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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

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List of adoption legal terms and language. Support links to goverment adoption sites.

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

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A list of open adoption support groups, occurring nationwide for birthparent's

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Organizations & Foundations
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Our List of recommended reading on adoption
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Poetry
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Voices from the heart


ADOPTION PROFESSIONALS
Adoption Facilitation
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Adam & Romer Law Offices

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Adoption Connection


REFERENCE BOOKS
Arms, Suzanne (1983). To love and let go. New York, Aldred Knopf.

Arms, Suzanne (1990). Adoption: a handful of hope. New York, Aldred Knopf.

Bowlby, John. (1980). Loss. New York: Basic Books.

Campbell, Lee (1979). Understanding the birthparent. Concerned United Birthparents.

Colgrove, M.; Bloomfield, Harold H.; and McWilliams, P. (1976). How to survive the loss of a love. New York: Bantam.

Fisher, Florence. (1973). The search for anna fisher. New York: Fawcett Crest Books.

Gediman, Judith S. and Brown, Linda P. (1991). Birth bond: reunions between birthparents and adoptees-- what happens after... Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press.

Hayford, J. (1986). I'll hold you in heaven. Healing and hope for the parent who has lost a child. Ventura, CA: Regal Books.

Ingalls, K. (1984). Living mistakes: mothers who consented to adoption. Winchester, MA: Allen & Unwin.

Krauss, P. and Goldfischer, M. (1988). Why me? Coping with grief, loss and change. New York: Bantam Books.

Kubler-Ross, E. (1975). On death and dying. New York: MacMillan.

Lifton, Betty Jean. (1989) (rev. ed.). Lost and Found. New York: Harper and Row.

Monserrat, C.; Lindsay, J. (1989). Adoption awareness, a guide for teachers, nurses, counselors, and caring others. Buena Park: Morning Glory Press.

Musser, Sandra (1979). I would have searched forever. Cape Coral, Fl: Jan Publications, a Division of ATM, Inc.

Musser, Sandra (1979). What kind of love is this? Cape Coral, Fl: Jan Publications, a Division of ATM, Inc.

Panuthos, C. and Romeo, C. (1984). Ended beginnings: healing childbearing losses. New York: Bergin and Garvey.

Roles, P. (1989). Facing teenage pregnancy. A handbook for the pregnant teen. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Roles, P. (1989). Saying goodbye to a baby; volume II--the birth parents' guide to loss and grief in adoption. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Rosenberg, E. (1992). The adoption life cycle. New York: The Free Press, A Division of Macmillan, Inc.

Schaefer, C. (1991). The other mother. New York: Soho Press, Inc. Silber, Kathleen; Speedlin, Phyllis (1983). Dear birthmother. San Antonio, TX: Corona Publishing Co.

Silverman, P. (1981). "The grief of the birthmother" Helping women cope with grief. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Sorosky, A.; Baran, A.; Pannor, R. (1984) (rev.ed.). The adoption triangle. New York: Doubleday.

Viorst, J. (1986). Necessary losses. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal.

Walsh, F. and McGoldrick, M. (1991). Living beyond loss. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Winkler, Robin C. and van Keppel, M. (1984). Relinquishing mothers in adoption. Melbourne, Australia: Institute of Family Studies.

SEARCH AND SUPPORT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Adoptee-Birthparent Support Network (ABSN) Adoptee-Birthparent Support Network (ABSN) McLean, VA
Phone:  (202) 628-4111

Adoption Triangle Ministries (ATM)
Box 1860
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Phone (813) 542-1342

ALMA Society - The ALMA Society, Inc.
P.O.Box 85
Denville, N.J. 07834

Almasociety.org
Jeanie M.Jackson,President/Registrar

American Adoption Congress
P.O. Box 42730
Washington, D.C. 20015 (202) 483-3399

Concerned United Birth Parents, Inc. (CUB)
2000 Walker Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: (515) 263-9558
board@cubirthparents.org

Independent Search Consultants (ISC)
P.O. Box 10192
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR) P.O. Box 2312
Carson City, NV 89702
Phone: (702) 882-6270

National Adoption Assistance Center (NAAC)
444 Lincoln Blvd., #107
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (612) 636-7031

Birth Fathers and their Adoption Experiences
Virtually all literature about birth parents of adopted children has focused on mothers. In this pioneering study, Gary Clapton gives us a fresh perspective: he recounts the experiences of thirty birth fathers separated from their children at birth. Link

Origins
P.O. Box 444
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (201) 251-5411

Parent Finders
Capitol Region
Box 5211, Station F
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3H5
Canada

Parenting Resources
250 El Camino Real, Suite 111
Tustin, CA 92680
Phone: (714) 669-8100

PACER
Post Adoption Center for Education and Research
2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite L
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

ARTICLES & PAPERS

Anderson, C.; Campbell, L.; Cohen, M. A. (1981). Eternal punishment of women: adoption abuse. Des Moines, IA: Concerned United Birthparents, Inc.

