FRUA INC is pleased to announce that it has begun a partnership with an online learning resource focused on adoption, called Adoption Learning Partners. They are the web's largest online adoption educational resoruces.


Our partnership began with a special webinar offered as a free gift with our FRUA Fall Membership drive.


FRUA provides many resources for its members.  A mere sample of the information, networking, and education available is posted on this website.  For more complete resources (including our nation-wide directories, articles, the Family Focus Journal, a regular e-newsletter, focus topics, phone information line, regional networking, free webinars and phone-in-arrrrs (conference calls) with noted experts in various related fields, and much more) please consider becoming a member today!  It is easy, just go to 




FRUA exists to offer hope, help and community to families formed through adoption in Eastern European and Central-Western Asian countries.  Our support is multi-level, from the one-on-one contact of local adoptive families, the combined wisdom  of thousands of hours parenting adopted children, the support of regional chapters and the leadership of an all-volunteer, national board.  

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Need Support?

Here are four ways to get the support you need :

  • Call or email the FRUA help line and info email address ... if you are in a stressful situation and need support immediately: Go to  Need Help Now in the Resources section of this website.                       
  • Email your question to National FRUA at
    Fill out the contact form in the footer at the bottom of any page of this website.

    Call the National FRUA hotline at 703-560-6184.  Should you need to leave a message, someone will get back to answer your question or provide support guidance within 24 hours.

  • FRUA Chat room...get there from any page of this site, either from the highlighted help area on the right edge of the site, or go to the Community tab and scroll down to Chat.  This long-running chat room is now members-only. It has dozens of conversations going on at any given time and offers a place for FRUA members to discuss topics that are too private to share in open forums like our FRUA Facebook page.
  • FRUA Facebook page... go directly to the FRUA Facebook page from the same highlighted help area on the right, visible from any page on this website.  This is a new forum of FRUA members who discuss a wide variety of topics from family resources, chapter and local needs, to heritage and educational issues.
  • FRUA Teen Facebook page.....Just for our teens and young adults, this is a place for them to discuss the things they think about.  Registration for this area will be verified and limited to FRUA member teens and young adults.

The FRUA National Education Conference has been a world-class bargain... This periodic conference features internationally-known experts in medical, developmental and educational  areas of expertise. It addresses the challenges that our children can face and successfully overcme, as well as one-on-one networking opportunities for attendees. 


Entirely planned and executed by FRUA Education and Resource volunteers, the conference is moved about the country, allowing easier access for our membership. The last FRUA conference was held Oct. 16-17, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.  Past conferences have been held in Houston, Boston, Seattle and St. Louis. Go to the Conference tab for more information.


A date for any future FRUA conferences has not yet been set and is dependant upon the formation of a volunteer conference committee. If you are interested in serving, plesae email our Education Chair at


FRUA has educational binders and CDS of past conference sessions for sale in our FRUA Store area.







The resources listed on this website are informative only and set forth here for the use of adoptive parents. Inclusion on FRUA resource lists does not constitute an endorsement by FRUA. What works for one family may not work for another. You, as the consumer, are responsible for investigating these resources and assessing whether they might be of help to you.