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Visit our families who have sucessfully built their families through open adoption.

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What is Open Adoption
What is open adoption. What is the history of open adoption in the United States.

Our Waiting Families
Visit our waiting families who are seeking to adopt through open adoption.

Recent Adoptions
Visit our families who have successfully built their families through open adoption.

Resources & Links
Our birthmother and family resource page is filled with helpful links and articles specically for Birthmothers & birthfamilies. Support Group information, birthmother suggested reading, articles and links.

Linking Your Parent

Profile Website to us

Our linking fees and outline of how to become one of our waiting family.

Building Your Parent Profile
Do you need us to build your adoption website? Click here to about our parent profile services and sample selection.

Adoptive Familiy
Resources & Links

Our adoptive family resource page is filled with helpful links and articles specically for the adoptive family. Support Group information, open adoption suggested reading, articles and links.

Open Adoption Professionals
OA listing of Adoption Professionals, Open Adoption Agencies, Specialsits and Facilitators.

Adoptee Resources & Links
Links to Adoptee support groups, open record status links, and information.

Current Adoption Legislation
The state of our adoption laws

Adoption Terms
Definition of adoption terms commonly used in the open adoption profession.

Adoption Quotes

Famous Adoptions

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Adoption Open - AdoptionOpen.com is an informational web site for people seeking a basic knowledge of domestic open adoption.

Adoptingababy.org - A online open adoption outreach website where potential adoptive families can post a link to their profiles.

Families Like Ours - Families Like Ours (FLO) is the premier national nonprofit providing adoption resources to pre-adoptive, post adoptive, foster families and adoption professionals. Families Like Ours supports all families wishing to adopt.

Adopting.com - Everything you need to know to help you choose the path to adopting that's right for you, and if it's out there, it can be accessed from Adopting.com.

Love4Adoption - "dear birthmother" website building and linking.

Lifemothers.com - Offering support, resources, and compassion to all birthmoms.

Adoption Webring - The Adoption Ring is a public service ring dedicated to the best interests of adoption triad members. It is an ever expanding group of over 400 pages designed to allow web surfers to navigate educational adoption sites just by clicking the "Back and "Next" buttons found on each page.

Adoptionpride.com - Your first source for information on gay adoption.

Openadoptionsupport.com -The Open Adoption world has been waiting a long time for a blog that can do so much for all members of the adoption triad. Created by the "true" open adoption professionals, people like you and me, you will find blog postings from the ones who live open adoption on a daily basis, adoptive families, birthfamilies and adoptees.

On Your Feet Foundation
- On Your Feet Foundation Northern California is a newly established non-profit organization dedicated to helping birth mothers of adopted children and honoring their loving decision to place their babies for adoption.

The Birthmother Tree - A place for birthmothers to remember their loss and to heal from that loss.


Adoption Connection - Adoption Connection has completed more than 1,600 domestic adoptions since 1984. Randie Bencanann, LCSW, and Lynne Fingerman, MSW, Adoption Connection’s Co-Directors, are highly regarded and experienced professionals in the field of open adoption.

Your Open Path - The Fertility and Adoption Resource for Northern Calilfornia

Resolve - RESOLVE provides compassionate, timely, and informed assistance to people experiencing the infertility crisis or who have had difficulty building their families.

Cooperative Adoption Consulting - Cooperative Adoption Consulting was established by Ellen Roseman in 1980 to assist couples and singles in the open adoption process. Independent and agency adoptions are facilitated in an educational atmosphere which is also supportive and nurturing. If a strong family commitment is what you desire and you are ready to venture forth, Cooperative Adoption may be right for you.

Adoption from the Heart - Our support groups and educational seminars are designed specifically by AFTH for our families and birth mothers. They cover a variety of popular topics.

NACAC Database of Parent Support Groups - NACAC's parent group database contains almost 900 adoption-related support groups from across the United States and Canada. You can search the database by state or province, or by the type of group or the group's activity. The search term field allows you to enter in any information you like: contact name, group name, city, activity, etc. Please note that the parent groups listed do not necessarily reflect NACAC's positions or policies.

The Barker Foundation - The Barker Foundation offers information, Support and Services to the Adoption Community. Support Groups for Birth Parents, Adopted Persons.

Friends in Adoption - Pregnant women/couples and prospective adoptive families receive support and understanding from Friends in Adoption. Regardless of your decision.

Fostering Solutions - an independent foster care agency who are passionate about ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people in foster care.


About.com - gay support resources

Gay Scape - Adoption issues for Gays and Lesbians including sites which are not particularly gay but provide information about adoptions.

Adoptionpride.com - Your first source for information on gay adoption.

Families Like Ours - Families Like Ours (FLO) is the premier national nonprofit providing adoption resources to pre-adoptive, post adoptive, foster families and adoption professionals. Families Like Ours supports all families wishing to adopt.

Family Equality Council works at all levels of government to advance full social and legal equality on behalf of the approximately one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families raising two million children. Parenting protections, adoption, repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, health insurance reform, immigration reform, safe schools, and workplace equality are many of the issues Family Equality Council is currently working on at the state and federal level.


Adoption Options : A Fact Sheet for Families
This fact sheet provides basic information about adoption options. It focuses on the choices between domestic and intercountry adoption, domestic infant or foster care adoption, and licensed private agencies, independent adoption, or facilitated/unlicensed agencies. A description of how the placement process will vary for each type of adoption is provided, as is a list of resources.

Costs of Adopting: A Factsheet for Families
This factsheet provides cost estimates for domestic and intercountry adoptions. Agency fees, legal fees, home study expenses, and foreign country expenses are considered. The factsheet also includes information about adoption benefits, such as Federal tax credits, state tax credits, subsidies, and adoption loans and grants. A brief list of additional resources is provided.

Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements

All States permit the placement of children for adoption by agencies, either publicly sponsored agencies, such as a department of the State government, or private child- placing agencies that have been licensed by the State. These placements are known as agency adoptions. Many people choose to adopt without the involvement of an agency; these placements are known as private placements or independent adoptions. The challenge for prospective adoptive parents in a private placement is locating a child who is appropriate for their family or finding birth parents willing to place their child for adoption. Some parents choose to advertise their ...

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