The following links are examples of places on the Internet where people can learn about adoption.
http://www.adopt.org/ -- Web site for the National Adoption Center. Includes helpful information about the adoption process.
http://www.adoptuskids.org/ -- The Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families sponsors this web site. It provides information about children who are available for adoption anywhere in the United States.
http://www.adopt-now.org/ -- Adopt Now website. Besides providing general information about the adoption process, this one has useful information about adopting a child with special medical needs.
– The website for Love Basket, Inc. a private nonprofit adoption agency. The
site offers up-to-date information about US and International adoptions.
Children with OI who are Reported to be available for Adoption:
All information in this section is provided by recognized state agencies. It is up to the prospective parents to contact the identified agency to learn more about any specific child. The OI Foundation is not an adoption agency, or an agent for any adoption agency. This information is provided as a service to those who may wish to adopt a child who has OI.
If you know of a child with OI who is available for adoption and who is not listed, contact Bonelink@oif.org.
Madison, 3 years old Madison was born in April of 2009 with osteogenesis imperfecta. She likes music and is artistic. Madison, unfortunately, will not get all of the medical care that she needs where she is living so it is important to find her a family quickly. The Kid To Adopt coordinators just adore her. They say her family hopes she gets adopted and is able to come to America to lead a full and productive life. Madison really wants a family of her own. *For more information, contact: Kids To Adopt http://kidstoadopt.org/ email@example.com (360) 695-1704
Anja, 7 years old Anja is a tiny little seven year old who is making good strides in speech development. She has suffered multiple spontaneous fractures due to her special need and would greatly benefit from treatment in the United States. *For more information, contact: Childrens' House International PO Box 1829 Ferndale, Washington 98248 http://childrenshouseinternational.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 686-0923
Sasha, 7 years old Sasha is a 7 year old girl with osteogenesis imperfeta in Eastern Europe. She is expressive both with gestures and words, adn she's just starting to sue phrases to communicate better. Her file describes her delays as being partly the result of the low level of socialization she has in the institution and the limits she lives with from her osteogenesis imperfecta. She sleeps well and usually wakes with a sunny disposition, but she hates taking a bath! The report states it is urgent she find a family to give her the rich stimuli, intensive physical therapy, emotional contact, and love and affection essential to her progress and development. There is a $4,500 grant available to assist with the adoption of this child. Her country will reduce expenses in the $2,300 - $5,200 range to help any family adopt this child regardless of their income. *For more information, contact: Lynee Mason, Ph.D. Rainbow Kids/World Association for Children and Parents PO Box 88948 Seattle, Washington 98138 http://www.wacap.org/ (206) 575-4550
7 year old girl 7 year old girl with osteogenesis imperfecta from Asia. She is a sweet girl who had a smile on her face the whole time she was in the room with us. She recited poetry and sang a song, giving us the impression that she doesn't have a shy bone in her body. Despite having OI, she is able to stand and walk on her own without great difficulty. She is independent in everyday life and is conscious of hygiene and manners. She has a $4,200 grant. *For more information, contact: Lynne Mason, Ph.D. Rainbow Kids/World Association for Children and Parents PO Box 88948 Seattle, Washington 98138 http://www.wacap.org/ (206) 575-4550