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International Adoption

Central Ohio Families with Children from China (COFCC)

Represents over 200 families who are in the process of adopting or have adopted children from China in the Columbus area. They have several support groups which focus on building peer relationships with other adopted children and provide advice and awareness to others who are trying to adopt children from China.
centralohiofcc.org

Coalition of Adoptive Families (COFAF)

Provides education, access to resources and tools for adoptive families. The information and referral “WarmLine” is for parents and primary caregivers who may be struggling and need someone to talk to for information and guidance.
WarmLine: (614) 459-2833 or (614) 571-8117
coalitionofadoptivefamilies.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Education Classes

Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:

  • Active Parenting
  • Adoption Academy – collaboration with Family & Youth Law Center to provide in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions
  • ADHD Academy – for parents or caregivers of children with ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Academy – topic specific programs for parents and educators
  • Autism Teaching Strategies – for teachers
  • Basic Babysitter Training Class
  • Community Education for Diabetes
  • Parenting Your Child With Autism – for parents
  • Sibshops – for brothers and sisters of children with autism

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php

Nationwide Children’s Hospital International Adoption Clinic

Offers families a wide range of services before, during and after adoption. The clinic physicians are experienced in addressing the physical, psychological and developmental challenges facing a child born in another culture. Most insurance plans are accepted. Call for more information.
433 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43082
(614) 355-6050
nationwidechildrens.org/international-adoption-clinic

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs: Intercountry Adoption

Has information about intercountry adoption, U.S. visas and specific country information.
2201 C Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20522
(888) 407-4747
travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption.html