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Adoption Attorneys

Kevin W. Kenney
For more than two decades, Kevin has been involved in hundreds of adoptions in the Kansas City area. He has helped adoptive parents complete every type of adoption in both Kansas and Missouri, and has represented dozens of birth parents in both states.
Beck and Wilkinson
For more than two decades, hundreds of prospective adoptive families and pregnant women of Missouri have trusted Beck and Beck Law to legally achieve their adoption and surrogacy goals.
McCarthyWeston, P.L.L.C.
McCarthyWeston, P.L.L.C. is a law firm in Northern Arizona with an emphasis on adoption and family law, real estate, commercial/business law, and construction. Additionally, Philip (Jay) McCarthy, Jr. serves as co-counsel throughout the United States in cases involving the Indian Child Welfare Act. McCarthyWeston, P.L.L.C. is rated as an “AV” firm, ranking the firm at the highest level of professional excellence by Lexis Nexis/Martindale-Hubbell. Please contact our office at (928) 779-4252 with any questions.
Patton & Associates
Patton & Associates is an AV rated law firm by Martindale-Hubbell, meaning it has been rated by other lawyers to have the highest legal ability, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
Steffas & Associates, P.C.
Steffas & Associates, P.C. is an AV Rated firm that focuses on building families through Adoption, Surrogacy and Immigration. Our attorneys are driven by what is in the Best Interest of the Child. Call 770-642-6075 or view our website to learn more.
Adoption Law Group
We are a small law office in Southern California devoted solely to adoptions. Our office consists of two attorneys, Celeste and Tanya, our legal assistant, Evelyn, and a small, friendly support staff. We work with birthmothers and adoptive parents from all over the United States to help create positive, caring and secure adoption experiences. We are committed to giving personal attention to each and every detail involved in the adoption process. From helping a birthmother select an adoptive family to making hospital arrangements, to finalizing the adoption, we make every effort to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks and that everyone involved is treated with the utmost compassion and respect.
Jennifer Fairfax, Family Formation Law Offices
Jennifer Fairfax is a private attorney representing adoptive parents, birth parents and children in domestic adoptions.
Adoption Law Office of Tim Blied - California Legal Services
For more than 30 years Tim Blied has been serving birthmothers and adoptive parents in all aspects of the adoption process.
The Law Office of Hensley & Nicholas
Law Firm with 14 years of Missouri Adoption Experience
Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A.
Walling, Berg & Debele, P.A., is a private practice family law firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The lawyers at our firm are experienced at handling complex legal matters involving family and children's issues. We are committed to serving our clients' interests in settlement negotiations and in court when necessary. Founded in 1991, we have the experience needed to effectively represent our clients in a variety of family law matters. From divorce to adoption, we protect our clients' rights while looking out for the best interests of the children involved.
Mike Belfonte
Mike Belfonte has been working with adoptive families and birth parents in Missouri and Kansas since 1995.
Bryan McLachlan
Bryan McLachlan has been practicing adoption law in Florida since 1992.
Adoption Surrogacy Law Center at Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn
Helping families grow through surrogacy and adoption and assisting gestational carriers and placing parents.
Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen
The Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen provides comprehensive adoption legal services to prospective adoptive families and birth parents throughout Washington State. Call (206) 367-1065 for additional information.
Fiddler Law Office, P.A.
A Minnesota law firm focusing on adoption, foster care, third party custody, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP
Practicing in New York and New Jersey, we concentrate our law practice exclusively on adoption and reproductive law. Our work is first and foremost about creating secure families. Call 914-779-1050 for additional information.
Adoption Legal Services of Arkansas
With more than 500 completed adoptions, the Kelley Law Firm has been building families for over 25 years.
Ted Kern Family Law and Mediation
Ted Kern is an attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee with twenty years experience practicing family law. He is a Tennessee Supreme Court approved mediator, and a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Carolyn Arnett, P.L.L.C.
Carolyn Arnett is a private attorney representing birth parents, adoptive parents and children in domestic adoptions as well as re-finalizations of international adoptions throughout the state of Kentucky. Call (502) 585-4368 for additional information.

Health & Pregnancy

Alpha Center
Alpha Center is a Christian medical clinic that provides support, education and counsel to individuals facing decisions about sexuality, relationship, and pregnancy issues. FREE services include, but are not limited to: Pregnancy Tests, Limited Ultrasound, Pregnancy Options Counsel, Adoption Education, STD Testing, New Parent Education, Pregnancy Referrals & Resources, Pregnancy Support, Peer Mentoring, After Abortion Care Support Groups.
Pregnancy Support Center Southside Virginia
Providing helping hearts to men and women dealing with pregnancy issues in Central Virginia
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Greene County
The CPC of Greene County provides information to those seeking help with options that allow them to make informed and well thought out decision regarding unplanned pregnancy. The CPC of Greene County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Center operates solely on the donations from individuals and local churches and businesses. Contact us on our 24-hour hot line 724-627-6819 or at
New Hope Inc. - Abortion Alternatives
Established in 1985, New Hope, Inc. is an outreach organization that provides help for single first-time mothers and their babies. New Hope provides subsidies for housing, day care, education, and counseling.
Choices of the Heart Network
Our mission it to advance a culture of truth by empowering individuals to make healthy life choices.
Prenatal Multivitamins and Kids Vitamins
A review of the top prenatal vitamins for pregnant women and for children.

