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About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 2001, On Your Feet Foundation was the first organization dedicated to providing comprehensive post-placement care for birthparents. Recognizing the lack of available resources, members of the triad came together to meet birthparents where they are, helping them achieve their goals by developing programs and tools to acknowledge and address the grief and trauma of placement.

Today, On Your Feet Foundation celebrates twenty years of service to the birthparent community and continues to be one of the only independent, non-profit organizations dedicated to providing birthparents with comprehensive case management services, grants for adoption-competent counseling, tuition, and emergency rent assistance, as well as running online communities, support groups, and birthmom-facilitated in-person and virtual retreats for birthmoms in the US and beyond.

We HONOR the choice of birthparents to place their child for adoption. We EDUCATE others about the challenges facing birthparents. We EMPOWER all of our clients by connecting them with resources, services and community.

On Your Feet Foundation's board of directors, staff, advisory and auxiliary boards include birthparents, adoptive parents (both domestic and international), adoptees and adoption professionals. Our clients have placed in open adoptions, closed adoptions, transracial adoptions, and with same-sex couples. They are parenting other children, are survivors of domestic violence, have had their parental rights terminated, have placed with family members, and are adoptees themselves.

On Your Feet Foundation is committed to fostering a community that celebrates the uniquely individual experiences that have brought each of us to adoption. We strive to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive space in order to create a culture of safety and belonging for all of our stakeholders, one in which each voice is valued and heard.

On Your Feet Foundation (OYFF) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing post-placement support and services to birthparents who have placed a child for adoption. OYFF is not affiliated with any adoption agency, attorney or consultant and does not partner with adoption agencies, attorneys, or consultants.

Thank you for recognizing the importance of post-placement support: