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TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION - A BRIEF OVERVIEW

The Association of Transracially Adopted and Fostered People (www.norcap.org.uk/) provides information and support for transracially adopted and fostered people, but also of interest to legislators, professionals and adoptive, foster and birth parents. Features stories, perspectives, information and links related to transracial adoption (based in the U.K.).

Voices from the Borderlands (www.ibar.com/borderlands/links.html) is a place where transracial adoptees can submit their stories for publication on this website.

Also-Known-As (a|k|a) (www.akaworld.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing and celebrating the experiences of inter-country and interracial adoptions and establishing a national community of transcultural people (For additional information about Korean adoptee support organizations, please see the Resources section of this website).

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) (www.nicwa.org ) serves American Indian tribes throughout the country by helping to strengthen and enhance their capacity to deliver quality child welfare services.

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) (www.nabsw.org) promotes the welfare, survival and liberation of communities of African ancestry. Programs include educational conferences and professional leadership.

Additional links and resources:

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (www.calib.com/naic/) has statistics and information about transracial adoption and the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act.

Pact - An Adoption Alliance (www.pactadopt.org) has informative articles on transracial and international adoption, a reference guide to adoption-related books and a Transracial Adoption Parent Support hotline for adoptive parents.

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) (www.nacac.org) has a Transracial Parenting resource manual and a Transracial Parenting training curriculum for agencies and group leaders to help them talk effectively about issues related to race and culture.

Reader's Guide to Adoption-Related Literature (http://members.aol.com/billgage/lit-list.htm) has a great reading list on transracial adoption.

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