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   Arizona State Bar Association:  The organization's activities are funded through membership dues and licensing fees, service fees and program tuition. The State Bar does not refer attorneys to consumers, provide legal advice, license or regulate paralegals or other non-lawyers, or discipline judges.
  
   The Center for Adoption Policy (CAP):  New York based 501(c)3 organization. Its mission is to provide research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and inter-country adoption in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. CAP is an independent entity. It is not affiliated with any agency or entity involved in the placement of children.
  
   Ethica:  Ethica is a nonprofit corporation that seeks to be an impartial voice for ethical adoption practices worldwide, and provides education, assistance, and advocacy to the adoption community.
  
   The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys:  A national association of attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law. The Academy? work includes promoting the reform of adoption laws and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices. The Academy publishes a newsletter, holds annual meetings, and educational seminars.
  
   The Child Welfare Information Gateway:  Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  
   American Adoptions:  American Adoptions is a licensed non-profit adoption agency providing adoption services to birth mothers and adoptive families. Call 1-800-Adoption to learn more.
  
   Collaborative Divorce - Arizona:  Resolving Divorce and Family Issues in Northern Arizona with Dignity, Integrity and Respect.
  
   Collaborative Divorce:  The decisions you make during the divorce process will affect your life and the lives of your children. You can obtain information, direction and support to make the wisest choices for yourself and your family.
  
   The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse:  A comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption, is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
  
  
   INS: Inter-Country Adoptions:  Adopting orphans from overseas is an option that many U.S. citizens consider. Prospective adoptive parents are encouraged to select and go through an adoption agency for guidance and insight on the immigration of orphans and adopted children. Prospective adoptive parents are strongly advised to seek out a reputable agency with established foreign adoption experience and/or competent legal representation in their efforts to bring foreign-born orphans into the United States.
  
   The National Association of Counsel for Children:  A non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association. The NACC is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation for children. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and families through legal advocacy. The NACC provides training and technical assistance to attorneys and other professionals, serves as a public information and professional referral center, and engages in public policy and legislative advocacy.
  
   The Court Programs Unit - Family Law:  The Court Programs Unit, which includes the former Family Law Unit, of the Court Services Division is a multifaceted unit that provides leadership, support, technical assistance, and educational opportunities in: domestic relations, domestic violence, child support enforcement, alternative dispute resolution, parent education and public access.
  
   Impact Aid Program:  The mission of the Impact Aid Program is to disburse Impact Aid payments to local educational agencies that are financially burdened by federal activities and to provide technical assistance and support services to staff and other interested parties.
  
   Arizona Attorney General:  The Attorney General is a constitutionally mandated position, elected by a popular vote of the people of Arizona. The Attorney General serves as chief legal officer of the State, presiding over more than 900 employees including assistant attorneys general, executive and support staff. The Attorney General's Office represents and provides legal advice to most State agencies, except for those specifically exempted by statute, enforces consumer protection laws and some criminal laws, brings and defends lawsuits on behalf of the State and issues formal legal opinions as requested by State officers, legislators or county attorneys on issues of law.
  
  
   North American Council on Adoptable Children:  Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents, the North American Council on Adoptable Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.
  
   The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy:  The goal of this LawSite is to deliver a single online resource where prospective adoptive parents, biological parents, adoption and child welfare lawyers, juvenile and family court judges and child advocates of all kinds can turn to for child welfare and adoption law information.
  
   Adoptive Families:  The award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
   Hague Conference on Private International Law:  Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption
  
  
  
Other Adoption Links of Interest: AdoptUSKids:  AdoptUSKids is the government funded national photolisting compiling all the state listings.
  
   Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption:  Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption has a list of the top 100 major companies that have adoption benefit policies
  
   The State Pages:  The State Pages in the old ICPC Manual
  
   Adoption books:  Some great adoption books by our ///A Fellow Randy Hicks
  
   Native American Tribe Listing (PDF):  Listing of federally recognised Native American tribes in PDF format.
  
  

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