Online Resources

www.adoptawvchild.org
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources website contains more information on adoption in West Virginia, as well as a state photo listing of children awaiting adoption.

www.wboy.com
WBOY news films a segment called Finding a Family to recruit forever families for children who are legally eligible for adoption.

www.adoptuskids.org
AdoptUsKids website features a national registry of children awaiting adoption.

https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption website contains a wealth of information about adoption, as well as free adoption PR materials. The Dave Thomas Foundation also sponsors A Home for the Holidays program.

www.fosterparentsrock.org                                                                                                             The mission of the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families is to inspire, inform, and support individuals and families caring for children touched by foster care and adoption.

www.adoptiontaxcredit.org
The adoption tax credit is an effort of a national collaboration of organizations and individuals called the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group.

www.brookdalefoundation.org
The Brookedale Foundation’s Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) encourages and promotes the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting.

www.wvseniorservices.gov
The WV Bureau of Senior Services is a cabinet-level agency within state government and acts as the lead entity for programs serving older West Virginians. For more information, please visit http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/ helps you find public benefits near you.

www.childrensdefense.org
Children’s Defense Fund

http://ext.wvu.edu/
The web page for Extension Services

www.grandparentsforchildren.org
Grandparents for Children’s Rights

www.grandfamiliesofamerica.com
Grandfamilies of America

Legal Resources

www.wvbar.org
The Lawyer Referral Service at the State Bar will refer you to a lawyer who will discuss your situation with you for up to one-half hour for no more than 25.00. Call 1-304-558-7991.

www.lawv.net
Legal Aid of West Virginia provides legal assistance.

http://www.courtswv.gov/
The web page for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

http://www.law.wvu.edu/
WVU Clinical Law Program. Information about free services offered by third year law students at WVU.

www.abanet.org/child/home.html
American Bar Association Center on Children and Law. Contains a section on Child Welfare law tips.

www.abanet.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=WV
American Bar Association Lawyer Referral Directory Service Benefit Resources

http://www.dhhr.wv.gov
Apply online for some benefits offered by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

www.aarp.org/quicklink
AARP quickLINK is a complete a screening tool to learn what benefits you MAY be eligible for.