventh Avenue, Suite 409
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 292-0082
A service to help adoption agencies and prospective parents in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah to find homes for special needs children who are waiting for adoption.

Reece's Rainbow International Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Ministry and Advocacy Group
P.O. Box 2055
Dacula, GA 30019-9998
E-mail: Andrea Roberts

Spence Chapin Adoption Agency
Attention: Meryl Klein,
6 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128-0698
Primarily works with residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and frequently coordinate with other agencies throughout the US for special needs children and international adoptions.