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alt.adoption FAQ 7: Other Internet Resources
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INDEX:
1. Usenet Groups
2. Mailing Lists
3. Waiting Parent Registries
4. Gopher
5. FTP
6. Telnet
7. WWW
8. IRC/Chat
9. Online Service Message Boards
10. Bulletin Boards
11. Research and Academia
12. Open Adoption
13. Indices

1. USENET GROUPS
================

  alt.adoption
  alt.missing-adults
  soc.adoption.adoptees (moderated)
  soc.adoption.parenting 

2. MAILING LISTS
================

  ADOPTEES - AIML 
  ---------------
    (adoptees, s.o. of adoptees, birth siblings, children of 
    adoptees, and others separated from their birth parents [eg 
    through divorce])

    This list is for SEARCH and REUNION topics only.
    You can subscribe through a link on the web page:

    <URL:http://www.webreflections.com/aiml.html>

    If you can not reach the WWW page send email to:

    <URL:mailto:listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu>

    Put SUB ADOPTEES in the body of the message.

    Dana Kressierer is convenor of the list. If you have any 
    further difficulty subscribing, please feel free to contact 
    the admin team at: adoptees-request@sjuvm.stjohns.edu

  ADOPTEES - IAML
  ---------------
    (adoptees, s.o. of adoptees, birth siblings, children of 
    adoptees, and others separated from their birth parents [eg 
    through divorce])

     A general discussion list.  To subscribe send email to:

     <URL:mailto:adoptees-admin@adoptees.org>

     In the title/body put the word SUBSCRIBE.

     There is also a web page at http://www.adoptees.org
     Jim Lillis is convenor of the list: jlillis@adoptees.org

  ADOPTING
  --------
    (open to anyone touched by adoption>

    <URL:mailto:listserv@mdtnbbs.com>

    Put subscribe adopting in the body of the message, or
    subscribe adopt-d to get the digest form.

    If you need assistance contact: adopting-owner@mdtnbbs.com
    DeAnn Hardy is convenor.

  ADOPTION
  --------
    (consists of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birthparents)

    <URL:mailto:listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu>

    Put SUBSCRIBE ADOPTION <YourFirstName> <YourLastName>
    in the body of the note.

    Diane Hillmann is the convenor of the list.
    If you have any further difficulty subscribing, please feel 
    free to contact her at:

    <URL:mailto:owner-adoption@sjuvm.stjohns.edu>

  AFT - Special Needs Adoption
  ----------------------------
    (Adoptive parents of special needs adoptees)

    <URL:mailto:aft-list-managers@mlists.nombas.com>

    Send the message SUBSCRIBE.  Convened by Laura Noorda lhn@aol.com

  APARENT
  -------
    (Adoptive parents)

    <URL:mailto:listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu>

    Mail the command "sub APARENT YourName"  Direct problems or
    questions to aparent-request@listserv.sjuvm.stjohns.edu

  A.PARENT.RUSS
  -------------
    (For those who are interested in or already have adopted from 
     one of the republics that used to be part of the former Soviet 
     Union. Those sympathetic to this situation are also welcome.)

    <URL:mailto:listproc@list.serve.com>

    Send the message SUBSCRIBE A.PARENT.RUSS <Your Name>

    The list also has a web page:
 
    <URL:http://www.serve.com/~fredt/adopt.html>

    Fred Tempereau fredt@cts.com is the covenor of this forum.

  A-Parents-China
  ---------------
    (adoptive family members of Chinese adoptee, people
     considering adopting from China)

    <URL:mailto:a-parents-china-request@shore.net>    

    Send the message "subscribe". The address must be all
    lower case.

    The convenor is greyhave@ix.netcom.com (Richard Smith).
 
  BIRTHMOTHER
  -----------
    (birthMOMs only)

    <URL:mailto:belinda@eden.com>

    and Belinda Longoria will respond to you.

  California Connection
  ---------------------
     (Triad members connected to an adoptee who was born,
      adopted, or searching in California)

     <URL:mailto:majordomo@e45.tcoe.k12.ca.us>

      Send the message "subscribe ca-adoptees"

      The convenor is rogers@tcoe.k12.ca.us (Roger Smith).

