WIDE SMILES: Adoption Info
There are many people who have adopted children from overseas that were born with clefts. Joanne Green, of Wide Smiles, adopted three Korean children. Many others who are on the cleft-talk email list adopted cleft affected kids from around the world. Join the list and talk with them.
Joanne Green, has
written a soon to be published book
"Adoption, Who Says There's No Labor"
This picture is from a USA Today article on the internet and adoption.
INFO ON ADOPTION:
You can read on the web (just click on the name of the file)
The How's and Why's of Intercountry
Waiting for the Arrival of your Adopted Cleft-Affected child
To My Son, Concerning Your Birth Mother by Joanne Green for Jacob
A Very Great Love By Joanne Green for Joey
Adopt a Cambodian Orphan
By Birth Or Adoption: Is there A Difference?
Promising Smiles: Adopting a Child With A Cleft Lip and Palate
Here are some internet Adoption Sites, some were listed in USA Today. We are not recommending any of them, just providing the links as a resource.
http://www.adopting.org This particular site offers much info on adoption. (and is home of the original widesmiles site)
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Cottage/9858/ Wonderful World of Adoption (Cleft Affected Kids)
http://www.adoptionagencies.org Adoption Agencies
http://www.adopt.org/adopt FACES of Adoption, America's Waiting Children
http://www.adoption.com You can also call 1-800-ADOPT NOW