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Surrogate Mother Information
Find support and encouragement from others regarding adoption.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.
Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.
Parent support group dedicated to improving all aspects of the adoption and interim (foster) care process.
Center for Adoption Policy
Extensive website providing research, analysis and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and international adoption in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Center for Adoption Support and Education
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education to everyone in the adoption community.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
A national organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.
Friends in Adoption
A non-profit, licensed adoption agency whose goal is to help people make informed decisions about adoption.
Infertility & Adoption
Providing a place of learning, growth, connection, and support to those who are or will be raising "chosen" children.
Helps people in all stages of adoption find the information and support they need to have healthy open adoption relationships.
Internal Revenue Service - Adoption Credit
You may be able to take a tax credit for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child (including a child with special needs).
Jewish parents hoping to adopt, Jewish adoption professionals, forums full of adoption information for Jewish families, an adoption registry to search for Jewish birth families, waiting kids, scriptures, poetry, family stories, and much more.
Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Organization (JAFCO)
Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, Inc. (JAFCO) is a nonprofit agency established in April 1992 providing one less obstacle in the healing process by providing a child with a familiar cultural and religious environment.
National Adoption Center
Their inspiration comes from the belief that there is no unwanted child, only unfound families. From that they provide the following free adoptive services: Public Awareness and Recruitment, Information and Referral and Publications.
National Adoption Foundation
Dedicated to providing financial assistance, services and support to families, before, during and after their adoptions are final.
National Council for Adoption
Support to both domestic and foreign efforts that ensure every child lives, grows and thrives in a safe, permanent and loving family.
New York State Adoption Services
The New York State Adoption Service is the focus of adoption services in the Division of Development and Prevention Services which is a division of The Office of Children and Family Services
PACT, An Adoption Alliance
Dedicated to providing adoption-related services to children of color, their birth parents and adoptive parents.
A community of hopeful, loving families waiting to grow through open adoption.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America.
This website provides guidance to families considering adoption and also for families of adopted children by offering books on all facets of adoption.
Donor Conception Network
A set of unique resources for parents of donor conceived children and the professionals who support them.
The Donor Sibling Registry
An article by Ellen Singer, LCSW-C, Adoption Program Specialist at The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc on "Talking with Children Conceived Through Donor Insemination, IVF with Egg Donor or Surrogacy".
Egg Donation and Surrogacy Professional Association (EDSPA):
Offers a forum for communication, education and advocacy for patients using gestational/traditional surrogacy and egg, sperm or embryo donation
Considering using an egg donor agency? Check out the posted reviews of the agencies you are contacting.
Parents via Egg Donation:
Created for parents and parents-to-be, by parents and parents-to-be to provide useful information and guidance when using an egg donor.
Embryo storage, semen store, oocyte storage, donor embryos, embryo donation, fertility preservation, administration and shipment of cryopreserved gametes, embryos & tissue.
Embryo Adoption Awareness Campaign
Videos, FAQs and stories of families who have donated and those now parenting received donated embryos.
Resources on professional, medical, legal and moral issues about embryo donations.
Miracles Waiting - Embryo Donation
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing valuable and up-to-date information on all aspects of embryo donation, as well as offering embryo donors and recipients the opportunity to find each other and allowing them the freedom to work out the details on their own terms.
National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC)
A non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the lives and dignity of human embryos by promoting, facilitating and educating about embryo donation and adoption.
Infertility Organizations that Offer Scholarships
Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc.
The ARC website seeks to be the definitive resource for potential patients and other members of the public to understand infertility and its related conditions, locate a physician and other resources for diagnosis and treatment of infertility (via IVF, ICSI, IUI etc.), become aware of the benefits, programs and services offered by ARC and its Member physicians and provide access to these offerings of ARC, called "The ARC Fertility Program"®
Bonei Olam's mission is to help couples that are experiencing infertility realize their dreams of enjoying these moments. Provides financial assistance for fertility treatments.
To bring education and understanding of fertility issues and adoption issues to the forefront and provide hope as well as financial assistance to those longing to become parents.
Helpusadopt.org - Does Not Define Family and Supports LGBT Adoptions
HelpUsAdopt was created by adoptive parents Becky and Kipp Fawcett in 2007. The Fawcetts were so grateful for the fact that they had the financial means to adopt their son Jake in 2005 that they looked to make a donation to an existing organization that would help ease another family's financial burden. However, what they found were organizations that defined family and adoption. Armed with this knowledge and their belief in family undefined, they decided to create a grant organization that does not define family or adoption --- Helpusadopt.org was born.
Helpusadopt.org is a national 501c3 financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, marital status and sexual orientation) with the costs of their adoptions (domestic, international, special needs or foster care) by awarding grants of up to $15,000.
