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Adoptive Parents

Important Links

Supportive Resources for Adoptive Parents



  • 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

  • Dear Birthmother

    Silber, Kathleen & Speedlin, Phyllis

  • MotherBridge of Love (Children’s book)


  • Attaching in Adoption

    Gray, Deborah

  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew

    Eldridge, Sherrie


  • Offers web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them. In addition, Adoption Learning Partners offers adoptive parents an online search tool to locate resources.

  • Geared as a resource for adopted teens to discover, connect and share their voice. The Beat celebrates the diversity of adoption, offer adoption & identity resources, and share stories about adoptee's in the media. You can connect with other adopted teens through our social media pages.

  • 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.

Birthfamily Search and Reunion

Adoption-Competent Therapists

Please connect with OYFF Casemanagers to find out about Adoption-Competent Therapists in your area.

Social Media Groups

  • North suburban Chicago Parents of of Adopted Special Needs Kids
  • Transracial Adoption Chicago
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