(and other family members)
This page contains access to articles, contact information, book recommendations, and other useful tools to help out adoptive parents and their families and friends, no matter who you are and where you are in the process.
WHO IS AN ADOPTIVE PARENT
An adoptive parent (AP) is anybody who is in the process of adopting or has already adopted. An AP can be male, female, or non-binary. They can be married, in a relationship, divorced, widowed, or single. They can be straight, gay, lesbian, queer, trans, or not identify with any of those things. An AP is somebody who loves children, wants to build a family, and is ready for the hard work of parenting. Click on the button below to learn more.
WHAT IS ADOPTION
Adoption is a legal framework that permanently severs a child's ties with their biological family (or, in the case of step-parent adoption, with part of their biological family) and creates a new legal parent-child relationship. Click the button below to learn more about the world of adoption.
WHERE CAN I FIND HELP
You can find help online, in paper form, or from other people. There are libraries of books and blogs that can point you in the right direction. Click the button below to find information that will be helpful to you.
HOW TO HELP THE ADOPTIVE PARENT IN YOUR LIFE
If you have a family member, friend, or coworker who is part of the adoption triad (adoptive parents + adoptees + birth parents = adoption triad) and you want to find out how to help, click on the button below. And thank you for supporting the people in your life who may really need it!