Needless to say, a listing on the whiteoakfoundation.org Web site in no way constitutes an endorsement of that organization or entity by the White Oak Foundation. In fact, there are a number of organizations listed herein that we would not endorse at all! But they're here as a resource to those searching in Illinois as well as those considering adoption who have unintentionally stumbled onto this site.
Oak Foundation is a 501c3 Illinois not-for-profit corporation. Currently, White
Oak's Board of Directors is comprised of two adoptees
a reunited birth
mother, and our Executive Director is
the daughter of an adoptee as well as the biological mother of one.
this website will prove to be a
If you have any questions about the White Oak website and the services we provide to the Illinois adoption community or are in need of search assistance, please e-mail or call us.
White Oak Home Page:
"Old Oak Tree" at http://ixquick.com/
About White Oak Page: "Cornfield" at www.multimedia.alltheweb.com/
Search Assistance Page: "Me and Doughey" (personal graphics collection; picture donated by Lizz Hutchison)
"Derby Spectator, June 1923 at art.com
What Do You Do When You Have a Name? Page: "Birth Certificate," at www.corbis.com
Reconnecting Page: "Tango" at http://performingarts.net/Alberti/toleando.html
Making Initial Contact by Phone Page: "Woman Talking on the Phone, c. 1917" at www.glenbow.org/
Making Initial Contact by Letter Page: "Woman Writing Letter" at http://web.altavista.com
Making Initial Contact Through an Intermediary Page: "Uncommon Heroes" at www.du.edu/gssw/bortz.htm
The Initial Meeting Page: "Hug" at www.rattlebrain.com/~teachme/famhist.html
FAQ Page: "Hands Raised" at www.wvu.edu/
Illinois Resources Page: "Illinois" at www.carlinville.macoupin.k12.il.us/west/klaus/dig/htm
Adoption Agencies Page: "Girls' Section, St. Vincent's Orphanage, 1870" at www.brisbane-stories.powerup.com
Support & Advocacy Page: "Drew Shimkus at Catholic Charities" by Colleen Dougher-Telcik at www.clo-sfl.com/news/stories/adopt.htm
Internet Resources Page: "Surfers at Venice Beach" at www.vogie.com/
Outreach Program Page: "The Cyclone" at www.astroland.com/
Referral Services Page: "Boy Gets Directions," at www.multimedia.alltheweb.com/
Research & Education Page: "Old Law Library" at www.law.nyu.edu
Legislative Reform Page: "Signing of the Adoption Registry Bill," (personal graphics library; pictured from left to right are: IL State Rep Sara Feigenholtz, White Oak's Executive Director, Melisha Mitchell, and former Illinois Governor George Ryan).
U.S. Adoptions Statutes at a Glance Page and sub-sections: All color-coded maps were created by White Oak's Executive Director, Melisha Mitchell, and are the property of the White Oak Foundation.
History of Illinois Adoption Page: "Sarah Polk and Her Adopted Daughter circa 1890," purchased from Corbis.com
Donations Page: "Benjamin Franklin" at http://ixquick.com/
Page: "The Ideal Maternity Home," (Nova Scotia, Canada, 1942) at
Website Info Page: "Melisha Mitchell" (photograph of Melisha Mitchell ©2012 by Melisha Mitchell), photos of board members by David Ormsby, and "River Rafting" at www.mangot.com
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