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Selecting an adoption agency to guide you through adopting a child is an important part of your adoption journey. Be sure to research any agency you're considering, and ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel confident in your ultimate decision. Friends in Adoption is sharing 5 questions we recommend asking adoption agencies you're thinking... Read More
We are running just the same as always. Working remotely is one of our biggest strengths, and persevering through the coronavirus pandemic highlights our ability to offer resources and services at any time, and to any place in the United States.… Read More
Friends in Adoption was interviewed by Daddy Squared, a gay parenting podcast. The episode focused on providing adoption information to a couple in the initial steps of starting the adoption process. They interviewed FIA about the many aspects of the adoption process — including the financial expectations of an adoption process and the rights of pregnant individuals considering making... Read More
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Friends in Adoption:
A Non-profit, Caring Adoption Agency Providing Compassionate Adoption Services Since 1982
Friends in Adoption (FIA) Promotes:
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 Services and Information:
This website contains relevant information to your specific needs regarding adoption.
Please navigate through the topics below to go to a page that best suits your needs:
- I am pregnant and considering adoption for my unborn child
- We are an expectant couple considering adoption for our unborn child
- I am a parent thinking about placing my already-born child for adoption
- I am looking to become an adoptive parent and building my family through adoption
- I am a professional working with someone interested in adoption
- I am looking for information related to post-adoption issues
- I just want to research the contents of your website
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Contact FIA 24/7
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 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!
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