Stork and Cradle

The mission of Also-Known-As, Inc. is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.

Community Links



General Adoption

The American Adoption Congress is composed of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent all those whose lives are touched by adoption community. 
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute : is dedicated to promoting, on a national level, the understanding of adoption as an estimable way of family creation and to advancing quality in adoption policy and practice. 
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse : NAIC publishes a variety of regularly updated publications, including fact sheets on adoption issues, directories of adoption-related services, a guide to adoption sites on the Internet, and a catalog of audiovisual materials on adoption. 
PACT: An Adoption Alliance : Our goal is for every child to feel wanted, honored and loved, a cherished member of a strong family with proud connection to his or her rich heritages. 

Adoption Agencies

Also-Known-As, Inc. does not endorse the practice of any specific agency listed below. This listing is provided as a convenience only. If you are planning to adopt you should research the reputation, practices and history of each agency.

Adopt International is a private, non-profit adoption agency licensed by the State of California since 1983 and the State of Hawaii since 1993. 
Americans for African Adoptions: AFAA is a licensed, non-profit international adoption agency dedicated to finding homes for the orphaned children of Africa. 
Dillon International : Making a Better Life for Children Since 1972 
The Family Network, Inc. is a California licensed, not-for-profit child placing agency and has both domestic and international programs. 
Holt International Children's Services "Every child deserves a home of his own" - Harry Holt 
Spence-Chapin : Finding adoptive homes for infants and young children who need families. Promoting the understanding of adoption through counseling and public education. Improving adoption's image and practice 
Pearl S. Buck International
Wide Horizons For Children, Inc. : We Bring Children and Families Together

Adoptive Family Websites

The Assistant Stork : Laura Morrison & Family, an informative site about adopting Children from China and also has a nice links' page. 
FCC : Families with Children from China 
Families with Children from China : FCC New York City Chapter

Adopting from Korea : A Prospective Parent's Guide to Korean Adoption 
Korean Focus for Adoptive Families 
International Korean Adoptee Service (InKAS)
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN)

APV : Adoptive Parents of Vietnam 
Families with Children from Vietnam

FRUA : Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption 
MAVIN Foundation

Culture Camps

Camp SaeJong is a Korean culture camp in Higgins Lake, MI. Where Korean-American and adopted Korean-American children can enjoy numerous activities while learning about their Korean heritage. 
Holt Heritage Camps are camps for international adoptees ages 9 to 15, in Eugene, OR, Nickerson, NE, and Johnsonburg, NJ. 
Kamp Kimchee is a Korean culture camp in MN.

Cultural Links

Asia Society is America's leading institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.

Overseas Koreans Foundation
Arirang TV : Korean TV station in English and programs subtitled in English
Digital Chosunilbo : Chosun Herald Newspaper
JoongAng Ilbo : JoongAng Herald Newspaper
The Korea Herald
The Korea Times

Korean Cultural Service New York
Korean Quarterly
The Korea Society
Young Korean American Network (yKAN)

Icarus Films : Films About Vietnam
Mam Non : "Sharing Vietnamese Culture with the Adoption Community"

TV & Film
My Soju : Feeding your drama addiction!
Viki : International video site.