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Twenty years ago, our founders recognized the importance of post-placement care for birthparents. Today, On Your Feet Foundation is recognized as the leader in comprehensive post-placement support for birthparents, a demographic that has historically been under-served within the adoption community. We do this through case management, access to adoption-competent therapy, therapeutic retreats, education and counseling grants, adoption education and community-building. Learn more and find support.

  • Retreats held since 2005


  • Grants Awarded Since 2015


  • Dollars Awarded since 2015


  • Birthparents Accessing Services in 2021


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Unregulated custody transfer, often referred to as 'rehoming', is the practice of adoptive parents transferring custody of a child to another individual or family without the involvement of the child welfare or other appropriate systems. On June 29th, Kirsta Bowman joins us to speak at Activism in Adoption about the ethical issues surrounding re-homing adoptees, and the role social media plays in the re-homing process. We had the opportunity to interview her about how she began harnessing the power of social media to shine a light on this practice.

Introducing Jennifer and Julia, two of our newest interns for the Spring Semester.

Author and Birthmother Candace Cahill, whose book, Goodbye Again: A Memoir, is coming out in November 2022, discusses why Mother's Day and Birthmother's Day can be so fraught, for so many people, and offers some sage advice on how to cope.

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