Family Matters

  1. – “ – the best place to find information and resources about adoption. Join our discussions and meet others with an interest in adopting a child in domestic or international adoption, adoptive parenting, adoption records for adoptees, birthmother and birthfather issues, search, reunion, foster care, stepparent issues, adoption practice and ethics, and professional networking.”
  2. Administration for Children and Families – Information on agency programs to help needy families
  3. Adoption Policy Resource Center
  4. Adoption Resources
  5. Adoption Online Connection
  6. Baby Center – complete resource for pregnancy and baby. Created by parents and reviewed by doctors and other experts
  7. Baby Names!
  8. – “ is devoted to the basic need of searching for baby names. All names are completed with meaning and origin information.”
  9. – “Find the perfect baby name at Baby Names Garden. Thousands of baby names and meanings, helpful tips and articles, top 100, expert interviews, most popular names, celebrity baby names and more.”
  10. Behind the Name – the etymology and history of first names
  11. Birth Psychology – explores “the many mental and emotional dimensions of pregnancy and birth.”
  12. Child & Family WebGuide – Site describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development. These web sites have been selected from thousands of sites about children, based primarily on the quality of the information provided.
  13. The Children’s Partnership
  14. Cybercitizenship – site assists parents to teach kids netiquette and the 10 commandments of cyberethics.
  15. Cyberteens – Cyberteens, featuring writing, art, music, and discussion for and by teens, is a creative online youth community for young people around the world.
  16. Divorce Support Page, The
  17. eBabyNames – “The ultimate A-Z list of baby names, complete with name meanings, origins, extended popularity and background info for all names. Check it out!”
  18. Entertainment Software Rating Board
  19. – “ provides answers for every family’s needs. Find resources on parenting and raising healthy children, activities, entertainment, recipes, family travel and attractions, budgeting, shopping, coupons, and answers from the experts, other moms.”
  20. Family Corner, The – provides no-nonsense help to families of all sizes. Not only are relationships covered, but gardening help, contests, and more fun stuff. The site is updated daily,
  21. Family Resouce Online
  22. – “Plan the perfect family reunion.”
  23. Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson
  24. Foundation for Grandparenting, The – site contains articles for grandparents, research study abstracts, networking information, links to related sites, and more.
  25. Gathered Again – “We have the best family reunion ideas including: family reunion t-shirts, games, invitations and themes ideas. Stop by if you’re planning a family reunion!”
  26. Good Parents – Whether your family is coping with alcoholism or grieving the loss of a loved one, the Canadian Parents site offers help. Parenting may be tough, but you don’t have to be alone.
  27. Grandparent’s Web – This site for grandparents offers articles on child discipline, the generation gap, family visits, when your children divorce, bonding, and more.
  28. Idea Box – a site for parents of young children. Features ideas for education, activities, message boards, and more.
  29. International Adoption Consultants
  30. KidSource Online
  31. Kid’s Space
  32. Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
  33. LifeMatters
  34. MomWhoThink – “It’s our intent to have a really deep site to help families in everyday life. We have over a thousand recipes, and also parenting, kids activities, and celebrations content like birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
  35. – “ is the easiest way to stay in touch with your family and friends using the Internet.”
  36. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – NCMEC has built an online network, including 48 state clearinghouses and law enforcement in six other countries, disseminating images, leads, sightings, case analysis and information.
  37. The Natural Child Project – “parenting for the 21st century.”
  38. New Homemaker, The – site by women and men who’ve chosen to stay at home to work and raise children, and are reinventing and reviving lost household arts. Resources for cleaning and crafts, health and thrift, childcare and elder care.
  39. Parenting of K-6 Children
  40. Pregnancy and Parenting: For Today’s Mom
  41. – If you think that children have a lot to gain from the Web but you are not sure how to keep them safe online, check out A long list of safety-related articles, along with kid-safe sites.
  42. Study Guide for Student Drivers – a free and interactive web site originally designed for teens preparing for their drivers license. However is can be a useful refresher for anyone that has a drivers license.
  43. Surfing the Net with Kids – Parent’s guide to best kid sites for kids of all ages.
  44. TeenCentral – At this site teens can share their thoughts, concerns, anxieties, and experiences with other teens, and they can do this anonymously and safely.
  45. – “Progressive parenting for the net generation.”
  46. U.S. Immigration: A How to for International Adoptions – “Great resource on international adoption and immigration. Provides overview of the immigration adoption process and collection of resources for guidance.”
  47. The Whole Child – site provides the ABC’s of child development for parents and early care providers.
  48. Working Moms’ Internet Refuge – a light and lively support group for those afflicted with the dual dreads of work and family
  49. Working Parents – links to parenting, careers, money, education, parties and more.

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