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Join Friends in Adoption (FIA) for the next Get Acquainted Workshop — beginning on Thursday evening, December 12th, 2019 and continuing Friday all day (8am-4pm), December 13th, 2019. Location to be announced. Register now and join us to learn about adoption!… <a class="kt-excerpt-readmore" href="https://www.friendsinadoption.org/calendar-of-events/learn-how-adopt-child-adoption-workshop/" aria-label="Learn How to Adopt a Child at FIA’s GAW – Get Acquainted Workshop –... Read More
Friends in Adoption offers Lifelong Connections! November is National Adoption Month, and before it comes to a close, it's important to us to remind our alumni and prospective adoptive parents of the full range of services provided by Friends in Adoption. In particular, we want to emphasize our commitment to providing our alumni families with lifelong support, because we... Read More
Spectrum News converses with Friends in Adoption! Matt Hunter, reporter with Spectrum News, spent an afternoon interviewing FIA alumni Colby and Tifanie and Ron and Katharine, about their experiences with being new parents. Matt also spoke with Patty Smith, FIA's Case Manager and Community Outreach Provider working out of Glenville, Schenectady County, NY.… <a class="kt-excerpt-readmore" href="https://www.friendsinadoption.org/adoption-in-the-media/videos-about-adoption/spectrum-news-fia/" aria-label="Spectrum News converses... Read More
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1-800-98-ADOPT – The staff at Friends in Adoption (FIA) cares. You can reach us as a resource and we are here to listen and provide information. Call 1-800-982-3678 or e-mail us.
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.
Adoption does not end with the birth and placement of an infant or child. It is a lifelong process based on trust, honesty and mutual responsibility — placing the needs of each child as central. FIA’s Compassionate Care Center provides ongoing post-adoption support for birth and adoptive families.
All Children – All Families
Friends in Adoption is a recognized Leader in supporting and serving LGBT Families. Presented by HRC’s All Children – All Families.
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.
If you plan to leave your child at a Safe Haven location, please consider first calling Friends in Adoption to hear about all of your options, so you can make an informed decision. Adoption is about finding forever families for children!