adoption

Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Author: 
Sherrie Eldridge
ISBN: 
0972624430

A book on grief and loss of the birth parent and support and love from the adopted parent.

National Adoption Awareness Month

11/01/2008 - 00:01
11/30/2008 - 23:59
US/Mountain

November is National Adoption Awareness Month!

Thinking of Adoption.com

Founded by adoptive parents, this site is a resource to help others determine whether adoption is right for them.

Everything for Adoption

Article discussing how trauma is found within adoption and offers methods for helping and coping.

The Adoption Exchange

Address 1: 
14232 East Evans Avenue
City: 
Aurora
State/Province: 
CO
ZIP/Post Code: 
80014
Phone: 
(303) 755-4756

From the Adoption Exchange Website:

The Adoption Exchange is a non-profit 501(c)(3) child welfare organization founded in 1983 to work for safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. Initially an exchange point for caseworkers to discuss placement of children with families seeking to adopt in the Rocky Mountain region, the organization has grown considerably over the years and now impacts national trends in child welfare, employs over fifty paid staff and counts on scores of volunteers to carry out its mission.

Attaching in Adoption

Author: 
Deborah D. Gray
ISBN: 
0944934293

An exploration of attachment and the challenges parents may have with adopted children.

A Love Like No Other-Stories From Adoptive Parents

Author: 
Pamela Kruger
Jill Smolowe
ISBN: 
1573223166

The essays in this book are beautifully written. They will suprise you but may also make you reach for a tissue. Each story brings insight--using personal experiences to discuss the love of a parent.

Adoptive and non-adoptive parents will find themselves engaged.

Adams County Social Services-Adoption Services

Address 1: 
450 South 4th Avenue
City: 
Brighton
State/Province: 
Colorado
ZIP/Post Code: 
80601
Phone: 
303.412.5252

When a parent/child relationship is severed, either voluntarily or through court action, adoption staff develop and implement a permanency plan for the child. These workers recruit, study and approve adoptive families, including relatives and foster parents, educate prospective adoptive parents, place children in adoptive homes and work with the child/adoptive parents until and sometimes after the adoption has been finalized. Children in need of adoption are those who have been in families served by child protection, are often older, handicapped, minority, or in sibling groups.