  Cross Cultural ADOPTEES (temporarily down)
  -----------------------
     (adult transracial domestic and international adoptees only)

    <URL:mailto:hctahnee@umich.edu>

    send a brief introduction of with your request to 
    Kathi Nelson

  Cross Cultural ADOPTION (temporarily down)
  -----------------------
    (parents or parents-to-be of transracial domestic or 
     international adoptees or adult ccadoptees)

    <URL:mailto:kjam@umich.edu>
    <URL:mailto:hctahnee@umich.edu>

    Send a brief description of your adoption situation with your 
    request to either co-convenor Kathi Nelson. 

  CWA-Russia-L
  ------------
    (For those interested in adoption from Russia)

    <URL:majordomo@sims.net>

    Mail the command "info cwa-russia-l". Russian adoption issues/info.

  Prodigy's Adoption Mailing List
  -------------------------------
    (Open to adoptive parents and those considering adoption)

    <URL:mailto:majordomo@listserv.prodigy.com>

    Put subscribe adoption in the message portion.  Free
    to non-Prodigy users as well. Questions and problems
     can be directed to adoption-request@listserv.prodigy.com


3. Waiting Parents Registries
=============================

  Adoption Online Connection
  --------------------------
    <URL:http://www.adoptiononline.com>

      The first 'waiting parents' online registry of people 
      seeking to adopt. For submission guidelines send email
      to crc@clark.net

  PaveNet
  -------
    <URL:http://adoption.pave.net>  
   
      Free, donations accepted. Brain Jensen whombo@pave.net 

  Placenet
  --------

      NO information about about waiting parents is made
      available on the web.  Information is only available
      to adoption agencies. Email PlaceNet@msn.com Graham Wright.

4. GOPHER
=========

  Adoption Gopher
  ---------------

    <URL:gopher://wings.network.com>

    Bob Alberti's Adoption Gopher is back up at a new address.
    Text files for all adoption participants and connection to
    other sites, some of which may be useful to searching adoptees.

  Minnesota Children Youth & Family Consortium
  --------------------------------------------

    <URL:gopher://tinman.mes.umn.edu>

    Large repository of information on a variety of family
    issues including adoption. Information not limited to
    Minnesota.

5. FTP
======

   ADOPTION INFORMATION EXCHANGE (AIE)
  -----------------------------------
     <URL:ftp://FTP.halcyon.com/archive/pub/local/adoption/exchange.txt>

   Information about adoption resources available for birth and 
   adoptive families. Focus on Washington State. [See also WWW]

6. TELNET
=========

  Toronto Freenet Adoption Forum
  ------------------------------
    <URL:telnet://telnet.torfree.net>
    login: guest

      The command "go adopt" without the quotes will take you
      to the adoption area.  TFN has summaries of newsletters,
      and lists	of resources for people interested in planning
      an adoption as well as searching adoptees in Canada.
      Information regarding international adoption also available.

      Those wishing to dial direct can reach TFN at 416-780-2010.

  Youngstown Ohio Freenet Adoption Forum
  --------------------------------------
    <URL:telnet://telnet yfn2.ysu.edu>
    login: visitor

      The command "go adopt" will take you to the adoption area.
      The Youngstown Freenet has a moderated adoption group available
      to members of the Freenet.  Focus is on Ohio adoptions and
      searches. You must be a member of the freenet to participate
      [send messages] but I believe guest accounts do have read	
      only access.

7. WorldWide Web
================

  AdoptINFO
  ---------
    <URL:http://www.fsci.umn.edu/cyfc/AdoptINFO.html>

  Adopting.Org
  ------------
    <URL:http://www.adopting.org/>

    Most of the information is aimed at people trying to adopt
    and adoptive parents.  
    The links to the search area don't work because of a typo.
    To reach them go directly to:

    <URL:http://www.adopting.org/bfsearch.html>

  Adoption Bulletin Board
  -----------------------
    <URL:http://www.webstreet.com/cs/orphans/board.htm>
    
       Read or add comments on all aspects of adoption.

  Adoption Information Exchange
  -----------------------------
    <URL:http://www.halcyon.com/adoption/exchange.html>

      [see entry under FTP above for description]

  AdoptioNetwork
  --------------
    <URL:http://www.adoption.org/adopt>

      Connections to National Adoption Information Clearinghouse 
      catalog, the MN CY&F Consortium [see gopher above], other 
      adoption sites. Lists of agencies, newsletters, adoptive 
      parent groups, more.