Baran, Annette, Reuben Pannor, and Arthur Sorosky, "Birthparents who relinquished babies for adoption revisited," Family Process, Vol. 17. No. 3, September 1978.

Baran, Annette, Reuben Pannor and Arthur Sorosky, "The lingering pain of surrendering a child," Psychology Today, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1977.

Bernstein, Rose, "Are we still stereotyping the unmarried mother?", Crisis Intervention: Selected Readings, Howard J. Farad, Editor, Family Services Association of America (c.1965). Also published in Social Work, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1960.

Blanton, T. L. (1988). Birth mother's grief: a look at the post-adoptive experience in light of open versus confidential adoption. Master's Thesis,
The University of Texas at Arlington.

Berman, L. C.; Bufferd, R. K. (1986). "Family treatment to address loss in adoptive families. Social Casework, Vol 67, No. 1, Jan. 1986.

Chapman, C.; Dorner, P.; Silber, K.; Winterberg, T. S. (1986). "Meeting the needs of the adoption triangle through open adoption: the
birthmother." Child and Adolescent Social Work, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter, 1986.

Deykin, Eva Y.; Campbell, L.; and Patti, P. (1984). "The postadoption experience of surrendering parents." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 54:2, April, 1984.

Faigel, H. (1982). "Late social and psychological after effects of pregnancy in adolescence." Journal of Adolescent Health Care, 2:3, March, 1982.

Leyne, Cynthia (1980). "Factors influencing the decision to keep or relinquish one's child." Child Psychiatry and Human Development, Vol. 11, Winter.

Millen, L.; Roll, S. (1985). "Solomon's mothers; a special case of pathological bereavement." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 55, 441-448.

Pannor, R.; Baran, A.; and Sorosky, Arthur D. (1978). "Birth parents who relinquish babies for adoption revisited." Family process. Vol. 17, No.
3. September, 1978, pp. 329-37.

Richards, K. (1970). "When biological mothers meet adopters." Child Adoption, Vol. 60.
Rynearson, Edward K. (1982). "Relinquishment and its maternal complications: a preliminary study." American Journal of Psychiatry, 139:3,
March, 1982. pp. 338-40.

Stiffler, L. H. (1991). "Adoption's impact on birthmothers: 'Can a mother forget her child?'" Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 1991, Vol. 10, No. 3, 249-259.

Watson, Kenneth W. (1986). "Birth families: living with the adoption decision." Public Welfare, 44 (2), 5-10. Spring, 1986.



References

Arms, Suzanne (1983). To love and let go. New York, Aldred Knopf.

Arms, Suzanne (1990). Adoption: a handful of hope. New York, Aldred Knopf.

Berman, L.C.; Bufferd, R.K. (1986). "Family Treatment to address loss in adoptive families. Social Casework, Vol. 67, No. 1, Jan. 1986.

Chapman, C.; Dorner, P.; Silber, K.; Winterberg, T.W. (1986). "Meeting the needs of the adoption triangle through open adoption: the birthmother." Child and Adolescent Social Work, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter, 1986.

Deykin, E.Y.; Campbell, L.; and Patti, P. (1984). "The post-adoption experience of surrendering parents." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 54:2, April, 1984.

Gediman, J.S. and Brown L.P. (1991). Birth bond: reunions birthparents and adoptees--what happens after... Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press.

Pannor, R.; Baran, A; and Sorosky, Arthur D. (1978). "Birth parents who relinquish babies for adoption revisited." Family process. Vol. 17, No. 3. September, 1979, pp. 329-37.

Panuthos, C. and Romeo C. (1984). Ended beginnings: healing childbearing losses. New York: Bergin and Garvey.

Roles, P. (1989). Saying goodbye to a baby; volume I-- the birth parents' guide to loss and grief in adoption. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Roles, P. (1989). Saying goodbye to a baby; volume II- the birth parents' guide to loss and grief in adoption. Washington, DC: Child WelfareLeague of America.

Rosenberg, E. (1992). The adoption life cycle. New York: The Free Press, A division of Macmillan, Inc.

Stiffler, L.H. (1991). "Adoption's impact on birthmothers: 'Can a mother forget her child?'" Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 1991, Vol 10, No. 3, 249-259.

Silverman, P. (1981) The grief of the birthmother... helping women cope with grief. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Sorosky, A.; Baran, A.; Pannor, R. (1984) (rev.ed.). The adoption triangle. New York: Doubleday.