Below are some links that might help you locate potential settings. They might also help you estimate the number of potential settings so you can calculate aspects of Adoption. Links are grouped by the type of setting.
Schools and Child Care Providers
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Search for Public Schools
- Search for Private Schools
- Search for Schools, Colleges, Libraries
- Child Care Aware
The following two companies and websites collect and sell information about businesses, primarily for mailing list purposes. Their websites allow you to selects businesses according to location (ZIP, area code, MSA, etc.), type of business, company name, corporate/site information, and size of business (number of employees or by annual sales). You can generate, view and print lists of company names.
These can be useful starting places, but they charge a fee for mailing lists and phone numbers. Also, the information might be outdated and incomplete because it is difficult to track business activity. In other words, businesses open, close, and relocate without notifying the companies that provide the data.
- Health Care Organizations
- Better Business Bureau (Search on Clinic)
Better Business Bureau
Links to State and Local Government
General search tools (can be used for any of categories 1-5 above)
Phone Directories (Search e.g., Church, Synagogue, or Mosque; hospitals or physicians; child care or day care)
See the Links page to easily access other online data sources.