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September 2000Vol. 1, No. 6NAIC Website Wins Forbes Award's Best of the Web has named the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) website a Forbes' Favorite in its September 11 issue. NAIC is a service of the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Forbes' Best of the Web staff surfed thousands of websites to derive a comprehensive list of 300 superior websites in 45 categories. Five key criteria were used in selecting the winners: content, design, navigation, speed, and customization.

The NAIC site was selected as the best site for the adoption category, which falls under a group of sites labeled as "The Good Life." Forbes describes the NAIC site as "the mother of all adoption sites." The review recommends the site for its comprehensive and trustworthy information, including summaries of adoption laws, searchable databases, and state-by-state list of child welfare agencies offering photo listings online. "This is information central," writes Forbes.

In addition to investing and personal finance sites that readers associate with Forbes, the Best of the Web suggests sites worth visiting in such varied areas as collecting, toys, cars, new homes, alternative medicine, home schooling, and short films. Look for the September 11 issue of Best of the Web on newsstands and on the website at:

Look for the Forbes' Favorite logo on the newly redesigned National Adoption Information Clearinghouse website at: