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
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
Each year, FIA is asked by health care professionals and other advocates if we can assist a woman or couple with an adoption plan if they do not speak English. The answer is and has been, YES! Women’s issues are women’s issues, regardless of spoken language, and compassionate adoption is not limited only to those who speak English. Women and couples for whom English is not their first language may be considering adoption as an option for an unplanned pregnancy. Friends in Adoption is happy to work with anyone interested in learning more about adoption regardless of communication style or language....Read More
Adoption Support Group for Birth Parents Note of Date Change: The date of this workshop has been changed! The correct date is Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Laurie Coreno Reynolds, LMHC, in Affiliation with Friends in Adoption is pleased to announce: Circle Of Love A Support Group for Birth Parents When: Tuesday September 24, 2014 from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm Where: 636 Plank Road, Suite 208, Clifton Park, New York Circle of Love is open to all birthmothers, birthfathers and/or pregnant women considering an adoption plan. You will have a safe and comfortable place to openly share your feelings, ask questions and connect with birthparents of all ages, and with many different life experiences. Our meetings are free, and confidential. To RSVP or make a referral contact...Read More
Convenience for you helps FIA as well! The AmazonSmile advantage! New and expectant adoptive parents, parents doing back-to-school shopping, holiday shoppers, and folks who just like the convenience of door to door delivery of consumer goods have found the AmazonSmile program to a perfect way to give back to FIA while also helping themselves. Consider the following: Bulk diapers and formula delivered right to your door Going on vacation? You can have baby supplies delivered directly to your destination! School supplies, without the hassle. Household supplies, gifts, and more... we all buy them! Know a regular Amazon.com shopper? Please ask them to sign up to help FIA! If you would ordinarily shop on Amazon.com, or if you have been thinking about trying it, ANY time you login through AmazonSmile, FIA will receive a...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.