Links/Resources

Adoption Resources

Creating a Family is a nonprofit providing unbiased accurate education and support for infertility and adoption.

MothertoBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Tapestry Books is a website specializing in adoption books, including both adoption classics and cutting edge information on adoption issues.

NCFA’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birthparents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.

The North American Council on Adopted Children is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them. Through advocacy, education, adoption support, and leadership development in the U.S. and Canada, NACAC helps to reform systems, alter viewpoints, and change lives. We offer the following services: Advocacy, Education, Parent Leadership Capacity Building, and Adoption Support.

Bridge Communications offers education and guidance in areas of transracial adoption and diversity awareness / acceptance.

The Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys is a national association of approximately 340 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law. The Academy’s work includes promoting the reform of adoption laws and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices.

Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad, and many families in other countries adopt U.S. children. Intercountry adoption is governed by both the laws of the country in which the child lives, and the country in which the adoptive parents live. Under U.S. law, there are two distinct intercountry adoption processes: the Hague Convention process and the non-Hague Convention process. Which process a family will follow will depend on whether or not the other country involved is also a party to the Hague Convention. In this website, families will be guided through and have their questions answered about these processes.

Whether you are an attorney, social worker, or prospective adoptive, South Carolina Adoption Law and Practice is an invaluable resource. Order your copy HERE.

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) is a 501(c)(3) organization created for the sole purpose of the accreditation, approval, monitoring and oversight of adoption service providers providing intercountry adoption services.  IAAME is operated by staff with extensive experience in providing child welfare services, administering child welfare standards, contracting, licensing, monitoring, and domestic adoption services.

Assisted Reproduction Resources

ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

The Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys is a credentialed, professional organization dedicated to the advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction and to the protection of the interests of all parties, including the children, involved in assisted reproductive technology matters.

Creating a Family is a nonprofit providing unbiased accurate education and support for infertility and adoption.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.

Birth Mother Resources and Organizations

After years and years of grief, loss and depression, one woman started to write and share her experiences and overtime a small community of birth mothers and friends gathered and started to share a voice. Knee to Knee, LLC is a result of this small group of women.

An organization and website that provides peer counseling, support, encouragement, and friendship to birth moms as well as pregnant women considering adoption.

BraveLove’s mission is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative, and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family for adoption.”

Raising awareness about the option of adoption and providing support to expectant mothers considering their options.

Reframing Adoption: A Christian-based birthmother grief recover handbook by Sharon Fox.

Heart of a Birth Mom: A post-placement Bible Study.

Birth Parent’s Guide to Grief: A 12-Step Process

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