Helpful Adoption Resources



Website Recommendations

Adoption Learning Partners

Offers interactive, e-learning courses designed to increase each person's understanding of the joys and challenges of adoption

CTIS Pregnancy Risk Information Line

A statewide service operated by the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) and Clinical Research Program. Teratology is the study of birth defects caused by exposures during pregnancy. The CTIS hotline: 1-800-532-3749

Reduces the financial burden of adoption for families by awarding grants up to $15,000.

Adoptive Families

The online adoption and parenting guide, has provided trusted adoption information and inspiration to families for over 30 years.

Orphan Doctor

Developed by Dr. Jane Aronson, a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine, this Web site is designed to educate families hoping to adopt children both domestically and internationally—about anything from pre-adoption counseling to long-term developmental issues and concerns.

Our Family Coalition

A Northern California organization that advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. Our Family Coalition seeks to create an inclusive and just world where all LGBTQ families with children have visibility and opportunities to thrive as valued participants in our schools, institutions, and communities.

Tapestry Book Company

Specializes in the distribution of hundreds of adoption-related books for adults and children alike.

Books We Love

The Third Choice: A Woman's Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption
By Leslie Foge and Gail Mosconi

Dear Birthmother: Thank You for Our Baby
By Kathleen Silber abd Phylis Speedlin

Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open Adoption
By Micky Duxbury

The Kid, What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
By Dan Savage

Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America
By Adam Pertman

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