Adoption Services and Information
Welcome to the Friends in Adoption website! To find relevant information to your specific needs, please navigate through the topics below:
Pregnant? You Have Options.
Thinking About Adopting a Child?
View Adoption Profiles of Families Looking to Adopt
- Pregnant women/ expectant parents are empowered through the process. This means we provide information on all available options and support without pressure.
- Open adoption provides the opportunity for there to be an ongoing direct relationship between the adopted child and the birth family, according to the comfort level of all involved.
- We value diversity and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, marital status, age, religion, physical disability, income, sexual orientation, or gender identity/ expression.
- FIA provides post-adopt support and education for all members of the family of adoption: birth mothers and birth fathers, adoptive families, and adoptees.
Adoption is not giving up on a child.
It’s a selfless act of love for the child.
One of the questions that we often hear from women facing an unplanned pregnancy is “how do I give my baby up for adoption?” When an expectant mother is considering adoption for her baby, it is much more than just how to “give baby up for adoption“. It means making an adoption plan for her child, and it means a lot of courage and incredible sacrifice on her part. By reading and selecting approved adoptive family profiles, expectant parents are able to review potential adoptive parents who are ready, willing and able to adopt a child. By selecting a family, the pregnant woman/couple is in control of who will adopt the baby. She is not “giving up her baby”, she is choosing a life she dreams for her baby.
Adoption is about finding forever families for children!
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Latest FIA News
You are invited to participate in Fostering Families: A Mini-conference for Building and Celebrating LGBTQ Families and Allies, Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Syracuse, NY, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference, organized by the CNY LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition, in which Friends in Adoption (FIA) participates, will be held at Park Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St, Syracuse, NY. Pre-registration for a modest fee of $7 per person is required, and this fee includes refreshments and lunch....Read More
The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys is offering a free and open to the public Family Building Expo. Stop by the Friends in Adoption table and say hello to Dawn and Nan! “Creating Your Child’s Story” Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square, Philadelphia Workshops by the leading national legal experts about adoption, foster care and family creation. Dawn Smith Pliner, Founding Director of Friends in Adoption will be speaking on Open Adoption. Exhibitors and speakers will offer placement counseling and legal services. For more information, visit: adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa/expo or contact Jennie Sullivan at admin_AT_adoptionattorneys_DOT_org...Read More
I’m pregnant. I need help.
If you are pregnant and considering adoption as one of your options, FRIENDS IN ADOPTION can help you learn about adoption if that feels right for you and your child.
I Need Adoption Info.
FRIENDS IN ADOPTION has been working in the field of adoption for more than 30 years and has resources to help you with your adoption journey.
If you’re pregnant or parenting and considering adoption for your child, FRIENDS IN ADOPTION can help you with an adoption plan that is right for you and your child.
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The staff at FIA cares. You can reach us as a resource and we are here to listen and provide information. Call 1-800-982-3678.