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Adoption Professionals

Important Links

Supportive Resources for Adoption Professionals

  • Promote honesty, openness and respect for family connections in adoption, foster care and assisted reproduction. We provide education for our members and professional communities about the lifelong process of adoption. We advocate legislation that will grant every individual access to information about his or her family and heritage.

  • Birthmother Bridge Ministries is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping birth mothers of adopted children and honoring their loving decision to place their babies for adoption. We will provide opportunities for birthmothers to network with other birthmothers through weekend retreats as well as offer counseling and mentoring. We want birthmothers to know and trust that we care about them after the placement of their child.

  • CUB provides support for all family members separated by adoption; resources to help prevent unnecessary family separations; education about the life-long impact on all who are affected by adoption; and advocates for fair and ethical adoption laws, policies, and practices.



  • Sam’s Sister (children’s book)

    Bond, Juliette C.

  • The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

    Fessler, Ann

  • Birthmothers: Women Who Have Relinquished Babies for Adoption Tell Their Story

    Jones, Merry Bloch

  • Find a Stranger Say Goodbye (young adult book about birthparent search)

    Lowry, Lois

  • Saying Goodbye to a Baby: The Birthparent's Guide to Loss & Grief in Adoption (Saying Goodbye to a Baby Vol. 1)

    Roles, Patricia

  • Saying Goodbye to a Baby: A Counselor's Guide to Birthparent Loss and Grief in Adoption (Saying Goodbye to a Baby Vol. 2)

    Roles, Patricia

  • Dear Birthmother

    Silber, Kathleen & Speedlin, Phyllis

  • MotherBridge of Love (Children’s book)



  • Offers web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them. Offers adoption professionals tools, webinars, courses, and opportunities to earn CEUs.

  • Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always our primary client. In order to best serve children's needs, we provide not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race.

Adoption-Competent Therapists

Please connect with On Your Feet Foundation Case Managers to find out about Adoption-Competent Therapists in your area.

Birthparent Support Groups

Please connect with On Your Feet Foundation Case Managers to find out if there are any local support groups in your area. Or, try clicking on the following links:


On Your Feet has worked with adoption professionals, social workers and birthparents to create materials to help guide you in providing the best possible post-placement care.

  • 10 things to remember when caring for expectant parents considering adoption.

  • Our outreach training program is available to adoption professionals to use when training hospital staff. We are also happy to provide staff to run the training at agencies and local hospitals. Please contact us for more information.

  • Description of Programs and Services which may be printed and shared with birthparents after an adoption has been finalized.

  • For birthmothers (not expectant mothers considering adoption), this handout should be included in a birthmother's hospital discharge papers. It includes resources such as On Your Feet's Birthparent Case Manager contact information, birthmom support groups, postpartum support resources and more. *For non-state specific, only print pages 1 and 2.

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