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Birthmother Support
Birthmother Online Support Groups Articles and studies about adoption

Families Seeking to Adopt
A list of our prospective adopting families with photo's and links to their adoption web sites. All of the families on our site have a completed homestudy completed by a licensed adoption agency

Adoption Resources
Listings of adoption related organizations, open adoption agencies, facilitators, lawyers and professionals for birthparents, adoptive families, and adoptees.

About us
How and why we started our web site, and our own open adoption journey

Contact us
Contact Information
Feedback forms.

Site Map
A Directory and listing of all of the catagories and pages on our site


Adoption Events
A list of open adoption workshops, support groups, and seminars occurring nationwide for adoptive families, adoptee's and birthparent's

Linking To Our Site
Instructions on...
How adoptive parent's can get listed with us
Building and Hositing Your Adoption Site
How to become a featured family
How to become a sponsored link

Adoption Books
A list of adoption reading materialfor..
Open Adoption
Birthmothers
Adoptive Parent's
Childrens Books
Adoptees
Interracial Adoption
Gay Parenting and Adoption
Special Needs Adoption

Adoption Dictionary
(definition of adoption terms)
List of adoption legal terms and language.
Support links to goverment adoption sites.


blue bulletOpen Adoption - An Introduction
The Information on this page was provided by The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Adoption Agencies Specilizing in
Open Adoption
List of adoption agencies in the United States specializing and practicing solely in open adoptions.

Listing open adoption events, workshop's, adoption support groups, seminars, conferences, and
links, aimed at the needs of Birthmothers, Adoptive Families and Adoptees

Adoption Links
A list of adoption related links

Support Groups - 2006

Cooperative Adoption Consulting...
was established by Ellen Roseman in 1980 to assist birthparents, couples and singles in the open adoption process. Independent and agency adoptions are facilitated in an educational atmosphere which is also supportive and nurturing. Ellen has helped facilitate between 1600 and 1700 infant and older child adoption placements. Cooperative Adoption is one of the orignial pioneers and advocate for open adoptions. Ellen runs a monthly support group meetings. information.

Lifemothers.com
This lifemother (birthmother) support and information site was created by Skye Hardwick a lifemother and writer for Adoption Today Magazine as well as other involvements in the adoption community. Lifemothers.com offers support, resources and compassion to all birthmoms. A BEAUTIFUL site! information

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. Information

Adoption Connection - Northern California Chapter
If you're ready to begin or have started the adoption process, you'll find an adoption support group invaluable.  You'll receive lots of information and support.  Groups meet weekly for 8 weeks. Information.

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. Information

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

The Adoption Web Ring
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. Information

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

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




Adoption Workshops - 2006

Upcoming workshop

NEW! Internet Outreach (Northern California)
How to use the web to connect with a Birthmother
More and more prospective birth families are finding adoptive families through the internet. In this workshop find out how search engines work, step-by-step instructions on how to get your website "live" and find ways to improve your site's ranking. Facilitated by Debbie Weeks, creator of www.adoptionopen.com and an adoptive mom.s M>
To sign up contact: Leah G. Sheldon
Coordinator of Adoptive Parent Services Adoption Connection (415) 359-2492

Adoption Connection - California - Nationwide Services
Since 1985 Adoption Connection, a non-profit licensed adoption agency, has been providing Northern California with comprehensive adoption services. We have placed over 800 children in adoptive homes. Our program is designed to meet the needs of the adoptive parents, birthparents and adoptees by providing a wide range of educational and counseling services. Adoption Connection welcomes couples and individuals of all ages, religions, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations.


RESOLVE - Northern California Chapter- Nationwide Services
RESOLVE provides timely, compassionate, and informed assistance to people who are experiencing the infertility crisis or who have had difficulty building their families. RESOLVE also works to increase the visibility of infertility issues via concerted advocacy and public education. Upcoming workshops.


Friends in Adoption - Get Acquainted Workshops - Middletown Spring, Vermont
Located in Vermont Friends in Adoption is a non-profit, non-traditional, licensed agency whose goal is to help people make informed decisions concerning adoption. FIA works with both those interested in adopting and with pregant women/couples considering placing their children with adoptive families. Upcoming workshops


Post-Adoption - Northern California- Nationwide Services
These special workshops are for couples and single parents who have recently adopted children and are beginning to deal with some of the early issues of adoption. The premise of these workshops is that adoption can be a healthy way to create a family. Therefore the model is educational.  Groups include time for discussion and questions. Upcoming workshops.

Pact - Oakland California
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization begun by two adoptive parents in 1991, Pact has developed a national reputation for excellence in serving all members of the adoption triad. Each year, Pact offers educational events attended by more than 1500 individuals, provides - free of charge - over 1000 crisis consultations to birth parents, and consults with hundreds of potential adoptive parents. Top priority is given to programs especially designed to support and inform adopted children and adopted adults of color. As Pact's national prominence grows, our ability to meet the needs of all members of the triad increases. Upcoming workshops

Adoption Support
Groups - 2006
Adoption From The Heart
Adoption Connection
Friends in Adoption
NACAC Parent Support Groups
The Barker Foundation
The Adoption Web Ring
The Birthmother Tree



Adoption Workshops, Seminars, & Events- 2006
Adoption Connection
The Cradle
American Adoption Congress
Friends in Adoption
RESOLVE
Pact
Our Family Coalition
Post Adoptions
American Adoptions
OpenAdopt


Adoption Online
Resources - 2006
Adoption Open
YahoohBirthmother Support Group
MSN Birthmother Support Group
American Adoption Congress-
Council for Equal Rights in Adoption
Cyndi's List
Adoption Crossroads
Books for Birthmothers
Insight
Adoption Connection
Resolve
Bastard Nation
CoopAdopt - Adoption Facilitator
Jane Kemp - outreach
Dave Thomas Foundation
Rebekah Children's Services

Family Coalition
Adoption Quotes


Canadian Adoption Resources
Adoption Options (Canada)
Canada Adopts (Canada)


Online Support
YahoohBirthmother Support Group
MSN Birthmother Support Group


Open Adoption Agencies & Attourneys
Adoption Connection
Adam & Romer Law Offices
Friends in Adoption
Adoption Options (Canada)
Canada Adopts (Canada)
Adoption From the Heart
American Adoption
Spence and Chapin
Open Adopt


Foster Adoption
Rebekah Children's Services

Adoption Professionals & Facilitation
CoopAdopt - Adoption Facilitator
Jane Kemp - outreach


Adoption Advocacy Groups
Dave Thomas Foundation
American Adoption Congress
Proud Parenting
Family Coalition
Council for Equal Rights in Adoption
Cyndi's List
Resolve
Adoption From the Heart
Adoption Crossroads
Bastard Nation
Insight
PACT

Adoption Services
Adoption Open
Kinderstart
Tapestry
Adoption Open
Dearbirthmother
Adoption Quotes