  Adoption Triad Anonymous
  ------------------------
    <URL:http://yesoline.com/adoption/>
      Members of adoptive, birth families and their spouses 
      take a 12 step approach to dealing with adoption wounds.

  Adoption-Triad Resources
  ------------------------
    <URL:http://wings.network.com/gopher/adoption/adoptees.html>

    Mirror of the gopher site.

  Birth Mother's Day 
  ------------------
    <URL:http://www.eden.com/~belinda/bmd/bmdayind.html> 

  Family Helper
  -------------
   <URL:http://www.helping.com>
   
      Links on adoption and infertility.  The search links
      were still not connected as of July.
 
  Soc.adoption.adoptees WWW Page
  ------------------------------
    <URL:http://www.netcom.com/~scbyrd/saam/start.html>

    Charter, faq and other periodic postings of saa(m)
    as well as links to other relevant adoption sites.

  Doug Henderson
  ---------------
     <URL:http://www.uwsp.edu/acad/psych/dh/dhhp2.htm>

  John (Flip) Seymour's Page
  --------------------------
    <URL:http://www.aa.net/~flip/search.html>

  Karen Muldrow's Page
  --------------------
    <URL:http://www.hal.com/users/karen>  

      Under Interesting Things almost a complete list of adoption 
      links and internet sites.

  KKay's Adoption Corner
  ----------------------
    <URL:http://www.koyote.com/personal/hobb/>

  Mari Steed
  ----------
    <URL:http://www.intergate.net/uhtml/sam/Adoption/mari.html>

  Michele Rice
  ------------
    <URL:http://members.aol.com/sonfoundme/adoptionreunion.htm>

  Roger's Page
  ------------
     <URL:http://www.rmii.com/~rogergro/>

  Vicki's Page
  ------------
    <URL:http://www.wolfenet.com/~vrummig/vicki/html>

      These sites have words of encouragement for adoptees and 
      connect to other sites that may be of interest to adoptees.

8. IRC / Chat
==============

  EFnet
  -----

   #adoptees
   #adoptees2

  DALnet
  ------

   #adoptee
   #adoptees_searching
   #adoption
   #Adoption_Options
   #adoptoids
   #IAM (Internet Adoptees Mailing List)
   #AIM (Adoptees Internet Mailing List)

  ParentsPlace - Adoptive and Birth Parents Chat
  ----------------------------------------------
    <URL:http://www.parentsplace.com/talking.html>

      Registration is free but you must register to
      use the chat rooms. Sunday 8pm - 10pm and 12 am EST

  WEBchat
  -------
   Adult Adoptees Chat WWW Gateway
    -------------------------------
      <URL:http://www.irsociety.com/cgi-bin/
           webchat_doorway.cgi?Room=Adult_Adoptees_Chat>
       
      Wednesday and Thursday from 8-9 PM, PDT

  AOL
  ---
    keyword:adoption then Parenting Conference Center.  All chats 
    in either Homefront Hall or The Shade Tree.
    Monday 9pm-12mid EST in 'Homefront Hall'.
    Friday 2pm-?     EST 
    Wednesday nights and Friday afternoons, see Chat schedule for
    specific hours and topic.

  
9. Other Networks' Message Boards
==================================

  AOL
  ---
    Use the keyword 'adoption'

  Compuserve
  ----------
    Under Genealogy there is an adoptee search group. Please
    put the state and year of birth in the title.
    An adoption group is also in the Issues forum.

  CIX
  ---
    Has an adoption area.

  Delphi
  ------
    Custom Forum 328  A	triad forum.

  Fidonet
  -------
     Has an echo ADOPTION

  Prodigy
  -------
    - JUMP: Adoption brings you to segregated topics.
    - The Social Issues BB is a triad group.
    - Two search groups, both called Adoption Research, can
      be found in the Genealogy BB and under the new Adoption BB
    - A web page administered by L. Anne Babb. 
	URL:http://antares.prodigy.com/adoptcol.html

10. Bulletin Boards:
====================
   
    KinQuest BBS
    ------------
    - 505-897-0814  8N1	14.4   Albuquerque, N.M.
    - 505-898-9215  8N1	2400   Albuquerque, N.M.

