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The Adoption Information Center serves as a clearinghouse in every area of adoption by providing adoption information and referral services to adoptive parents, adult adoptee, birth relatives, pregnant woman and other adoption and foster care professionals, seeking answers to question about adoption.

Our statewide services now include a Specialized Adoption Lending Library. The Resource Library provides FREE curricula and adoption related resource materials on a LOANED basis, to support groups, agencies and professionals that provide adoption and foster care services.

Our goal is to keep you informed and assist you in doing your job even better.

If you would like to be added to our Mailing List please contact us.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 9 PM

Call:       Toll Free: 1-800-96-ADOPT

E-mail:   adoptionlibrary@danielkids.org

Fax:       1-904-353-3472 

Write:     Florida's Adoption Information Center
Resource Library
4203 Southpoint Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida, 32216
 
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Check Outs Can Be Facilitated By:

         Adoption Agencies

         Adoption Attorneys

         Adoption/Foster Care Support Groups

         Community Based Care Agencies

         Department of Children and Families

         Family Planning/Crisis Pregnancy Centers

         Guardian Ad Litem Programs

         Hospitals

         Libraries

         Maternity Homes

         Mental Health Professionals

         Schools and Colleges

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         Identify the items that you would like to borrow from the Catalog:

o        Request a Catalog by Mail

 

         Contact Florida's Adoption Information Center.

o        Call 1-800-96-ADOPT

o        Email adoptionlibrary@danielkids.org

o        Fax 1-904-353-3472

o        Write  Florida's Adoption Information Center
            Resource Library
            4203 Southpoint Boulevard
            Jacksonville, Florida 32216

         We will pay to ship the item(s) to your door.

         The items are available for a 4-week loan period.

         You will pay to ship the items back to the Library.

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         Adoption Disruption & Dissolution - predicting, preventing, managing, legal issues

         Adoption Finalization - ceremonies and rituals, legal aspects, name changes

         Adoption Professionals - ethics, role, mission

         Adoption Support Programs - maintenance and medical subsidies, Medicaid, tax benefits, FMLA, non-recurring expenses, college tuition waiver

         Adoptive Parent Issues - fertility resolution

         Attachment - disorders, parenting techniques to foster

         Child Specific Recruitment - tips on photography, writing child biographies

         Child Welfare Impact on Adoption - history, heroes, milestones

         Community Response - engaging corporate community, general inquires, child specific inquires, use of volunteers

         Critical Adoption Legislation - MEPA, ICWA, ASFA, ICPC, ICAMA

         Daily Parenting - child development, sibling rivalry, positive parenting

         Different Types of Adoption - independent, international, special needs

         Disclosure - legal issues, child and family issues

         Effects of In-utero Exposure -  parenting techniques, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, domestic violence, stress, lack of pre-natal care

         Emotional and Mental Illness - disorders, parenting techniques to foster

         Emotions of Adoption - grief, loss, healing

         Expanding Public Thinking - older child adoption, adult adoption, disabled children, large family

         Foster Parent Adoption - unique needs and benefits

         Importance of Background History - medical, genetic, placement, child engagement

         Matching & Linking Families & Children - long distance placement, child engagement

         Media and Adoption Event Planning - understanding the media, waiting child article, public service announcements

         Openness in Adoption - history, advocacy, legal

         Post Adoption - support and assistance

         Relative Adoption - stepparent, kinship, unique needs and benefits

         Respite - formal, informal

         Search and Reunion - legal, emotional

         Specialized Parenting Needs - sexual safety, behavior modification, Anger

         Worker Practice and Skill Training - understanding abuse and neglect, family assessment, child assessment, linking, placement dynamics

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          At this time, only residents of Florida are able to check out items from the Lending Library.

  • Check-outs can be facilitated by

o        Adoption Agencies

o        Adoption Attorneys

o        Adoption/Foster Care Support Groups

o        Community Based Care Agencies

o        Department of Children and Families

o        Family Planning/Crisis Pregnancy Centers

o        Guardian Ad Litem Programs

o        Hospitals

o        Libraries

o        Maternity Homes

o        Mental Health Professionals

o        Schools and Colleges

         Identify the items that you would like borrow from the Catalog.

o        Request a Catalog by Mail

         Contact Floridaís Adoption Information Center

o        CALL 1-800-96-ADOPT

o        FAX 1-904-353-3472

o        E-MAIL adoptionlibrary@danielkids.org

o        Write  Florida's Adoption Information Center
            Resource Library
            4203 Southpoint Boulevard
            Jacksonville, Florida 32216
  • We will pay to ship the items to your door.
  • The items are available for a 4-week loan period. If you need an extension please call to make arrangements.

         Retain all packaging for the return of items borrowed. Be sure to affix the return label provided.

         You will pay to ship the items back to the Library.

         When returning items be sure to include all guides, cases and workbooks that were provided.

         Materials should be returned in the same condition you received them.

         When borrowing items from the Library you agree to be financially responsible for all materials that are lost, damaged or mutilated.   

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The Library welcomes and appreciates your tax deductible donation of both new and pre-owned materials.  All materials must meet the same standards that our purchased items do. Inclusion in the Library is subject to both content and the Library Coordinator's discretion.

If you have resource materials that you would like to donate, please contact the Library Staff or drop off your donations at the Library directly.

Florida's Adoption Information Center
Resource Library
4203 Southpoint Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

 

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