|Aask America (Adopt a Special Kid), 2201 Broadway, Suite 702, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel. 510-451-1748. Founded by special needs adoptive parents/advocates Bob and Dorothy De Bolt. Chapters or affiliates in many states. Special needs information, referrals, and low-cost adoptions. Hosts regional conferences and publishes newsletter.|
|Adoptive Families of America (AFA), 2309 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Tel. 800-372-3300, 612-645-9955. Fax: 612-645-0055. Web--http: //www.adoptivefam.org. Publishes Adoptive Families Magazine bi- monthly. Hosts annual conference. For $4.95, AFA will send 80-pp. adoption booklet including information needed to make adoption plans, including information about 242 agencies, resources for parents and children, information on independent, special needs, and inter- country adoption, listing of 350 adoptive parent support groups, and tips on choosing an agency or attorney. Dues, including magazine, are $24.95 annually U.S.|
|American Public Welfare Association (APWA), 810 First Street, N.E., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20002-4267. Tel. 202-682-0100. Fax: 202-289-6555. Issue Brief Series. These include state-by-state breakdowns of subsidy and non-subsidy special needs adoption benefits. Available for a small fee each.|
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Publication information: Book title: Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child:A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Contributors: L. Anne Babb - Author, Rita Laws - Author. Publisher: Bergin & Garvey. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 223.
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