General Adoption information & Support

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Gateways to Information: Protecting Children, Strengthening Families
We are able to assist with all types of adoption, domestic, international, special needs, step parent, kinship, foster, custody and guardianship.
Online Adoption Gift Registry
A new service created by an adoptive parent for adoptive parents.
Metropolitan Adoption Council of the Greater Kansas City Area
The Metropolitan Adoption Council of Greater Kansas City, a group whose members are licensed agencies, professional adoption practitioners and those with a special interest in adoption concerns.
Christian Life Resources
Christian Life Resources focuses their attention on many issues such as: abortion, infertility, birth control, post-abortion syndrome, infanticide, medical directive statements, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
Adoption Options
Adoption Options is a Hague accredited, full service adoption agency in Colorado that places children through domestic infant adoption, foster care and international adoption. Call 1-800-878-1601 for 24 hour support.
Resources 4 Adoption
Assists adoptive families with in-depth information on adoption grants and loans.
Council of Accreditation
COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting accreditation standards.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Named for Wendy’s Founder and Adoption Advocate Dave Thomas, DTFA promotes awareness for foster care adoption and adoption benefits in the workplace.
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
The Adoption Institute is a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.
Heart of the Matter Seminars
Since 1998, Heart of the Matter Seminars has been providing engaging, informative and empowering education experiences with a focus on children at risk for adoptive parents and educators.
Adoption.NET is the newest information source for adoption on the web. We are a community where you can share your experiences and ask questions, a guide for all things foster care and adoption, and a place to get support throughout the adoption process.

Books & Publications

Options Magazine
Options Magazine provides free information for birth mothers with an unplanned pregnancy. Has many articles to help pregnant girls, teens and women deal with options for their babies and themselves.
Baby Center
Parenting and Pregnancy Information.
Adoptive Families Magazine
Adoptive Families is an award-winning national adoption magazine and source for adoption information for families before during and after adoption.
Adoption Today Magazine
An adoption magazine dedicated to international and transracial adoption.
Adoption Quarterly
A scholarly publication on adoption.

Same-Sex and Single Parent Adoption Resources

Adoption STAR
New York-based adoption agency that provides adoption services for same-sex couples and single parents.

Adoptee Support

Adoption Database
The Adoption Database consists of members of the adoption triad who are in the process of searching for a family member.
Adoption Registry Connect
ARC is an adoption registry database designed to assist adoptees and birth families in connecting with each other.
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
FamilySearch is the largest genealogical organization in the world. They actively gather, preserve and share genealogical records worldwide with the support of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
International Soundex Reunion Registry
ISRR is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization founded in 1975 as a mutual consent reunion registry for persons desiring to reconnect with their next-of-kin.
G's Adoption Registry
For adoptees desiring a reunion with their birth family, or to learn about their medical history and birth family genealogy.
Access to Adoption Records (PDF)
Learn about gaining access to your adoption records.

A complete online resource for those experiencing infertility issues.
Creating a Family
A nonprofit providing education and support for infertility and adoption.

Mental and Physical Health

Counseling Center for the Adoption Family
Adoptions counselors who have been personally touched by adoption, and thus understand the many intricacies and emotions inherent in adoption.
Women, Infants and Children
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Adoption Home Study Providers

Adoption Home Study Providers at
1-800-homestudy offers FREE domestic or international adoption home study referrals for adoptive families and adoption professionals across the United States.
Metropolitan Adoption Council of the Greater Kansas City Area
The Metropolitan Adoption Council of Greater Kansas City, a group whose members are licensed agencies, professional adoption practitioners and those with a special interest in adoption concerns.
Adoption Home Study Service
Adoption Home Study Service was founded by Mike Saunderson, MSW to provide adoption home study and counseling services to families in the state of Washington.

Adoption Blogs

Birthmothers 4 Adoption
A blog from birth mother and pro-adoption advocate Jessa, who shares her experiences with adoption.
Ex Foster Kids Unite
Tanya's blog offers words of encouragement and advice for those who experienced the foster care system.
Swinging on Small Hinges
James, Stephanie, Kayley & Maggie's blog about how they became a family through adoption.
Mason Arik's Blog
A blog about Mason's battle with Diffuse Pontine Glioma. Help out Mason by buying a gray bracelet!
Adoption News
The one-stop source for information and up-to-date adoption news.
Bucket & Roon
A blog from an American Adoptions family to share with the birth families of their daughters and their own extended families.

Adoption Agency

Adoption By Gentle Care
Adoption By Gentle Care is a non-denominational, non-profit adoption agency providing national service to birthparents and adoptive families.
ANEW Adoption Agency, Inc.
ANEW Adoption Agency is a NM licensed adoption and foster care child placing agency providing domestic and international home studies, and services to birth families and adoptive families. We celebrate diversity!
Family Options
Family Options is a licensed, private, non-profit adoption agency offering a full range of personalized adoptions services, counseling & education for birth and adoptive families.
Family Connections Christian Adoptions
Family Connections Christian Adoptions is a licensed non-profit, full-service adoption agency for waiting children. We have offices throughout California, please call 209-524-8844 to receive additional information.
Jewish Family Service of New Haven
Jewish Family Service of New Haven is a nonprofit agency, providing a wide range of quality social and human services throughout the New Haven, Connecticut area, regardless of race, religion, or national origin.

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