The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID)
Offers support and help to people dealing with infertility.
PUAH Institute is comprised of individuals who are world-renowned experts in the field of fertility medicine and Jewish Law, working in tandem under the leadership of a Rabbi.
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (TQCF)
TQCF is a non profit organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility. The TQCF also provides financial assistance to families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption through the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant (Deadline for scholarship is Sept. 15, 2009 $10,000 grant for infertility or adoption). This dual approach distinguishes the foundation as the only organization of its kind in the nation.
Infertility Education & Support
The American Fertility Association (AFA):
National non-profit organization is a lifetime resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM):
Non-Profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive technologies.
A Torah Infertility Medium of Exchange (A T.I.M.E.):
Organization that offers advocacy, education, guidance, research and support through our many programs to Jewish men, women, and couples struggling with reproductive health and infertility.
Creating a Family:
A nonprofit providing education, resources, and support for those touched by infertility or adoption.
Ferre Institute provides professional education to medical providers, counselors, and other human services personnel. Individual counseling and education are also provided to patients of all ages in the Genetic Counseling, Family Building, and Prenatal Risk Programs.
Information to help you make the best, most efficient decisions about your fertility - from diagnosis to resolution.
To bring education and understanding of Fertility issues and Adoption issues to the forefront and provide hope as well as financial assistance to those longing to become parents.
National, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
Are you seeking a diagnosis or fertility treatment, are you undergoing fertility treatment now, or would you like to learn more about infertility? Let us be your guide.
Fertility LifeLinesT is a free, confidential, educational resource that provides customized information and support to people with fertility health concerns.
Infertility Answers, Inc.:
Information on third party reproduction.
An independent, registered Canadian charity which strives to provide support and information to help people make informed choices about their family-building options.
Source of articles and information about infertility.
The Fertility Advocate
Blog and resources by Pamela Madsen, a fertility educator and patient advocate.
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID):
Offers support and help to people dealing with infertility.
My Fertile Ground:
Support, advocacy, education and encouragement and much more for anyone facing infertility.
National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE):
National not- for- profit organization for persons and couples with impaired fertility.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association:
A community for women and men with infertility, providing information and support.
Rhonda Levy- Infertility Consultant:
Infertility Consultant who can provide insight to intended parents regarding clinics, treatments and options available to them to build their family.
Center For Kids
This Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.
Families Joined By Love
A unique new resource for LGBT families and supportive members of the community. We offer books, resources and a comprehensive online community for LGBT families and the professionals who work with them.
Family Pride Coalition
Through advocacy, support and educational activities, advances the well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families. Promises positive public policy for families of LGBT families. Provides written guide to starting local LGBT parenting groups.
Garden State Equality
An organizations that has had a vital role in the success of New Jersey's LGBT rights movement.
Gay Parents To Be
GayParentsToBe is an informational resource and link to gay parenting services. We strive to provide the best care for LGBTQ couples and individuals as they navigate all of the options to bring a child into the world and their homes. To better serve our LGBT community, Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT launched GayParentsToBe to more completely address the unique challenges same-sex couples and LGBT solo parents face when building their family. Our Connecticut and New York locations are supportive of gay, lesbian and transgender couples as well as individual parents by choice. Working with an established professional network, including gestational carrier (surrogate), egg donor and sperm donor agencies, we provide full service care to help you realize your dream of building a family.
Lambda Family Circle
A GLBT organization for parents and their families in NY.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy.
Providing community support for gay and lesbian members and their families.
Provides local programs to the LGBT families, extended family members in an effort to secure family equality in all 50 states.
Rainbow Families of New Jersey
An organization of families headed by parents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
All About Surrogacy (AAS):
Community of Surrogate Mothers, Intended Parents and Egg Donors that is built by the members, for the members.
The American Surrogacy Center (TASC):
Find Intended Parents, Gestational Surrogates and Egg donors while maintaining privacy.
Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy (COTS):
Providing advice, help and support to surrogates and intended parents.
Surrogate Mothers Online (SMO):
Ad postings for surrogate mothers and intended parents.
Recruits anonymous sperm donors to help others build their families.
California Cryobank, Inc.
A full service sperm bank providing a comprehensive resource for frozen donor sperm, private semen cryopreservation, and specialized reproductive services (including egg and embryo storage and artificial insemination guidance).
A global provider of human semen to healthcare professionals and their patients.
Other Helpful Sites
Leading the field in providing family-building information for future parents.
A foundation created by a strong, determined, and courageous cancer survivor, dedicated to encouraging and inspiring those battling cancer and to help fund cancer research.