Links/Resources

Adoption Resources

Creating a Family

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

Mother To Baby

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.

Perspectives Press

Perspectives Press is a website specializing in books about adoption.

Tapestry Books

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

National Council for Adoption

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.

North American Council on Adopted Children

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, Inc.

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

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

The American Academy of Adoption 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.

United States Department of State - Hague Adoptions

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.

South Carolina Adoption Law and Practice, A Guide for Attorneys, Certified Investigators, and Families

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

Assisted Reproduction Resources

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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.

American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Attorneys

The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) 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

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

Resolve

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

Birth Mom Buds

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

BraveLove

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.”

Talk About Adoption

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

Three Strands

Three Strands exists to love, serve, and lock arms with a BirthMom, through a community of BirthMoms, Adoptive Moms, and older Adopted Children.  We begin with the delivery of Three Strands Bags to the hospital!”

Post Placement Books

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