Listed below are other international adoption and citizenship links.

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Winner of the prestigious 2003 Congressional Angels in Adoption™ award.

Many thanks to Senator Herb Kohl for selecting Mark and Faith Richter KuFahl for this award received in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2003 given by the Congresssional Coalition on Adoption Institute in the Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center. See also www.ccainstitute.org and go to 2003 Angels in Adoption™ Award and www.chsm.com and go to CHSFS Adoptive Parents Received National Adoption Award

Please join us in participating in fellow Angels in Adoption™ award winner from Oklahoma, Amy Eldridge's Orphan Relief Fund
http://www.angelcovers.org/handsofhope.html

Children's Home Society of Minnesota has provided leadership and excellence in child care, adoption, and child abuse prevention.
Children's Home Society of Minnesota welcomes you to join their 650 families per year who adopt internationally from 10-15 different countries. They've been helping build families through adoption since 1889 and have placed over 21,000 children throughout the United States. CHSM donates funds, goods, and services to projects in Vietnam, Russia, Romania, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, India, China and Korea. For more information see www.chsm.com (go to Donors & Volunteers and then go to International Child Welfare) . Contact Mary Kay Fitzgerald or Danling Cai at 1-800-952-9302.

Winner of the prestigious Congressional award, "Angels in Adoption" in 2000, Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri, Inc. / Bricks of Hope endeavors to enrich the lives of as many orphans as can be reached either by providing the orphans with adoptive parents or by providing significant relief to orphanges of Eastern Europe. The foundation improves the lives of orphans in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. Since May of 1993, Small World Adoption Foundation has found homes in the U.S. for nearly 1000 orphans. For more information see www.swaf.com. Contact Marney Koblenz at 636-207-9229 , email: marney@swaf.com

Watch for the Charlies’ Angels Public Service Announcement produced, funded, and distributed by National Spokesman on Foster Care and Adoption, Bruce Willis. The Adoption Exchange Association registers children on the AdoptUSKids website (www.adoptuskids.org) cited on the Public Service Announcement and can be reached at 1-866-USA-0660.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, “ Korean Adoption: An American Family Story” September 30- December 10, 2003. The exhibit chronicles Korean War orphans and the international adoption movement that followed. It is in the same building where the original Star Spangled Banner is being refurbished. For a copy of the press release on this display, call Rhett Skelton 202/357-3129, Office of Public Affairs, Smithsonian National Museum of American History. See also Holt International www.holtinternational.com.

Child Citizenship Act.

http://www.immigration.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/backgrounds/cbground.htm

 

How to obtain a U.S. Passport.

http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html

 

How to obtain a certificate of citizenship through INS/Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/formsfee/index.htm#update

 

The Joint Council on International Children's Services also has information on how to obtain a Certificate of U.S. Citizenship for your child from INS/Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services:

http://www.jcics.org/CIS.htm

information from the Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S Department of State

Call 202-647-4000 for statistics on orphan visas issued.

www.travel.state.gov/orphan_numbers.html

 

U.S. Department of State (SARS)

travel.state.gov/sars_announce.html

 

Social Security office (Social Security Card information)

www.ssa.gov/kids/parent2.htm

 

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

Kerry Marks Hasenbalg

703/288-9700

www.ccainstitute.org

6723 Whittier Avenue

Suite 306

McLean, Virginia 22101

The CCAI is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising congressional and public awareness about the tens of thousands of foster children in this country and the millions of orphans around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes; and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children form realizing their need of a family. Each year, CCAI invites all members of the United States Congress to participate in the Angels in Adoption ™ program as it is a unique opportunity for federal legislators to recongnize individuals from their home states that have improved the lives of children through adoption.

 

The Purpose of Re-adopting in the USA

www.jcics.org/readopt.html

 

North American Council on Adoptable Children

651/644-6036

info@NACAC.org

970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106

St. Paul, Minnesota 55114-1149

International Concerns for Children

Call 303-494-8333 for international statistics on orphans.

International Adoption Clinic - University of Minnesota

  • Post-Arrival Medical and developmental screening
  • Pre-adoptive health reviews
  • Available for consultation while abroad

www.peds.umn.edu/iac

IAC@umn.edu

612.624.1164

 

SERTOMA Club of Madison - Service to Mankind. 

Major Sponsor of 2003 International Adoption Citizenship Day

www.madison.com/communities/sertoma-mad

 

Children's Home Society of Minnesota - International Adoption Agency

Danling Cai & Nicolle LaFleur

www.chsm.com

800.952.9302

Children's Home Society of Minnesota has provided leadership and excellence in child care, adoption, and child abuse prevention.
Children's Home Society of Minnesota welcomes you to join their 650 families per year who adopt internationally from 10-15 different countries. They've been helping build families through adoption since 1889 and have placed over 21,000 children throughout the United States. CHSM donates funds, goods, and services to projects in Vietnam, Russia, Romania, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, India, China and Korea. For more information see www.chsm.com (go to Donors & Volunteers and then go to International Child Welfare) . Contact Mary Kay Fitzgerald or Danling Cai at 1-800-952-9302.

 

Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri, Inc. / Bricks of Hope

Winner of the prestigious Congressional award, "Angels in Adoption" in 2000.

Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri, Inc. / Bricks of Hope endeavors to enrich the lives of as many orphans as can be reached either by providing the orphans with adoptive parents or by providing significant relief to orphanges of Eastern Europe. The foundation improves the lives of orphans in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. Since May of 1993, Small World Adoption Foundation has found homes in the U.S. for nearly 1000 orphans. For more information see www.swaf.com. Contact Marney Koblenz at 636-207-9229 , email: marney@swaf.com

 

Catholic Charities, Inc. - Adoptions, Post-Adoption Support Groups, and Southern Wisconsin Post-Adoption Resource Center

Jessica Godek

426 South Yellowstone Drive Suite 100

Madison, Wisconsin 53719

postadoption@tds.net

608.833.4800 ext. 102

Toll Free: 888.485.7385

Domestic adoptions, international adoption homestudies, post adoption support groups and resource center, and adoption search.

 

Adoption Advocates, Inc.

Julie Dahlen and Judy Lynn

608-246-2844

2317 International Lane

Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Non-profit, licensed child-placing agency in Wiconsin since 1987. Available to help families choose adoption plans (domestic or international), preparation for adoption, home studies, and post-adoption services.

 

Children and Families First, Inc.

Anne Johnson

608/826-0498

www.cffwi.org

amjlakemills@yahoo.com

583 D’Onofrio Drive Suite 220

Madison, Wisconsin 53719

2 free classes this winter 2004:

Bonding Beyond Babyhood: Lifelong Parenting From the Heart

January 13th 7:00-8:30 p.m.

And

Creating a Lifebook for your Child

February 26th 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Registration required by calling 608-836-0498.

 

Sunshine Adoption, Inc. - International Adoption Agency

Aimee Klundt

262.796.9898

Sunshineadopt@sbcglobal.net

 

Dane County Department of Human Resources

Kristin Lampe

608/242-6333

1202 Northport Drive

Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Foster Care for Children 0-18

 

Heartholders Support Group

Marla King

608/274-7967

heartholders@att.net

Support group for parents with children through adoption.

Meets every third Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at

Good Shepard Lutheran Church

5701 Raymond Road

Madison, Wisconsin 53719

 

PATH

6000 Gisholt Drive, Suite #109

Madison, Wisconsin 53713

608/663-1262

Special needs adoption, treatment foster care, domestic adoptions and adoption homestudies, Adoption support groups.

 

Holt International

www.holtinternational.com

 

Americans for International Aid and Adoption - AIAA

www.aiaaadopt.org

 

National Support Groups for adoptees from different countries

India - www.ichild.org

Vietnam - www.fcvn.org

Guatemala - www.guatefam.org

Russia/Ukraine - www.frua.org

China - www.fwcc.org

 

Post-Adoption Resource Centers in Wisconsin:

Southern:

Catholic Charities Diocese of Madison - Jessica Godek

postadoption@tds.net

608.833.4800 ext. 102

Toll Free:  888.485.7385

 

Southeastern:

Adoption Resources of Wisconsin - Holly Wells

hwells@wiadopt.org

414.475.1246

Toll Free: 800.762.8063

 

Western:

Catholic Charities Diocese of LaCrosse

Toll Free:  800.227.3002

www.friendsofadoption.org

 

Northeastern:

Family Services of NE Wisconsin, Inc.

Toll Free:  800.998.9609

postadoption@familyservicesnew.org

www.familyservicesnew.org

 

Northern:

Catholic Charities Diocese of LaCrosse

Toll Free:  800.227.3002

www.friendsofadoption.org

 

For more information on Post-Adoption Resource Centers in Wisconsin, please visit their website at www.dhfs.state.wi.us/children/adoption/postadopt

 

International Adoption handbook

www.dhfs.state.wi.us/children/adoption/intnl.htm

 

Concordia Language Villages 

  • Preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community.
  • 13 world language camps for young people ages 7 - 18

www.cord.edu/dept.clv

www.concordiavillages.org

1.800.222.4750

clv@cord.edu

 

Adoptive Families Magazine

www.adoptivefamilies.com

 

If you'd like to purchase Flags

www.usflags.com  813.684.1782

www.liberty-flag.com  800.274.7001

 

Madison Eagle Heights Chinese School

http://mehchineseschool.20m.com

 

Julie Wu's Sunflower Day Care 

home page or email

 

Madison Chinese Language School

http://mcls.doit.wisc.edu 

 

Casey Day and Greg Matysik - Children's Musicians

608.238.9266

 

Catherine Conrad - Banana Lady 

bananalady@hotmail.com

www.bananalady.com

 

More information can be referenced in the following publication articles:

  • Sertoman magazine/Winter 2004, International Adoption Citizenship Day TM
    p.2 and p.3.
  • "Automatic Citizenship: International Adoptions become a bit easier" by Bill Dunn, photos by Henry A. Koshollek, The Capital Times, July 2, 2001
  • "Young Immigrants Celebrate Life in U.S., as Americans" by Andy Hall, Wisconsin State Journal, July 29, 2001
  • "Family Matters: Local Couple Honored for their Work with Adoptive Families" by William R. WIneke, photos by Craig Schreiner, Wisconsin State Journal, November 17, 2001
  • "Northside Couple Adopts Baby From China", Northside News , August/September 2000
  • "Celebrating the Blessings of Family", Ni Hao Newsletter , Children's Home Society of Minnesota, April 2002, http://www.chsm.com
  • "Adopted Kids are Red, White, and Blue",by Matt Hagengruber, The Capital Times, July 29, 2002.
  • "International Adoption Citizenship Day slated Sunday in Wisconsin", Boscobel Daily, July 25, 2002.
  • "U.S. adopts citizens.  Youngsters come here from all over the world" by Lee Sensebbrenner, photo by Mike DeVries, The Capital times, July4, 2003
  • "International Adoption Citizenship Day" by Jason Storbakken, Madison Times, August 1-7, 2003
  • "A Special Day for Adoptive Families", Dane County Kids, July 2003

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