Tuesday, March 2, 2010

PEAR Releases Second Series of State Directories of Adoption Resources

Link to Directories updated on May 14, 2010
This library is housed at http://www.pear-now.org/resources.html , where you can freely download the pdf directories .

Series 2 has four directories: California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform (PEAR) does not officially endorse any listing in these directories. The contents are provided for informational purposes only as a community service.
PEAR has no means of certifying the competence or quality of practice of any practitioner. PEAR makes no representations, warranties, guarantees or promises on behalf of or for those listed, and does not assume liability or responsibility for any service or product provided.

Each state directory is arranged into four sections: Health, Education, Bureaucracy, and Support alphabetically by city.

Health contains Early Intervention information and licensed practitioner listings. Each listing has a designation for specialty or service with a PEAR. See the index at the beginning of the document for definitions. Residential Treatment Centers are included here.

Education contains tutoring, remediation, specialized schools & interventions by non-licensed practitioners.

Bureaucracy contains information about:
Apostilles & Authentications
Medicaid waivers
Better Business Bureau
State statutes on adoption
Criminal background check
Recognition of foreign adoption decree, Delayed Certificate of Birth, or Re-adoption
Social Security offices/how to obtain card
Filing consumer complaints
State adoption subsidy
Licensed agency checks
License checks for health professionals
Vital records (birth, marriage & divorce cert.)
Hague Convention information (due diligence and complaints)

Support contains state-based support groups, web-support, and organizations. Respite care is also included here.

Keeping Directories Current
These directories will be updated at least twice yearly. If you know of any resource that assists internationally adopted children and is not on this list or if you have corrections, please email information to pveazie@pear-now.org

Check back on the PEAR website soon for the release of future state series.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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