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Dec/Jan 2008Vol. 8, No. 11State Handbooks for Adoption

Adoption guides or handbooks are available in several States to assist prospective adoptive parents navigate the process of adoption. Handbooks for the States of Alaska, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont are now available online through the National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning website. The handbooks give an overview of the adoption process in each State, provide answers to prospective parents, and in some cases include a list of State resources for adoption.