Adoption in Cyberspace | Faughnan
Adoption in Cyberspace
Last revised 19 Jan 2003,
primarily dropping dead links.
Commercial/Local (partial list - no endorsement)
Academic (students at most local colleges and universities)
Here you can browse the net for a few dollars an hour while enjoying
your beverage of choice.
- Minneapolis Public Library (300 Nicollet Mall) 372-6500
(30 mins./patron, first-come-first-serve)
Minneapolis N.E. Community Library and Minneapolis S.E. Community Library
- Other Libraries - call your local library and ask if they have computers
with a web browser that you can use.
- Some college libraries will allow you to use their machines if students
are not using them. This may be an unofficial policy.
World Wide Web (a.k.a. WWW, 'web') Search Engines and Indices
An index of email lists about adoption
This is a very incomplete list. For a full list of all agencies go to AdoptioNetwork above.
These sites seem to come and go, so we stopped after these three. It's better to start
with the comprehensive resources above and then locate country resources.
These are similar to newsgroups (below), but they use a web browser.
Probably because they can be moderated and private, I've found lists to
have higher quality content than newsgroups.
Most Internet newsgroups are not moderated, and they are
afflicted with Spam. The adoption associated
newsgroups are often not of very good quality. Besides news clients, newsgroups can also
be read (slowly) using DejaNews: http://www.dejanews.com/home_bg.shtml
- alt.adoption.agency Many threads
of discussion, from finding a child to adopt, locating birth parents/siblings, emotional
issues, locating child placed in adoption.
A moderated newsgroup which was formed in reaction to the content of many other
newsgroups. My news hosts don't carry it, but you can read it through the DejaNews
- alt.adoption.issues Intended to be
a forum for people to express issuesrelated to adoption. Actual threads are varied.
- alt.infertility This newsgroup is
fairly well focussed on the topic.
- alt.parenting.solutions Wide
ranging threads about adoption and parenting.
- alt.parenting.twins What else can
Focused on medical aspects, medication, statistics.
- soc.adoption.adoptees Recently
changed focus to 'adult' adoptees. Threads relate to finding birth parents and/or adopted
- soc.adoption.parents Not widely
available on many news servers. Can use DejaNews to read it.
This URL List has been compiled by the authors, and is not an endorsement
of any commercial provider or adoption agency. The information contained on the listed Web
pages is copyrighted on each Web page. The accuracy and authenticity of the information
contained on each Web page is the responsibility of the copyright holder.
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