11. Research and Academia
=========================

  ADOPTION RESEARCH
  -----------------
    (For those doing researching on adoption only)

    <URL:mailto:listproc@cornell.edu>

     Send the message: subscribe adoption-research-l <your name>
     Convened by jjh15@cornell.edu

  Healing the Birthmother's Silent Sorrow
  ---------------------------------------
    <URL:http://www.vpm.com/phillips/davidson.htm>

      A paper on the circumstances of relinquishment, post
      adoption effects on birthmothers, and recommendations
      for improvement. Citations and bibliography included.

  History of Adoption and Other Topics
  ------------------------------------
    <URL:http://www.urich.edu/~pds6a/mainhome.html>

      Padgett Shoemake's project on adoption. Essays on the
      history of adoption, interracial adoption, siblings,
      a factsheet of adoption statistics and more.

  Joe's Essay
  -----------
    <URL:http://130.126.193.115/adopt.htm>

  Kearl's Guide to Sociology
  --------------------------
    <URL:http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/>

    Not specifically about adoption, but has interesting 
    papers and states on sociology of marriage and family,
    gender, sexuality and topics that often intersect with
    adoption.

  Redefining The Transracial Adoption Controversy
  -----------------------------------------------
    <URL:http://www.duke.edu/%7Ejrd4/djgv2a8.htm>

      Published in the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, 1995.

12. Open Adoption
=================

  Open-Adoption
  -------------
    (Any who is related to or works with people affected by
     adoption may join. Non-anonymous subscriptions only.)

    <URL:mailto:ycarter@world.std.com>
    <URL:mailto:MeriOne@eworld.com>

    "Basically we feel this is to be a place where birthparent
     issues (in open, semi-open, and reunited relationships)
     can take place."

    Include:
    your email address
    your full name
    your full snailmail address
    your relationship to adoption
    why you wish to subscribe to OPEN-ADOPTION
    your home telephone number (optional)

    NOTE: The subscribe information will not be made publc.

    The list is convened by Yvette Carter and Teri Liston.

  Open Adoption
  -------------
    (Open to all)

    <URL:mailto:majordomo@home.dc.lsoft.com>

    Put subscribe openadoption in the body of the message. This list
    is sponsored by the Independant Adoption Center and convened by
    Lina Fedynyshyn (lina@xsoft.sd.xerox.com).

  Amercian Association of Open Adoption Agencies
  ----------------------------------------------
      <URL:http://www.openadoption.org/>

    Information on open adoption for those hoping to
    adopt and those considering placing a child for adoption.
    Statement of values, member agencies home pages, etc.
    Maintained by Bill Betzen bbetzen@aol.com

  National Federation of Open Adoption Education
  ----------------------------------------------
     <URL:http//www.adoptionhelp.org/nfediac/ICPCgues.html>

       State by state listing of laws and regulations concerning 
       the Interstate Adoption Compact.   
       Maintained by Bruce Rappaport brappapo@earthlink.com   

13. Indices 
===========

  Adoption Options
  ----------------
    <URL:http://www.intergate.net/uhtml/sam/Adoption/>

      Adoption stories, resources, and support for anyone
      interested in or affected by adoption. sam@intergate.net

  Angry Grandma's Adoptee's Links
  -------------------------------
    <URL://members.aol.com/miraclsrch/patdubois.htm>

  Green Eggs Report for news:alt.adoption
  ---------------------------------------
    <URL:http://www.ar.com/ger/alt.adoption.html>

      A list of all the sites mentioned on alt.adoption.

  Nerd World:Adoption
  -------------------
     <URL:http://challenge.tiac.net/users/dstein/nw477.html>

       Some unique links including the Single Adoptive Father's
       Page and a legislative watch in TX.

  Carrie's Crazy Quilt
  --------------------
    <URL:http://www.mtjeff.com/~bodenst/page3.html>

  Cyndi's Adoption Stuff
  ----------------------
    <URL:http://odin.mdacc.tmc.edu/~cyn/Adoption.HTML>

  John's Links for the Adoption Triad
  -----------------------------------
    <URL:http://pendragonbbs.com/california/links.html>

  Lisa A. Grimm's Adoption Page
  -----------------------------
    <URL:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~tcrnlag/aquarius.html>

  Valeen's Bird Cage
  ------------------
    <URL:http://www.axxis.com/~valhas/index.htm>

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